Campus Pack Update
From November 2014 Campus Pack Blogs and Wikis in Blackboard will have a new user interface (UI).
To learn more about this version of Blogs and Wiki and other Campus Pack tools, please visit:
What is Campus Pack?
Campus Pack is a suite of web-based reusable social media tools including wikis, blogs, journals, podcasts, which are used to build and implement assignments and activities.
Campus Pack is designed for educational institutions. Its organization into Course Components, Personal Learning Spaces, and Community Areas mirrors your core activities of courses; study, research, and reflection; and co-curricular activities. The Course Components anticipate the special role of instructors and include unique assessment tools, while the Personal Learning Spaces and Community Areas are designed to support learning and development outside of the classroom.
Why should I use Campus Pack?
You should use Campus Pack if you want to include social media tools in your course or research and desire the flexibility of control over the permissions settings for viewing and editing the tools. Permissions for viewing, contributing, commenting, and tagging can be selected in any combination, and the permissions can apply narrowly or broadly—to selected individuals, a group, a course, the whole institution, or everyone in the world.
How do I use Campus Pack?
Tutorials and help guides for using Campus Pack are located here
How do I access Campus Pack?
Campus Pack tools are accessed via Blackboard and using Blackboard authentication to ensure access is only granted to those who have the correct permissions.
Support for Campus Pack
Campus Pack training is included in the Blackboard workshops and drop in support sessions, visit the workshop and events page for more information and to book your place - Workshops and Events
If you have a technical or administration query, the ITS Service desk is your first point of contact, telephone: 04 463 5050.
Individualised support using this technology in your teaching is available from the LTTSs (Learning and Teaching Technology Specialists).