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  • Blackboard 9 Training - Part 1

    1. 1. Blackboard 9 Training for Faculty Instructional Technology Part 1 - Getting Started in Blackboard
    2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Edit Mode </li></ul><ul><li>New Menu Buttons (See handout) </li></ul><ul><li>Posting an Announcement </li></ul><ul><li>Adding Documents/Syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Folders </li></ul><ul><li>Sending eMail </li></ul><ul><li>Set Course Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment of students </li></ul>Instructional Technology
    3. 3. Edit Mode <ul><li>The Edit Mode Switch is located in the upper-right corner of every page and must be “On” in order to access the editing tools. </li></ul><ul><li>The switch image shows you what state the page is in: </li></ul><ul><li>Edit = Off means the page is displaying what the students will see. </li></ul><ul><li>Edit = On means that the editing tools are visible to the instructor. </li></ul>Instructional Technology
    4. 4. New Menu Buttons Instructional Technology Highlights of New Menu Buttons Course Home = Your Dashboard with announcements and modules of your choice Start Here = Contains files from Course Information, Course Documents Learning Content = Your Assignments week by week Student Support = Same as Start Here as well as External Links Blackboard Help = Student Online Help Center
    5. 5. Posting an Announcement <ul><li>In Control Panel, click on the chevron next to Course Tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Select Announcements. </li></ul><ul><li>Then click the Create Announcement button. </li></ul><ul><li>Set your options (subject, message, date restrictions, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>New Announcements appear directly below the repositionable bar. Reorder by dragging Announcements to new positions. </li></ul>Instructional Technology
    6. 6. Adding Documents <ul><li>You can load various documents such as your syllabus, lecture notes, and PowerPoint presentations in Blackboard. </li></ul>Instructional Technology <ul><li>Select the content area on the menu where you want to add a file (ex. “Syllabus”). </li></ul><ul><li>Hover over Build Content . </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Item option in the Build Content window. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Creating Folders <ul><li>Each of the content areas of Blackboard can be organized using folders. Folders allow you to categorize resources by topic or type to reduce information overload. </li></ul>Instructional Technology <ul><li>Click the Content Folder option in the Build Content window. </li></ul><ul><li>Type a name for the folder in the Name field. </li></ul><ul><li>Set options and Submit . </li></ul>
    8. 8. Sending Email <ul><li>Blackboard gives you the ability to send emails from within your course and automatically creates an email group from your student roster. </li></ul><ul><li>From the Control Panel, click the chevron to the left of Course Tools. Select Send email. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the user or group that you would like to send the email to. </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the subject and message. </li></ul><ul><li>Attach a file if you need to. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the submit button. </li></ul>Instructional Technology
    9. 9. Set Course Availability <ul><li>From the Control Panel select the chevron next to Customization and select Properties. </li></ul>Instructional Technology Properties control the functional settings of the Course. <ul><li>Select “yes” under Option 3 to make the course available. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Enrollment of Students <ul><li>From the Control Panel click the chevron next to Users and Groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Then select Users. </li></ul><ul><li>Next, click on Find Users to Enroll. </li></ul>Instructional Technology 1. Find Users to Enroll Note: Users that have an existing account in the system can be enrolled in the Course. Click Browse to search for users. Only users that are not already enrolled in the Course will be identified in a search for users. (Cont’d)
    11. 11. Enrollment of Students (cont’d) <ul><li>You can also Batch enroll students by clicking on the batch Enroll Users button in the upper right hand portion of the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Batch Enroll Users will add users to the Course and assign them a Course role. Users that do not exist in the system will be created in the system and added to the Course. User data is defined in a batch file that must be created outside the system. (Faculty Net class lists) </li></ul><ul><li>Common creation tools are text editors and Microsoft Excel. Browse or enter the path to a batch file, select the Delimiter, and click Submit to process the batch file and enroll users. </li></ul>Instructional Technology
    12. 12. Instructional Technology QUESTIONS????