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When you are first notified that your course has been created, it is Unavailable to students. This is to keep students from accessing your course and the course content before you are ready to make that content available to them. This tutorial will teach you how to make your course available to your students.
This Roadmap will guide you, start to finish, through each step in building a basic course in Blackboard, whether it’s your first time, or you just need a refresher.
For most users, Course Copy now replaces the previous Course Export/Import process as a way of reusing old course materials and structures in new courses. Copying course materials into an existing course adds content to a course, but does not remove existing content. You can only copy materials into a course if you have the role of Instructor, Teaching Assistant (TA), or Course Builder.
A well-managed project communicates objectives, roles and responsibilities, tasks, assessments and evaluations to its stakeholders. A well-run course is a well-executed project. Consider using the instructional tools and processes discussed in this article to apply these project management principles when teaching your course.
Contents Overview How Do I Log Into Blackboard? Design Your Course The Announcements Page Faculty Information Include a Syllabus Add Your Course Content Set up the Grade Center Make Your Course Available to Students Get Help Overview CourseWeb is the University of Pittsburgh’s implementation of Blackboard Learn, an online course . . . Read more
Each time you log in to CourseWeb, the first thing you will see is the My CourseWeb page. This page contains links to your courses, and customizable boxes called modules. This article covers how to find and enter your courses, and how to customize the look and function of your My CourseWeb page.
The Blackboard Grade Center is an electronic gradebook that allows you to enter and calculate student grades for your course.
My Blackboard provides you with quick and easy access to critical and timely information regarding your institution, courses, and students.
If you have too many old courses cluttering up your My Courses module on your Blackboard home screen, you can hide select courses using this process.
This article will help you understand the layout, organization, and icons used in the Blackboard environment so that you can more easily navigate through your course.
The Course Management menu appears in the bottom left corner of every Blackboard course. The tools found in this Control Panel are the primary way you will manage many aspects of your course.
When a student completes and submits an assignment, it will automatically show up in the Grade Center. A Needs Grading icon will appear in the corresponding assignment column. Each assignment can be graded individually, or all student assignment files can be downloaded at one time, which saves time when viewing . . . Read more
A brief video introducing basic functionality, policies, and technical considerations for using Blackboard at Pitt.
In general, Blackboard users will have the best experience with either Firefox or Chrome (for Windows or Mac), or Safari for the Macintosh. For more information on browser support, read this article.
How to add initial content (announcements, faculty information, a syllabus) to a new Blackboard course, and some tips for building your course with predictable, usable design in mind.
In order to access your surveys and reports on the new Pitt teaching survey system, you must now go through CourseWeb. This guide will explain how to log in to CourseWeb for the first time, how to get past the first time user login splash screen, as well as how . . . Read more
Contents Syllabus/Course Information Academic Policies Predictable Course Design Course Modules Here is some material that might be useful when starting a new course in Blackboard. Some of these items may not be required, but it is recommended that you take a moment to look over this list of items. Syllabus/Course . . . Read more
The Full Grade Center The Blackboard Grade Center is a spreadsheet of rows and columns that allows you to enter and calculate student grades for your course. Each student in the class has a unique row, and every graded item has its own column. Grade Center columns can be reorganized . . . Read more