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Creating Learning Modules in Blackboard

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Blackboard offers the method Learning Modules for presenting course material in a linear fashion. Features include a Table of Contents and the ability to control the release of the material.  All types of content can be included and managed within a folder.  It provides a hierarchical structure and can be viewed sequentially or non-sequentially.  If sequential viewing in enforced, students view the Learning Module in the order in which the items are listed.  Students cannot…

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Rules for Naming Your Files

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Blackboard Tips: Adding Content to Your Class Pages Below you will find some helpful tips when organizing your Class Pages on the following topics: -Extensions -Rules for Naming Your Files EXTENSIONS: In Blackboard, when you are creating and adding web content, don’t forget to add those key letters at the end of your files. Your computer expects to see them.  Some common extensions are: 1. .htm for web pages 2. .jpg or .gif for images 3. .doc,…

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Managing Assignments Using Blackboard

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One of the most common problems I’ve run across as a member of the technology department (and as a former science teacher) occurs when students turn in work submitted via an email attachment. Problems range from accidentally permanently deleting an assignment – and subsequently sending a sheepish email asking the student for another copy – to emails mysteriously disappearing after being sent accompanied by nebulous reasons for the alleged disappearance. And those are just two of…

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New Features Available in myPT

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The latest version of myPT (Blackboard) contains many convenient features most of you may not know exist. One of the most useful features embedded within Blackboard is the Global Navigation Menu tucked away in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. In order to open the menu, simply click on your name and a menu appears allowing you to manage your personal Blackboard settings and get an overview of what’s going on in each course…

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Blackboard Tip on Course Management Design

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DESIGN CHANGES:  You can manage the appearance of the Course Menu in the Customization section under the Style option. Choose to use buttons or text links and select colors and design features or add a banner to the top of the Announcements area on the Course from the Course Design page.  To set your Course Menu styles and properties: Locate the Course Management section. Click once on Customization. Click once on the Style link. Locate…

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Blackboard Tip on Course Management

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Course Management ENTRY POINT:  In Blackboard, do you want to change the entry point to another area?  This can be done on the Customization section under the Style option. However, setting a new course entry point takes effect immediately. However, the user that sets the new course entry point will not see the effect of the change until the user logs out of Blackboard and logs back in.  Follow these directions: Locate the Course Management…

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