Glossary of terms

BlackBoard: The main computer software used by RMIT in the distributed learning system to provide an online teaching and learning environment.

Block Exemption: The granting of credit against a group of HE courses normally equivalent to 48 credit points or a multiple thereof. At a minimum, this represents a defined study period - semester or year - of an academic program. A Block Exemption may exclude some courses. See also "Advanced Standing" and "Recognition of Prior Learning".

BOTS: Board of Technical Studies.

Board of Technical Studies: See also Academic Board and Board of Technical Studies

Bridging Course: A course designed to equip students to take up a new course or program by covering the gaps between the students’ existing knowledge and skills and the course or program's prerequisites and assumed knowledge.

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