Blackboard Faculty Manual - Overview of Features
Overview of Features
Blackboard is customizable and should be designed to best support the learning in your particular course/section. All of these features are modifiable (including the names and positioning of the items).
Announcements – Where students “land” upon entry into course site. This is where you will post current announcements relating to the course.
Course Information – Where you can put important information about the course. This can be a place to put the course syllabus, course calendar, and how to navigate this course.
Staff Information – Where you put your contact information.
Course Documents – Where you can put documents such as worksheets and study guides.
Assignments – Where you can put assignments and tests.
Communication – Where you will find functions that allow you and all students in the course to communicate. Areas of interaction might include email, a discussion board, a chat room or virtual classroom, and group pages.
Discussion board – Where direct access to the discussion board. It is included also in the communication area (above).
External links – Where you can put links to web sites that support the learning in the course.
Tools – Where students can access information such as their grades in the course (this is not the official college grade reporting system), the digital drop box, and student homepages.