Blackboard Video Tutorials


Below is a set of short video tutorials designed to help instructors build online courses using Blackboard Learn.

Video Description
Getting Oriented with Blackboard Instructors, take a quick tour of your Blackboard Learn course environment. Find out how to access your course controls, add and edit the course menu, and edit the default Home Page.
Global Navigation and My Blackboard This video shows how to access global navigation, navigate the user menu and My Blackboard.
How To Make Your Course Available to Students Courses under development are set to unavailable to prevent students from accessing them before you are ready for enrollment. This tutorial shows you how to make your course available to students by changing the course properties.
How To Design Your Course Entry Point The first page students see when they enter you course leaves a lasting impression. Use this first look to orient students and convey important information. This tutorial will show you how to set your course entry point page and add a banner image to it.
Using the Content Editor This tutorial shows you how to use the content editor to add formatted text, links, images and media to Blackboard Learn.
How to Edit Your Course Home Page The course home page is a specialized page that contains dynamic content arranged in modules. Instructors can customize the display of the home page by renaming the page, and by adding and removing modules. This tutorial will show you how to add a module, remove a module, and rename the home page.
How To Add Content to a Learning Module A learning module is an organized collection of content presented together. Learning modules are shells in which other content items such as files, folders and tools are added. This tutorial shows you how to add an item with an image to a learning module and place your new item in the table of contents.
How to Add an Avatar An avatar is a photo or other digital image that represents a user. Your personal avatar appears throughout Blackboard, including in the global navigation, in the notifications modules, and in journals, blogs, discussions, and wikis.
My Blackboard Profiles This video show how to set up your Blackboard profile and share it with others.
How to Quickly Jump From One Blackboard Course to Another Use the course-to-course navigation function to quickly jump from one Blackboard course to another. By using this drop-down list, you can move from a tool in one course to the same tool in another course.
Adding a Page to the Course Menu You can help students quickly access what they need by adding links to frequently used pages in the Course Menu. You can add any type of information to the Course Menu using the Blank Page tool. This tutorial will show you how to create a blank page and set page availability.
How to Add a Tool Link to Your Course You can help students access what they need by adding links to frequently used tools in different parts of your course. For example, on the course menu, add links to My Grades and Email. In content areas, place relevant tool links near instructional content.
How to Turn Tools On and Off in a Course Setting which tools are available in your course and who can access them is a critical part of course design. Course tools allows you to control the different ways students interact, add content, and stay on track. While Blackboard has many different tools available, you need to select the best ones for your users.
How to Create a Lesson Plan A lesson plan is a container for content that includes lesson profiles, instructional objectives, and the content students need to complete a lesson. This tutorial will show you how to create a lesson plan, customize it with sections and resources, and share the lesson plan with students.
How to Add Partner Content and Textbooks to Blackboard Learn Add partner content, and include information about your textbooks in your course. The textbook information is also included in the course catalog where prospective students can access this information prior to enrollment. This tutorial shows you how to add partner content and textbook information to your course.
How to Add a Glossary Term A glossary is a useful teaching aid that enables students to search for and learn important terms and concepts. Instructors can manually enter terms, or upload an existing file to the glossary. This tutorial will show you how to add a new term to a glossary and enter the definition.
How to Customize Your My Institution Page The My Institution tab contains links to your courses, notifications, and tools. This tutorial shows you how to customize your view of the My Institution page. You will organize the page, add modules, and remove modules.
Student Preview With Student Preview, you can experience your course exactly as your students do. Use Student Preview to review the course content and validate the course behaviors, such as those that control the availability of course content, or require a particular interaction from the student to be triggered. This tutorial will show you how to enter student preview mode, exit student preview mode, and delete the preview user account.

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