Blackboard Bitez: Getting started with your course in Blackboard

In this Blackboard Bitez, we’ll show you how to get started with your Blackboard course. Especially if you have not used Blackboard before, or just a little, this should help you get started.

Show Notes

Blackboard logo

To view specific topics, click the links below:

Getting to Blackboard  
Create an Announcement
Make Your Course Available to Students
Create a Discussion Forum
Upload a Course Schedule/Syllabus

Additional Context

Every course at UAF gets a course site created in the Blackboard system. Each course site is initially created invisible to the students. However, if an instructors wants to use it, for example because the course now needs to be taught via distance, the course site can be easily modified to be a ‘home-base’ for course communications, course materials, and even a virtual classroom. The video provides step-by-step instructions on how to get started, some commonly used features, and of course, how to make it visible to the students.

Further resources:  

CTL Instructional Continuity Page
OIT Virtual Campus
Blackboard Help for Instructors

Chris Beks

Chris Beks

Instructional Designer
Blackboard Certified Trainer
ITIL Foundations Certification

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