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. From the top-down is Course Content, Communication, Assessment, Course Information, My Grades... a separating line, Study Support, and finally Technical Support.

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