Category: Course Settings & Management

Customizations, settings, properties, policy, and expectations for your course.

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Copy Content Between Courses in Blackboard

Using Course Copy  Course Copy is a tool that allows you to copy full content sections from one course into another course. To run a Course Copy, navigate to the course that contains the materials you would like to copy. From there, look to your Control Panel, click on Packages and Utilities, and then select Course Copy from the options provided. On the next… Read more →

Beginning of Semester Checklist

First Week Success Research shows that students will be more successful in your online course if you do successfully engage them the first week. Be creative and think of something that will motivate your learners. Have them use the discussion tool to introduce themselves, respond to other students, and take a sample quiz. Consider a homework assignment to give them an… Read more →

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Updated “Student Preview” Tool in Blackboard

Have you ever wanted to view your course through the lens of an enrolled student, so you could see what they see, how they see it, and what they don’t see? If so, you may have used the “Add Test Student” or “Student View” tools that have been available in our Blackboard system for years. Or, you may be in the habit of toggling off “Edit… Read more →

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Identify At-Risk Students with Bb Retention Center

A new course-level tool exists in Blackboard that provides an easy way for you to discover which students in your course are at risk, due to missing deadlines, lack of trackable activity, etc. Based on preconfigured rules and rules you create, students’ engagement and participation are visually displayed, quickly alerting you to potential risk. From the Retention Center, you can communicate… Read more →

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Bb Course Template Change

You may notice a change in courses for future terms. The default course menu template has been modified based on years of feedback from instructors and students. Here is what you’ve seen (and said) for years:     So what? Who cares? Many people found the naming conventions of the default content areas ambiguous. “What is the difference between Information… Read more →

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Wrapping Up the Semester on Blackboard

As another semester comes to a close, let’s take a minute to wrap up our Blackboard courses. Here is just a brief list of actions you can take to clean up after another busy semester and maintain your courses and their data. Make Your Course Unavailable to Students Why? If an instructor has assignment files, uploaded copyright materials, or other information… Read more →