Discover Effective Time-saving Resources with Qwickly Course Tools for Blackboard

This month, we’re pleased to announce the return of Qwickly+ to our Blackboard environment. For all previous users of the tool, you’ll be happy to hear that you can now post announcements and content to multiple courses again. However, we all know technology tends to shift and adapt over time. In this case, you can expect some excellent improvements to the latest version (details below). One major change worth mentioning is the title of the tool. From this point onwards, Qwickly+ is now known as Qwickly Course Tools.

To find Qwickly Course Tools, head down to the ‘Tools’ section on the Blackboard home page menu then select ‘Qwickly Tools’.

Qwickly Tools is now located within the Tools section of Blackboard

Qwickly Course Tools empowers users to post announcements, documents, weblinks, cloud files and Blackboard calendar sessions in one central location within Blackboard. This also gives users the ability to post the same item or announcement to multiple courses at one time, providing all users with time-saving resources by simplifying tasks that need to be done repetitively in each course.

Post Announcements*:
Notify Blackboard users from all of your courses with important information e.g. cancellations or schedule updates.

Distribute Learning Content:
Share any resources and content to single or multiple courses within one click.

Create Blackboard Calendar Events:
Inform students of events that cascade across multiple courses like office hours, scheduled Collaborate or study sessions.

Cloud Documents:
Add content directly to multiple courses straight from cloud storage repositories (OneDrive, Google Drive and DropBox).

*Note: Announcements posted using Qwickly Course Tools will be stripped of any formatting – paragraph breaks, bold, italics, etc.

To learn more about how each tool works, please use the Qwickly guide HERE.

If you would like any further information about Qwickly Course Tools or other learning technologies, please contact your Learning Technologist via Ask LTD

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Mark Wilcock
Learning Technologist