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<p>Ulster's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) has been <b>upgraded</b> from WebCT to <b>Blackboard Learn</b>. All courses will be taught via Blackboard Learn from September 2011 onwards.</p> 
<p><b>Blackboard Learn</b> is now available via the <b>Portal</b> (<a href="http://portal.ulster.ac.uk/" target="_blank">http://portal.ulster.ac.uk</a>) or directly from the web link <a href="https://learning.ulster.ac.uk" target="_blank">https://learning.ulster.ac.uk</a>.</p> 
<p><center><img src="http://wiki.ulster.ac.uk/download/attachments/14811147/upgradeGirlPic.jpg?version=1&modificationDate=1296147949823" alt="Upgrading to Blackboard Learn" title="Welcome to Blackboard Learn" vpsace="0px" hspace="0px" align="center" style="margin-right:10px;"/></center></p> 
 
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The <b>Blackboard Bulletin</b> highlights useful tools, top tips and user statistics, tailored to that stage of the academic year.
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<a href="http://wiki.ulster.ac.uk/display/bbip/Edition+1">Edition 1 - Information and Content</a>
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<a href="http://wiki.ulster.ac.uk/display/bbip/Edition+2">Edition 2 - Communication and Collaboration</a>
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<a href="http://wiki.ulster.ac.uk/display/bbip/Edition+3">Edition 3 - Assessment and Feedback</a>
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<a href="http://wiki.ulster.ac.uk/display/bbip/Edition+4">Edition 4 - Course Management & Preparing for Semester 2</a>
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<a href="http://wiki.ulster.ac.uk/display/bbip/Training+Workshops">Information about all available training workshops</a>
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<a href="http://wiki.ulster.ac.uk/display/bbip/Training+Workshop+and+Clinic+Dates">Calendar showing the dates of all training events</a>
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<p>You can revise your Semester Two 11/12 modules once you have <b>requested access</b> to them (with new CRNs) via the <a href="http://athens.ulster.ac.uk/ModuleAccessRequest/" target="_blank">Module Access Request System</a>. You can now also request access to <b>Course/Programme Support Areas</b>.<br><br>
<i>(Log in using your Active Directory details.)</i></p>
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<img src="http://adl.ulster.ac.uk/public/img/bbip/support_furniture/blue-arrow.gif" vspace="0px" hspace="0px"/>&nbsp;<a href="http://portal.ulster.ac.uk/" target="_blank">http://portal.ulster.ac.uk/</a>
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<p>If you have a question you would like answered, please use our <a href="http://wiki.ulster.ac.uk/display/bbip/Send+us+your+Questions">contact form</a>. A selection of the most common questions, with answers, will be displayed on the <a href="http://wiki.ulster.ac.uk/display/bbip/FAQs">FAQs</a> page.<br>
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