Q. How do I set up my NILE site for 17/18


Before you release your site, please check you have completed the following steps: 


Identify all your module codes

Each module has a unique 'Trinity' code generated by Curriculum. A single module could have many variations, spanning different intakes, different locations, and multiple franchise models or delivery modes.

Here is an example of a module code: BUS1001-STD-1718.

The module title is 'BUS1001', 'STD' shows it is delivered on campus, and which year.

You should have been given the module code by the course leader, when you were given the module. However it on Oasis, if you have access and you can find it on SEAtS anytime from the first week of teaching. 
If you are unable to find your module codes, please contact curriculum@northampton.ac.uk


Self enrol on module sites

Add yourself to your modules via the Manage your NILE sites box on the NILE Sites & Organisations tab.

  • At the bottom of the box, click the button titled ‘Add Module to Workload’
  • Click the ‘Browse button’ and search for the module via CourseID, Course Name or Descripton) 
  • Click the radio button next to the course, and scroll to the bottom of the window and click ‘Submit’
  • Click ‘Submit’ again in the previous window.
  • Reorder your modules by clicking the cog icon at the top right of your My sites panel on NILE. 

Copy content 

If you are using material from existing NILE sites you will want to copy these across to your new one.
Click here to view Copy Content Guide


Set up your reading list
Due to updates to the Aspire system, you will have to set up the link to your Aspire reading list manually for 2017/18. Click here to view Aspire reading list guide


Build active learning into your course
What matters is what students do with the resources provided, rather than the resources themselves. Online learning activities should enhance classroom-based work and vice-versa. This can be achieved in a variety of ways. For more info see the NILE organisation SHED or speak to a Learning Technologist or Learning Designer.

Check the site meets the NILE standards
The NILE standards contain guidance on what to place in each area of your site and information on the standards for accessibility and blended learning. Click here to view NILE standards.

Set up assessments (optional prior to release)
Assessment points can only be used once, and you must create new assessment points each year. The two most common assessment tools are Turnitin for individual written work and Blackboard for group work and submissions that require attachments or video. Other tools are also available for assessments including Journals, Blogs and Test.

For guidance on selecting the correct tool for your assessment view these NILE guides


Use the student preview feature to check your content is visible
Before releasing your site, check the content is available to students by using the student preview feature that is built into the Blackboard interface. View Blackboard guide on using Student Preview

Release your sites
You should release your site before the beginning of term so new students can begin to start their learning journey. View guide on making a site available


  • Last Updated Nov 15, 2017
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