"vital" blog posts

Transition from New Box View to Bb Annotate for marking of assignments using Bb Assignments in VITAL

Posted on: 6 August 2020 | Category: General

Earlier this year Blackboard Inc (the developers of VITAL) announced the move away from New Box View and the change to Bb Annotate for assignment viewing, marking and grading when using the Blackboard Assignment tool. Testing has now been completed to our satisfaction on this tool on our test server, and the change is due to be implemented, by our suppliers, on VITAL in the week commencing August 10th.


VITAL things to get you started

Posted on: 14 September 2018 | Category: General

This summer, whether you were swimming in a deep blue sea or sipping a cocktail whilst watching the sun go down, the thought of VITAL was far from your mind. If you are reading this then you’ve been plunged back to reality and face the prospect of getting your VITAL module ready for the new academic year. You’re not alone in this and we can help with shaping your modules ready for you and your students. So we’ve compiled 5 top tips of what you should do when preparing your module


VITAL Upgrade - Summer 2018

Posted on: 13 August 2018 | Category: General

The 2018 summer upgrade to VITAL is complete and is now available for all staff at the university. Although it appears not much has changed, there have been a number of software tweaks, security improvements and bug fixes. Below we’ve highlighted some of the key changes that staff and students will find useful over the next academic year.