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BU's virtual learning platform

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What is myBU?

A Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a system for delivering learning materials to students via the web. Alongside delivery of learning materials it also provides a toolset which supports assessment, collaboration, reflection and communication activities. The system can be accessed both on and off-campus and is available to support student learning outside the lecture hall 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This enables institutions to teach not only traditional full-time students but also those who cannot regularly visit the campus due to geographic or time restrictions, e.g. those on distance learning courses, doing evening classes, or workers studying part-time.

myBU is Bournemouth University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is delivered using the Blackboard Learn platform.

Why use myBU?

myBU provides a platform that facilitates:

  • students access to learning anytime, anywhere - with internet access
  • simple communication with student cohorts
  • communication and collaboration amongst students (campus-based and distance learners)
  • submission of assignments
  • delivery of feedback and grades
  • co-creation of content
  • monitoring of student progress throughout their study
  • simple management of content for learning and teaching
  • a reduction in the need for paperwork and printed handouts.

How to use myBU

There is a lot of functionality within myBU. Below we cover some of the most commonly used tools.