Blackboard allows you to keep in touch with your lecturers and fellow students via e-mail, through online discussions and tutorials and by providing quick and easy access to useful, up-to-date information. You can watch a demonstration if you are unfamiliar with Blackboard.

Student e-mail Account

It is important that you check your student e-mail account on a regular basis as we will use this address to send important information to you.

Online Discussion and Netiquette

Discussion will undoubtedly form an important part of your learning here at the University of South Wales. Blackboard can facilitate online discussions via a range of online tools including forums, blogs and wikis. To become familiar with the codes of conduct for communicating online, take a look at our information on Netiquette.

Using Social Media

As social media websites create written, public records of events and conversations that in previous years might have remained private, you need to be aware of certain considerations when using social media such as Facebook, Twitter and more.

Getting in touch with lecturers

Each of your Blackboard modules has a Staff Information page that should include details of how and when you can contact staff members outside of class time. If this isn’t the case please ask the member of staff to add this information to the module. Some staff might also display their availability on their office door.

If you have any difficulties getting in touch please contact your Faculty Advice Zone.