With all the great resources from Teaching+Learning, you may be wondering which resources will give you the biggest bang for your buck – right now. In this post, we focus on the best resources for setting up your course in Blackboard.
Of course, if you have any questions, you can either explore this website (select HOME above), or reach out to the Virtual Instructional Support Studio (select CONTACT US above) where you’ll find lots of ways to get help, including live online drop-in support.
Top 5 Essential Blackboard Posts for Fall Launch
- Getting Familiar with Blackboard:
Whether you are brand new or a bit rusty, this is the best place to start for a good foundation in Blackboard. It contains a learning checklist, short how-to videos, and a great printable reference tool for all the basics of Blackboard.
- Copying a Blackboard Course
Did you build your course in a Blackboard DEV or SBX environment and are now ready to copy it into your actual course site? Or perhaps you want to copy a course that you taught in the past. This page includes both a 5-min video and step by step instructions with images (under the video).
- Applying the Humber Template to your Course Site
If you are setting up your course from scratch, this is the place for you. The Humber Template was built for you – it gives your course consistent structure as well as lots of helpful tools and templates. This page has a short video demo and easy step-by-step instructions that will get you up and running in no time.
- Importing a Course Package
Did you receive a zip file with instruction to upload it to your course? Some programs create a master course for instructors to import, and if that’s you, this page has the help you need. There’s no video, but the step-by-step instructions has images and are easy to follow.
- Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
This is a good starting place for anybody with questions about Collaborate Ultra. The main tools you’ll find here include a printable quick reference tool, and a playlist of short how-to videos from Blackboard.