Blackboard tips level 1

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Blackboard tips level 1

  1. 1. Level 1 Training For Novice Users
  2. 2.  Intro to Blackboard Environment  Setting the Course Options  Setting your Teacher Info  Posting Announcements  Building Course Content  Adding Items to the Calendar  User Management – Adding/Removing Users  Help
  3. 3.  Make sure the Edit Mode is set to ON  Set the Edit Mode to Off to see what the site looks like to students ◦ Menu items that do not contain anything will not be displayed
  4. 4.  Make the course name more descriptive & make the class available 1. In the Control Panel, click on Customization to expand the item 2. In the expanded options, select Properties. 3. In the content frame #1, change the Class Name to a more descriptive title. 4. In the content frame #3, change the Set Availability to Yes, then click Submit.
  5. 5. 1. Click on Staff Information menu option 2. In the content frame, click on Create Contact 3. Fill in the required fields, then click Submit
  6. 6.  Edit Menu Items  Post Announcements  Upload content ◦ Notes ◦ Homework ◦ Solution guides ◦ Syllabus  Calendar
  7. 7.  After deciding which menu items you want, you can ◦ rename ◦ hide/show ◦ set access to, or ◦ delete an item  Use descriptive names and to avoid redundancy ◦ e.g. having both “Course Materials” and “Course Documents” is confusing
  8. 8. 1. Click the down arrows on a menu item and select desired action 2. Arrange the menu items in the order you want by clicking the icon on the left of the menu item and dragging to the desired position.
  9. 9. 1. Click on the Announcements menu item 2. In the main Content Frame, click on Create Announcement 3. Follow the steps in the Content Frame ◦ Pay special attention to Web Announcement Options 4. Click Submit
  10. 10. 1. Select the menu item under which you want to post content ◦ For course syllabus, select the Syllabus menu item 2. In the main content frame, hover over the Build Content tab 3. Select the type of content you want to upload 4. Follow the instructions in the content frame 5. Click Submit
  11. 11. 1. Click on the Tools menu item 2. Select the Calendar link in the main content frame 3. Switch to desired view 4. Click Create Class Event 5. Follow the instructions in the main content frame 6. Click Submit
  12. 12. 1. In the Control Panel, click on Users and Groups to expand the item, then click on Users 2. Click on Find Users to Enroll 3. Follow the directions in the main content frame ◦ Most will have the role of Student 4. Click Submit
  13. 13. 1. In the Control Panel, click on Users and Groups to expand the item, then click on Users 2. Find the user you want to remove in the list, then click the checkbox next to the username 3. Click on Remove Users from Class 4. Answer Ok to the warning that the action is final
  14. 14.  Two ways 1. After logging into Blackboard, click on Help Using FCPS 24-7 Learning in the Quick Links for Staff Module 2. If you are working in a class, click on Help in the Control Panel

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