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A redesign of the educational management system blackboard to optimise User Experience

What is blackboard?

Blackboard is an educational management system that is used by Sheffield Hallam so students can access grades, feedback, learning resources and lots more.

The Problem

The usability of blackboard is hindered by its poor navigational systems and its lack of visual hierarchy. This is due to the fact blackboard stores a heavy load of information so rather than focussing on the navigation of the site it focusses mainly on storage of content. Because of this, students are finding it increasingly difficult to navigate the site and find the basic necessities that Blackboard provides.

The Proposal

The proposal is a new and improve Blackboard which focusses purely on the ease of usability, making it easier for students to access essential services such as grades and feedback, module documents and student records.

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