Leicester School of Biological Sciences

13 January 2011

Adding a new menu button on Blackboard

Filed under: Blackboard, how_to — Tags: , , , , — jobadge @ 5:26 pm

To add a new menu button on Blackboard 9.0

  1. switch on Edit mode (top right)
  2. click on the grey + button on the top left of the menu
  3. add content item
  4. name the item (e.g. ‘exam’) and make available to users

You can copy content into the new ‘exam’ area using ‘copy’ on the item or folder of items.

15 September 2008

Appeals against Board of Examiners decisions

Filed under: appeals, exams, regulations — Tags: , , — jobadge @ 10:35 am

Appeals against Board of Examiners decisions
Appeals against termination of course
If a student’s course has been terminated, Registry will issue a letter containing instructions on how to appeal.
Appeals against termination of course are dealt with at University level, not by the School or Faculty.
Appeals timetable
Letters informing students of the outcome of their retake exams will be issued by Registry in the week beginning 22nd September 2008.
The deadline for submission of appeals forms (to Registry) is 12 noon on Monday 29th September 2008.
Appeals panels will be held on the 8th and 9th October 2008.
Letters informing appellants of the outcome of appeals will be issued by Registry by the 13th October.
Advice on appeals
Students are advised to discuss their appeal with their Personal Tutor.
The Sudents’ Union Education Unit’s advice on appeals can be found here:
http://www.leicesterstudent.org/pages/support/education/
The Registry’s guidance notes and the form required to appeal can be found here:
http://www.le.ac.uk/ua/ac/registry/AppealsComplaints/Appeals.pdf
http://www.le.ac.uk/ua/ac/registry/AppealsComplaints/CT Appeal Form.doc
Appeals against any other decision of the Board of Examiners
Students have the right to appeal against either their degree classification or a decision to terminate their course but no right to appeal against any other decision by the Board of Examiners or Faculty Board (e.g. resit with/without residence, registration deemed lapsed, proceed and resit, etc).
Requests to the Registry by students for a review of a decision by the Board of Examiners or Faculty Board may be refused or referred to the relevant Board of Examiners to determine whether any new material not available at the Board’s meeting, or evidence of procedural error on the part of the Board, justifies revision of the Examination Board recommendation.

15 July 2008

Deadlines for submission of forms reporting Extenuating Circumstances that may have affected preparation or performance in exams

Filed under: news — Tags: , — jobadge @ 6:58 pm

Deadlines for submission of forms reporting Extenuating Circumstances that may have affected preparation or performance in exams
Please advise students with Extenuating Circumstances affecting exams that they must submit the appropriate form and documentary evidence to the School Office by the following deadlines:

  • September 2008: Monday 8th September 2008, 15:00
  • January 2009: Wednesday 28th June 2009, 15:00.
  • June 2009: Wednesday 10th June 2009, 15:00.
  • September 2009: Monday 7th September 2009, 15:00.

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