The Blackboard Homepage

When you've successfully logged in to Blackboard, you'll be brought to the My NUI Galway tab on the Blackboard homepage (see screenshot below).

Here you can access all courses you are currently enrolled on (under My Courses, marked 1 below) and view recent course or system announcements(under My Announcements, marked 2 below).

On this page, you can also click through to staff and student guides to Blackboard, the Blackboard.com manual and browse or search through the course catalog .

How to Organise the My Courses Area

If you're enrolled on a lot of courses, over a number of different academic years, the 'My Courses' area can quickly become messy and confusing.

We recommend organising your courses by academic year, and expanding the current year, so you can quickly navigate to particular courses (as per the 'My Courses' section in the Blackboard Homepage screenshot).

To do so:

1. Hover over the My Courses title bar and click on the contextual wheel which appears.

2. Check the 'Group by Term' option and choose which years you wish to show or expand

3. Click submit.