Courses at the University of Derby are presented on the Blackboard Learn platform referred to as Course Resources. When modules are granulated at the beginning of the academic year, they then appear in Course Resources ready for tutors to add the resources for the registered students to use. The Course Template provides a skeleton structure to guide tutors on how best to use the platform and organise their resources.

Look at the example below with particular attention to the items on the left hand side.

Course Resources template

Why would I use the Course Template?

  • The Course Template gives tutors a standard structure for organising their resources.
  • It also helps to guide tutors to meet the baseline standards for course provision.
  • Students will have good user experience and a sense of uniformity if all their modules follow the same standards.


Note of Caution

Items like the External Examiners guide and Provisional Guides & Feedback tool are hidden by default, and should not be made visible to the students. (See our guidance for more information)


If you need help with any of the areas in the Course Template, please contact your College’s Learning Technology Adviser to arrange training. If unsure then email


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