UFH Blackboard is the Learning Management System (LMS) for the University of Fort Hare. Here is a simple guide to help both lecturers and students to navigate the platform.
The Blackboard is a Learning Management Software that schools use to manage their online learning procedures. The platform is such that lecturers can create and upload courses. Students on the other hand will enroll in those courses, study the materials and upload their assignments through the platform.
Blackboard is not the only LMS software out there. There are others including Sakai and Moodle but the University of Fort Hare uses Blackboard as the LMS.
What Can You Do on UFH LMS Platform?
Just like everything else, learning these days is more digital than inside the four corners of a classroom block. Below are some of the things you can do on the UFH Blackboard.
Lecturers can lecture using this platform. They can create course materials including prerecorded videos and other vital materials to lecture students using the platform. There is also an opportunity for them to embed videos from other sources including YouTube which will help students understand the topic more.
The major goal for using UFH Blackboard is to reshape the way people learn. The platform gives you easy access to course materials and helps you learn regardless of distance. It also allows you to learn at your own chosen time.
- Assignment Submission
Since you are learning using the platform, you also get to submit your assignments via the same platform. It makes it easy for you to submit assignments regardless of distance and location. All you need is an internet connection and a softcopy of your assignment.
There is a “chats and discussion” feature on the Blackboard platform that allows both students and lecturers to collaborate on topics regardless of distance and location. This also makes it easier for students to complete their research projects with just a little effort.
- Quizzes and Exams
Taking quizzes and examinations are also some of the many things you can do on the Blackboard platform. This feature is helping both students and lecturers because the system automatically supervises quizzes. It also reduces the tension students get when sitting for quizzes and examinations.
- Tracking Academic History
Since you are submitting assignments and taking quizzes on this same platform, you should be able to check your performance the same way. There is a feature that helps you to track your performance every time. You can even track from when you were registered to the platform.
These and many other things you can do on the UFH Blackboard Platform.
UFH Blackboard Login
The Blackboard login procedure is a very simple one but first, you must be registered to the platform before you can log in. If you are not registered yet, then simply send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (staff only) and email@example.com if you are a student.
If you are already registered, simply follow the procedure below.
- Go to the UFH Blackboard webpage. https://learn.ufh.ac.za
- Enter your student number or staff username in the “USERNAME” box.
- Enter your Password
- Click the “Login” button
That is it. If everything is correct, you should be able to log in successfully.
How To Reset UFH Blackboard Password.
Usually, it is very important to change your password at least once every 60 days. Probably you have forgotten your password after changing it several times. Follow the procedure below to regain access.
- Navigate to the Blackboard webpage. https://learn.ufh.ac.za
- Enter your Username or Student Number.
- Click the “Forgotten Password” link and a form will open
- Enter your first name
- Fill the last name too
- If the Username is blank, then enter your Username or Student Number again.
- Fill your first name and last name at the address area too
- Now enter your email address and submit. Make sure it is your UFH webmail address.
- Log into your UFH webmail. You should receive a message containing your Blackboard password reset link.
- Click on the link
- Complete the form with your new password and repeat it again to verify.
- Click on the submit button and that is it. You have successfully change your password.
The Blackboard platform is making lecturing and learning easier for both students and lecturers of the University of Fort Hare. No matter the distance or location, you can still learn, take quizzes, and submit your assignments.
If for any reason you want to contact someone for help make sure you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you are also sending the email from your institutional email address for a quicker response.
You should also read the Blackboard Manual for both students and lecturers. It is basically the best guide to help you navigate the platform easily.
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