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Blackboard is a web-based application that supports and enables the delivery of the University’s curricula in a flexible online environment. As a highly versatile and evolved teaching and learning platform, Blackboard provides a wide range of tools and capabilities that will allow ECU to create active, collaboration-driven learning communities, within which staff and students can engage meaningfully with unit content and each other to achieve positive learning outcomes.

Blackboard supports all aspects of a unit’s delivery online, including ongoing communications between lecturers and students, the distribution of study materials, the facilitation of learning activities and the management of assessment and feedback processes.

For offshore partners new to Blackboard, training support can be accessed through the Centre for Learning and Development.

For technical and specialist support options, please visit:

For detailed training resources and materials pertaining to the use of Blackboard, please visit:

Should you have general queries about Blackboard from a training and development perspective, please direct these to

Partner Institution staff will be provided access to Blackboard after they have been approved to teach by ECU staff and they have completed the relevant access forms.

Students will only gain access to Blackboard and the relevant course materials and unit information when they have been enrolled in to the unit by the Partnerships Officer.

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