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A short tutorial introducing adding files in Blackboard Learn 9.1. This tutorial is part of initial VLE training for colleagues at the University of Leeds.

A short tutorial introducing adding files in Blackboard Learn 9.1. This tutorial is part of initial VLE training for colleagues at the University of Leeds.

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    Introduction to Adding Files in Blackboard Learn 9.1 Introduction to Adding Files in Blackboard Learn 9.1 Presentation Transcript

    • Introduction to Adding Files Blackboard Learn 9.1 Kirsten Thompson | University of Leeds
    • In this tutorial we are going to explore adding files.
    • Make sure Edit Mode is ON.
    • Enter a Content Area e.g. Learning Resources
    • All content can be added from the Content Area Action Bar.
    • Hover your mouse over Add Content and select Item.
    • Name the Item e.g. Lecture 1 slides. You may also like to use the textbox to add a description or instruction.
    • To access all textbox editor features, select the chevron-shaped icon to expand it.
    • You can expand the textbox editor by dragging the bottom right-hand corner.
    • Next upload a PDF by using the Browse My Computer option.
    • You can attach multiple files e.g. a PDF copy and an alternative .pptx copy.
    • By default, the item will be available and visible to your students immediately.
    • Remember to select Yes to Track Number of Views if you wish to make use of Reports. Historic reporting data is retained for a maximum of 30 days at the University.
    • Date and time restrictions can also be set for content. More advanced Adaptive Release rules can also be set once the item has been added.
    • Once all options have been chosen, select Submit to add your content.
    • The Lecture 1 slides are now available
    • As well as the Add Item tool you can upload files using the Add File tool. For images, use Add Image.
    • Add File is for quick uploading where a description is not needed to support the file.
    • The Add Image tool provides the option to add ALT (Alternative) text and a long description, which benefits those using screen readers.
    • Using the Add Image tool displays the image (rather than a link to the image), adding interest.
    • Ensure you have copyright permission for all images you upload to the VLE.
    • End