Faculty Support for Blackboard Learn
If you have ever used SLU Global, WebCT, Blackboard or Moodle or have never used a Learning Management System before, this is the place to start with Blackboard Learn SP11. Blackboard Learn has a large variety of tools to make the most of your students' online, hybrid or web enhanced experience. Your course can be as simple as a place to post your syllabus and your PowerPoint slides or it can include online communication tools, assignments, tests and many other tools. There is no right or wrong place to start working on your Blackboard Learn course. The topics below offer one way to get familiar with Blackboard Learn. These topics and many others can also be found on the left hand navigation menu.
- Where can I get help incorporating Blackboard Learn into a course?
- What would you like to do with your Blackboard Learn course?
- Getting Started with Blackboard Learn at SLU
- Customize Your Course
- Adding Content to Your Course
- Adding Course Tools to Your Course
- Managing Your Course: The Control Panel
- Blackboard Grade Center Integration with Banner
- Faculty Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you're an instructor wondering why and how best to use this or any other technology to achieve your instructional goals, the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning can help: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know what you would like to do in Blackboard Learn, but not sure how to do it? Click here for a list of Blackboard tools that address common teaching needs and goals.
Do you know how to login in to Blackboard Learn? Do you know how long your Blackboard course will be available? The Getting Started with Blackboard Learn at SLU page answers those questions and many more about how Blackboard Learn is set up at SLU.
The Customize Your Course page describes what the default Blackboard Learn Course looks like and how to navigate it. It will also cover the many ways you can customize the look and flow of your course.
Blackboard Learn lets you add a large variety of content to your course. The Adding Content to Your Course page describes each of the types of content available to use in Blackboard Learn:
- Web Link (URL)
- Content Organization
- Adaptive Release
- Content Editor
Blackboard Learn has many types of course tools available to use in your course. Click the links below to learn how to use tools.
- Communication Tools
- Test Tool
- Other Tools (Calendar, Glossary, Contacts, Tasks)
- Assignments and Rubrics
- Grade Center
The Control Panel is the central access point for course management functions. You can manage the course style, course tools, users and groups, the Grade Center and course utility functions from this area. Note: Students do not see the Control Panel.
- Deploying Tools from the Control Panel
- Managing Users and Groups
- Make Your Course Available
- Copy Your Course to an Empty Course Shell
- Backup/Archive Your Course
- Grades from the Blackboard Grade Center can be imported into Banner for both Midterm and Final grades.
- The Instructor must create a new non-calculated type column in the Blackboard Grade Center to use as the Integrated Column and it must be marked as the External Grade Column.
- For more information, view the Grade Center page.
Updated: 10/8/2013 by MB