The following download instructions and screenshots are specific to Google’s Chrome Internet browser. The file downloading process may be slightly different for other Internet browsers.
Please note that faculty can roll over their courses and older templates from previous semesters when building their new courses. However, the modifications listed above will not appear in their course unless the newest template is downloaded and used. We strongly encourage faculty to upload the most recent template so that they can maximize the features of Blackboard.
Need help downloading/uploading the new template? Please contact our staff at the Studios.Back ×
The Gold Master Blackboard site demonstrates the potential of Blackboard Learn 9.1 by exhibiting good/better/best practices when it comes to the various Blackboard Learn 9.1 tools.
You can access Gold Master Blackboard Site at Blackboard OpenEducation system. Click on the link below to enrol in the Gold Master Blackboard Site:
You can copy content from an old course with content into a new course (which is typically blank) using the Course Copy option.
NOTE: Be very careful when performing a course copy! It takes just seconds to corrupt valuable content if the course copy is.
Blackboard displays a "Success: course copy action queued" message. This means the copy is not complete, but the request has been sent to the server.
After receiving the completion email, you may need to log out and wait a minimum of 15 minutes before the destination course will show all of the copied content. If your course contains large files, the copy process will take even longer.
Old content such as discussion posts, and announcements will have copied over from the original course and should be deleted within the new course.
Messages are private and secure text-based communication that occurs within a course and among course members. Although similar to email, you must be logged in to the course to read and send messages.
NOTE: For optimal performace and to avoid any delay/lag with the Course Messages tool, configure your Internet browsers to auto-clear cache on exit. For help with clearing browser cache, see the tutorial at http://java.com/en/download/help/webcache.xml
NOTE: Course messages in Blackboard are internal to Blackboard. Outside email address cannot be entered and email messages cannot be forwarded to an external email address.
When working as an Instructor or Course Builder in Blackboard 9.1 there are two different modes: the ON mode and the OFF mode.
The On/Off modes can be accessed by the ON/OFF button.
To change between the ON and OFF mode, click the button. It will switch to the mode that is not displayed. If you click the button when the Edit Mode is ON, the edit mode will turn OFF. If you click the button when the edit mode is OFF, the edit mode will turn ON.
Listed below is some helpful terminology when navigating Blackboard Learn and our Humber help documents.
The Action Bar is a row at the top of a content area or course tool page containing page-level actions such as Build Content, Assessment, Create Column, and Search.
An Action Link, sometimes called a dropdown arrow or dropdown menu, is the small button that appears beside the names of items when you hover over them. It gives you options to Edit, Delete, and Hide the item amongst other options.
The Breadcrumbs Path or Orientation Bar is the trail created at the top of your page as you navigate through Blackboard. You can use it to go back to previous pages and expand the trail by clicking on the ellipsis (…).
A Content Area is a page that contains links to content that the instructor has added through the Build Content and Assessment tools on the Action Bar. Content Areas are added as links on the Course Menu.
The Course ID is the unique identifier for the course including a six digit course number, underscores (_), and hyphens (-). It can be found at the top of your Course Menu.
A Course Link is a shortcut to an existing item in your course including Content Areas and Course Tools.
The Course Menu, sometimes called the Sidebar, is the vertical menu on the left side of the course window. The Course Menu allows you to access Content Areas, Course Tools, and the Control Panel.
Blackboard allows you to switch between Edit Mode: ON, where you can view and interact with the course as an Instructor, and Edit Mode: OFF, where you can view the course as a Student. To change Edit Mode, click the button at the top right of the course window.
With the college wide roll out of the new banner enterprise system in the Fall 2014 term, the Blackboard course IDs will now look different..