Organisation and layout

Students tell us that they value consistency of navigation features so that they know where to locate key elements when visiting a new course unit for the first time. By ‘consistent’, we mean recognisably similar, not necessarily identical. Therefore it is helpful for navigation to be consistent across all course units within a programme.

Since some programmes share course units with others, the easiest way to address this issue is to apply the recommended Blackboard Standard Course Structure (SCS) when you activate a course unit, or you can recreate it within an existing unit. The layout below is representative of this structure.

standard course structure menu

“Are eLearning resources easily navigable and the online experience consistent; is the structure and signposting similar for each area?”