New version of OSIRIS course information integration in Blackboard

In each Blackboard course the course information from OSIRIS is displayed automatically. A new version of this integration was implemented on February 2nd. Below you can read what the changes are.

1. Improved layout

The content of the item is now separated into five tabs to make it shorter and more orderly: General, Aims, Content, Instructional modes & Tests, Materials.

The display of the list of materials (literature etc.) is also improved (list of bullets and type of material in bold).

2. Information added

We added the following information to the item:


Participating programme(s)






any remarks for instructional modes


any remarks for tests

In a Blackboard course that covers two or more courses you can now retrieve the information of all courses by means of a dropdown list. Before only the information from one of the courses was shown.

3. Information removed

Information about the test time table is removed because this is no longer part of OSIRIS.

The minimum grade for a test is not shown anymore (reason: the mimium grade is not shown in the OSIRIS course catalogue).

4. Solved bugs

For courses that have English as language of instruction some information was shown in Dutch instead of English (since the implementation of OSIRIS 6). This appplied to:


Aims and content


Description of instructional mode


Description of material


Description of test.

This is now solved.