Step 1: Click on the “+” button in the top left hand side of the screen Graphic of the plus button

Step 2: Select “Tool Link”

Step 3: Give the tool a name

Step 4: Click on the drop down menu and select “Announcements”

Step 5: Check the “Available to Users” box  Graphic of check for available to users

Step 6: Click on the “Submit” button

Step 1: Click on the “+” button in the top left hand side of the screen Graphic of the plus button

Step 2: Select “Tool Link”

Step 3: Give the tool a name

Step 4: Click on the drop down menu and select “Discussion Board”

Step 5: Check the “Available to Users” box  Graphic of check for available to users

Step 6: Click on the “Submit” button

Blackboard Quick Start Orientation for Faculty

This orientation briefly covers logging in, course to course navigation, navigation within your course, some tool overviews, and a couple how to’s within Blackboard Learn. This is an overview that will get you started in Blackboard, but not necessarily build expertise yet. We encourage you to view other tutorials on this site, as well as make use of the following resources available:

The 7 Training Courses you have already been enrolled in within Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Training Courses

Blackboard Embanet Support (24 hours/day, 7 days/week): 1-888-915-9535 or visit the online support site.

MSUD Educational Technology Center

 

 

Step 1: Go to the “Course Navigation Menu”

Step 2: Click on the “+” icon to “Add Menu Item”  Graphic of the plus button

Step 3: Click on “Content Area”  Graphic of content area

Step 4: Name the Content Area  Graphic of naming content area

Step 5: Check the box to make this area “Available to Users” Graphic of check for available to users

Step 6: Click “Submit” Graphic of submit button

Step 7: Hover to the left of the content area link, click on the four arrows that will appear, and drag this new content area to where it should go on the “Course Navigation Menu”.

 

Step 1: Click on the “+” icon in the top left corner of the course navigation menu Graphic of the plus button

Step 2: Select “Tool Link”

Step 3: Name the tool “Groups”

Step 4: Click on the “Type” drop down menu” Graphic of "type" drop down menu

Step 5: Select “Groups”

Step 6: Click on the check box next to “Available to Users” Graphic of check for available to users

Step 7: Click on the “Submit”

 

Step 1: Login to Blackboard Learn.

Step 2: Go to the “My Institution” page.

First Way to Navigate Courses

Step 1: Locate the “My Courses” module.

Step 2: Find the course list.

Step 3: Hover and select a course.

Second Way to Navigate Courses

Step 1: Locate the “Global Navigation Menu”. Global navigation menu button

Step 2: Click the “drop down arrow” to see courses listed here. Down arrow

Step 3: Click the course you want to view.

Course Navigation Menu

Step 1: Click “Content” to see course content. Content button

Step 2: Click “Home Page” to return to home page. Home page button

OR

Click on the “house” icon to return to the home page. House button

Step 3: Click “Announcements” to see announcements. Announcements button

Step 4: Click the course menu title to expand and contract the “Course Navigation Menu”.

Course-to-Course Navigation

Course-to-course navigation is unique; when in a discussion board in one course and use the course-to-course navigation to select another course, it will take you to the discussion board in the new course selected.

Step 1: Locate house in the upper left course of your course. Course to course home button

Step 2: Click on the “drop down arrow” to select which course you want to navigate to. Dropdown arrow

Step 3: Select course to navigate to.