Department of Music
Faculty of Arts
University of Bristol
Part of the IeLS Project
Blackboard Content System
Joseph Gliddon, Professor John Pickard
To improve student access to a collection of music recordings
The School of Music pilot was designed to provide students with access over the web to a collection of music recording. Until now students had to come into the University and listen to the collection on CD.
The idea behind using the content system was that the files could be access by students over the web but that access could be limited to the students on the Units to meet copyright requirements.
600+ sound and video files were uploaded to the content system and linked into several Unit courses, showing that we can easily host existing repositories of materials, removing the need for isolated silos of content.
The uploading of the materials took less than an hour and with a few minutes training the academics were able to link materials into their existing Blackboard Units.
Since the initial setup there have been no problems or support requirements for this repository, Staff have found it easy to link to areas they need and students simply open the files they require.
This demonstrates that we can easily host existing repositories of materials, removing the need for isolated silos of content.
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