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Blackboard support

Blackboard is Curtin’s learning management system.

This section provides comprehensive guides about all of the online tools and functionality which you may encounter in Blackboard while studying online at Curtin.

Working with Blackboard tools


You can easily send email to your lecturer, tutor or other students in your class.

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Sending Email


Stay on track with what’s happening in your unit.

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Journals are private online spaces where you can post reflections on your work, or on set topics.

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Discussion boards

Discussion boards are a great way to keep in touch with your the rest of your class.

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Create a post
Create a new thread
Reply to a thread
Organise posts
View discussion board grades

Wikis – Blackboard

Wikis are collaborative online writing spaces shared by the whole class.

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Create and edit a wiki page
Link wiki pages
View your contribution to a wiki


Blogs are online spaces where you can post individual blog entries and the rest of the class can read and comment on your posts.

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Create a blog entry
Comment on a blog entry 

Wikis – Campus Pack

Wikis are collaborative online writing spaces shared by the whole class.

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Assignments, My Grades and Quizzes


Find out how to submit your assignments electronically through Blackboard .

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Submit assignments

Online tests, quizzes and surveys

Some online units may contain eTests and quizzes.

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Take an online test

Group assignments

If your lecturer has set up group assignments, one member of the group can submit the assignment on behalf of all the members.

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My Grades

Use the My Grades tool to access your results and feedback from your lecturer.

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Check your grades
View your discussion board grades

Collaborating in groups

Work in groups

If your lecturer has enabled groups and group tools, you may have access to group email, discussion boards and the ability to exchange files.

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Work in groups
Group assignments

Group tools

If you lecturer has enabled groups and group tools, you can email your group or exchange files within it.

Email a group
Exchange files within a group

Customise your group homepage

You can customise the group banner, add modules and change the group colour scheme.

Customise your group homepage