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Blackboard

Blackboard is the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and is used by staff and students to support learning.

Each academic module has a Blackboard course attached to it and students are automatically enrolled on Blackboard courses each semester.

Students use Blackboard to access module learning materials, eAssessment and for collaboration.

Blackboard user guide


Blackboard Mobile Learn

Blackboard Mobile Learn is an app that provides access to your Blackboard modules and enables you to:

  • read module announcements
  • review lecture materials
  • participate in discussion board topics, blogs and wikis
  • find out grades for assignments you have submitted
  • stay logged in to Blackboard

Download the app

  • Visit the app store for your device and search for Blackboard Mobile Learn
  • Enter Salford to find your school and then select University of Salford
  • Login using your University network username and password
  • When logged in, you will see the main navigation menu which lists the modules you are enrolled on

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All readable, some formatting issues around images and footers may occur with Word docs. PowerPoint slides don’t show transitions, animations or narrations. With MS Office documents, while all devices will allow you to read the files (Android devices will even download to the device), if you want to save or amend them you will need to bear in mind the optional purchase of an Office app suite for your device.

The same applies if your device does not, by default, support a particular file format – it may be possible to add this by purchasing an appropriate app.

These play fine. Apple devices show as an attachment which can be opened from within the app, and Android devices play through the built-in media player app.

With podcasts, it’s advisable to use a dedicated tool such as that built into iTunes to download and manage podcast episodes on your Apple device for later playback. On Android devices while they can be played via the browser, if you navigate away/back, it sometimes continues to play. It is advisable to press pause/stop on the onscreen control, unless you have previously downloaded and transferred to your device, in which case it will play through your media player app as normal.

Library Tour

Starts: 28 Jun 2017 11:00 AM
Finishes: 28 Jun 2017 11:30 AM
Venue: Clifford Whitworth Library, meet on the first floor near the library information desk opposite the stairs from the library entrance.
A short tour of the Clifford Whitworth Library facilities for new students.


Get Ahead with Computing, Library & Study Essentials

Starts: 28 Jun 2017 12:00 PM
Finishes: 28 Jun 2017 1:00 PM
Venue: Peel LG16
This one hour session will introduce you to the Library services available during your time at the University.

It is preferable that you book a place but students are welcome to turn up on the day.


Search the Academic Way

Starts: 28 Jun 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 28 Jun 2017 2:00 PM
Venue: Peel LG16
Not sure on how to start using the Library for your studies? This one hour workshop will help you locate the quality academic materials you need to use for your degree, research and assignments.

It is preferable that you book a place but students are welcome to turn up on the day.


Library Tour

Starts: 26 Jul 2017 11:00 AM
Finishes: 26 Jul 2017 11:30 AM
Venue: Clifford Whitworth Library, meet on the first floor near the library information desk opposite the stairs from the library entrance.
A short tour of the Clifford Whitworth Library facilities for new students.


Get Ahead with Computing, Library & Study Essentials

Starts: 26 Jul 2017 12:00 PM
Finishes: 26 Jul 2017 1:00 PM
Venue: Allerton c811. Walk up the main stairs to access the lifts. Go up to Level 7/8. Walk up to level 8, turn left to find room C811 first door on the right.
This one hour session will introduce you to the Library services available during your time at the University.

It is preferable that you book a place but students are welcome to turn up on the day.


Search the Academic Way

Starts: 26 Jul 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 26 Jul 2017 2:00 PM
Venue: Allerton c811. Walk up the main stairs to access the lifts. Go up to Level 7/8. Walk up to level 8, turn left to find room C811 first door on the right.
Not sure on how to start using the Library for your studies? This one hour workshop will help you locate the quality academic materials you need to use for your degree, research and assignments.

It is preferable that you book a place but students are welcome to turn up on the day.


Library Tour

Starts: 23 Aug 2017 11:00 AM
Finishes: 23 Aug 2017 11:30 AM
Venue: Clifford Whitworth Library, meet on the first floor near the library information desk opposite the stairs from the library entrance.
A short tour of the Clifford Whitworth Library facilities for new students.


Get Ahead with Computing, Library & Study Essentials

Starts: 23 Aug 2017 12:00 PM
Finishes: 23 Aug 2017 1:00 PM
Venue: Allerton c811 Walk up the main stairs to access the lifts. Go up to Level 7/8. Walk up to level 8, turn left to find room C811 first door on the right.
This one hour session will introduce you to the Library services available during your time at the University.

It is preferable that you book a place but students are welcome to turn up on the day.


Search the Academic Way

Starts: 23 Aug 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 23 Aug 2017 2:00 PM
Venue: Allerton c811 Walk up the main stairs to access the lifts. Go up to Level 7/8. Walk up to level 8, turn left to find room C811 first door on the right.
Not sure on how to start using the Library for your studies? This one hour workshop will help you locate the quality academic materials you need to use for your degree, research and assignments.

It is preferable that you book a place but students are welcome to turn up on the day.


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