The official Student Preview mode allows instructors to view a course exactly as student would without having to login to a separate student account. The Edit Mode is still available but to see a true student view, simply click the Student Preview icon located in the same row as the Change Course Theme function.
With student preview, you can experience your course exactly as your students do. While in student preview mode, you can do the following student activities:
The Export Course feature in Blackboard Learn 9.1 allows instructors to download a copy of their courses. This method is often used in order to give another instructor a copy of your content. The exported packages can also be used by instructors to copy content from their one course to another course. In the tutorial below, you will learn how to Export Course (package) in Blackboard.
Instructors may import content that has previously been exported from another Blackboard course. This content is typically in the .ZIP file format.There are two major steps involved in importing a course:
After importing the Exported Course package, you will also need to upload the File Structure package to your course.
The Archive Course feature creates a permanent record of a course including all the content and user interactions. Archived courses are saved as ZIP files.
To create a backup or archive of your course, follow the steps below:
Instructors who teach multiple sections of the same course may prefer to manage those sections through a single master course with associated child courses.
In the course listing, master and child courses are always displayed together, with child courses indicated by an up arrow in the status column, pointing to the master course. New content must be managed from the master course. Child courses are marked as unavailable, but can be managed through the master course.
To request merging (cross listing) of courses, submit the online form at the following web link: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1530624-IJPCrhqLaD
When you upload a file to a course in Blackboard 9.1, you have the option of moving or copying it to another course.
Hiding a course does not remove it from the Blackboard Learn System. Hidden courses do not appear on the Blackboard Learn instructor homepage.
When using the Roster tool in Blackboard 9.1, you can search students individually by typing in certain criteria.
To view a full class list:
(Optionally) To delete the Content Area name from the Course Menu:
The control panel at the bottom of the page in a course in Blackboard is only visible for instructors. It provides links to course tools, the Grade Center as well as access to further help on Blackboard. For more information about specific Control Panel Tools, see corresponding Help Documents on the BB91 Help Site.
The Files menu is a place for instructors to store materials directly on Blackboard.
The Course Tools provide instructors links to tools such as Achievements, Discussion Board, and Tests, Surveys and Pools. You can choose which tools are made available to your students.
The Evaluation link allows instructors to run Course Reports and access the Retention Center.
In the Grade Center, instructors can provide and manage students' grades for assignments, tests, discussion posts, journals, blogs, and wikis, and for ungraded items, such as surveys or self-tests. Instructors can also create Grade Columns for any activities such as special projects, participation, or attendance.
Instructors can view a list of users in the course. To do this, click Users under Users and Groups. Instructors can also set up groups directly on Blackboard by clicking on Groups.
Instructors can customize their Blackboard course using the various customization tools. You can choose which course tools are available to the students by clicking Tool Availability.
Packages and Utilities allows instructors to Import or Copy Blackboard courses.
The help links provides additional support for Blackboard.