Note: To use xpLor on campus you must be logged into the UQ Internet Quota System. i.e. Enter any external website address into your browser, enter your user name and password and click continue.

Accessing My Blackboard

  1. Login to Learn.UQ (Blackboard).
  2. Click on your name in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Click on your name in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Note: The notifications red number symbol (little red numbers) do not disappear after you review the Retention Centre.

Tools

Tools menu

Note: The Social Learning tools are not for synchorous communication. i.e. The do not automatically refresh with new content. Further, reloading the page reloads the entry page.

Icon Tool

Profile picture

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Profile icon

Profile: Your profile provides a photo and information about you throughout Learn.UQ (Blackboard). Your profile can be viewed in the People tool, Discussion boards, Blogs, Journals and Wikis.

Refer to the Profile guide.

Bb home icon

Bb Home: Gives you an overview of the items that are due and recently marked.

Note, by default TurnItIn assignments will not be displayed as their due dates are not recorded in Grade Centre. You will need to edit the TurnItIn column in Grade Centre and enter due date for it to be display in this tool.

Note, events are not shown in this tool.

Posts icon Posts: Displays the latest posts in the courses and communities you are enrolled in and follow. i.e. Posts from all your Course Discussion boards.
Updates icon

Updates: A combined list of the announcements and notifications from all your courses. i.e. Notifications that assignments have been marked.

Note, you can edit what notifications are displayed: Settings > Edit Notifications

Note, by default TurnItIn assignments will not be displayed as their due dates are not recorded in Grade Centre. You will need to edit the TurnItIn column in Grade Centre and enter due date for it to be display in this tool.

Retention Centre icon

Retention Centre: You can use the Retention Centre to monitor student engagement and progress in any of your courses. This tool displays an overview of information from each course you teach.

Refer to the Retention Centre tool page.

Calendar icon Calendar: We are recommending to staff and students not to rely on this calendar as there are bugs that cause not all dates to be displayed.
People icon

People: Allows you to find and interact with staff and students.

Refer to the People guide.

Messages icon

Messages: A discussion tool that is not course based.

Refer to the Messages guide.

Spaces icon

Spaces: Allows staff and students to set collaborative groups that are not course based.

Refer to the Spaces guide.

Spaces button

Spaces: Gives you quick links to all spaces you are a member of.

Refer to the Spaces guide.

Settings button

Settings: Allows you to view and edit notifications from all your courses.