Online training

This page lists a range of self access training materials. If you can't find what you are looking for or have further questions please contact us.


Blackboard staff quick start guide

Blackboard: staff quick start guide (.pdf)


Blackboard help for instructors

Blackboard's helpsite for staff  - includes step by step guides and video tutorials


Blackboard video tutorials

Catalogue of video tutorials


Blackboard top tips videos

Blackboard Top tip videos from the Digital Education Office


DEO webinars

Recordings of DEO webinars on the following topics are available for staff to access in the DEO Staff Development Blackboard course. Webinars generally feature short 10-15 minute demonstrations:

For access to the DEO Staff Development Blackboard course or to request a webinar on a particular topic please contact us


Electronic management of assessment 

Video and printed guides, including marking and feedback using Blackboard and Turnitin


Getting started with Blackboard Collaborate

Collaborate is Blackboard's web conferencing platform, which can be used for a range of applications from real-time virtual teaching to distributed groupwork.

Access the online tutorial  (approx 10 minutes)

About Blackboard Collaborate


Replay how to guides

Replay how to guides


TEL essentials online

TEL essentials online is a free online course for Bristol staff providing an overview of technology enhanced learning and assessment practice. It's a self-paced self-enrol course. It should should take approximately 2.5 hours to complete, time which can be spread over several days.

Access TEL essentials online: follow the following link: enrol on TEL Essentials online. Note that this will take you to a different login page than usual but you should use your normal (SSO) username and password.


Tutorials on

All staff and post-graduate research students have access to a range of tutorials and training courses on You will need to follow IT Services instructions for accessing

Once you have logged in, a range of TEL-related topics are covered. Examples include:

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Xerte crash course

A 20 minute video tutorial showing you how to create interactive online resources using Xerte.

Access the Xerte crash course

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