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Producing/advising on well designed and attractive pages in Blackboard


Good learning design makes it easier for students to find what they want, increase interest and engagement and help students focus on the material and activities which are most important to you and them.

  • Increases engagement from student
  • Supports students development
  • Develops student’s capacities to be active, critical and independent learners
  • Raises interest, attracting students’ attention on a topic
  • Encourages continuous learning and progression
  • Encourages motivation and self-responsibility
  • Supports students to focus effort and devote sufficient amount of time to the most important aspects of the course

Well designed and attractive pages in Blackboard are more than making things look pretty. The structure and design of your pages, the use of different media such as images, and how text is written can affect the usability of your pages and how students engage with your content.

Good learning design makes it easier for students to find what they want, increase interest and engagement and help students focus on the material and activities which are most important to you and them.

The following is a suggested time commitment but this may differ depending on individual requirements.

  • 4-8 hours over several weeks which would include
    • An initial meeting to discuss your requirements with us and produce a project plan
    • A follow on meeting to clarify what you need
    • Reviewing and feeding back on progress
    • A final meeting with us to review the Blackboard pages and ensure they meet your and your students’ needs  

Please note this is just an example, we will work closely with you to develop a project where you are clear what support the eLearning team will provide and what your time commitment is.

All you need to do to request some support is to contact the eLearning team by emailing elearning@manchester.ac.uk, please give us as much information as possible about what you want to do, what courses you are working on and what students you are supporting.