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Blackboard Community Engagement

Blackboards Community Engagement enables a school to build and tailor their own Blackboard Learn experience for their staff and students. Community Engagement provides schools with the option to manage their modules and customised homepage within Blackboard to provide students with school-specific branding, news, support, information and alerts.

It allows the educational experience to extend beyond the course, module and classroom. A school can target information for its members by staff or student status or by year of study, Undergraduate or Postgraduate or a combination of any of these roles. Schools can also have a designated school administrator who can enrol themselves in modules to check content for their students. Therefore a school's experience can be tailored to meet their specific needs.

We have five schools using Community Engagement to different degrees, the School of Medicine, the School of Business the School of Dental Science and the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Community Engagement for Medicine
Community Engagement homepage within Blackboard for the School of Medicine showing custom, school-specific branding, information and links for students.

Getting Started with Community Engagement

Please note: dute to the current situation in the 2020/21 academic year we are not planning to roll out Community Engagement to any further schools at this point due to the workload involved. For queries regarding Community Engagement please contact