Blackboard Essentials for Teachers by William Rice

By William Rice

You merely want easy desktop abilities to stick to this path on growing websites and interactive gains to your scholars utilizing Blackboard. construction and coping with strong eLearning classes hasn't ever been simpler.


  • Learn to take advantage of the basic positive aspects of Blackboard to create and administer nice courses
  • Add interplay in your classes with dialogue forums, blogs, and wikis
  • Create significant exams and graded assignments

What you are going to study from this book

  • Create websites utilizing Blackboard's editor
  • Organize your direction with pages and modules
  • Add documents and media for college kids to download
  • Interact with scholars utilizing dialogue forums, blogs, and wikis
  • Test your scholars via construction and administering full-featured on-line tests
  • Assess your scholars with submitted assignments
  • Ease your workload by way of dealing with teams of students
  • Communicate along with your scholars utilizing messages and announcements


This booklet develops a pattern web site with plenty of step by step directions and screenshots to get you up and working very quickly at all.

Who this ebook is written for

If you're a instructor or path builder, you wish simply easy desktop talents to get the main from this e-book. you don't want any historical past in on-line instructing or construction internet pages.

In Detail

Blackboard is the world's most well-liked advertisement studying administration method. With Blackboard you could build and convey specialist caliber elearning classes comfortably. Its many gains, which let you deal with classes, grading and exams, and social collaboration, are the traditional opposed to which different studying administration platforms are measured.

Blackboard necessities for academics indicates you the way to exploit Blackboard's such a lot crucial gains through guiding you thru the improvement of an illustration path, outfitted on Blackboard's loose web site for academics, additionally, you will research extra approximately Blackboard's most vital positive factors, comparable to the gradebook, utilizing transparent directions to lead you each step of the way.

By following an instance direction, this booklet will advisor you, step by step, via growing your individual Blackboard path. begin by means of including static fabric for college kids to view, reminiscent of pages, hyperlinks, and media. Then, upload interplay in your classes, with dialogue forums, blogs, and wikis. most significantly, interact your scholars on your direction by way of speaking with them, assessing them, and placing them into teams. Blackboard necessities for lecturers will aid you take your elearning path from inception, to development, to delivery.

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Every group automatically gets its own course tools; for example, the Sandwalkers group has its own blog: [ 24 ] Chapter 1 In some cases, group activities are visible to everyone in the course. In other cases, group activities are visible only to members of the specified group. You will learn about these settings in Chapter 8, Working with Groups. A group activity, like the blog shown previously, can be graded. When you give a grade for a group activity, everyone in the specified group gets the same grade.

A group activity, like the blog shown previously, can be graded. When you give a grade for a group activity, everyone in the specified group gets the same grade. Summary In this chapter, we toured the demonstration course that we will create in this book. The course uses Blackboard's core features. There are many other features and settings available to you. The ones discussed in this chapter will enable you to create an effective, engaging course. Now, let's get started with building our course.

You can hide it, show it, or set a date for it to be visible: [ 39 ] Organizing a Course with Pages and Learning Modules 7. In the View section, you can force the student to view the items in the module in order. This setting does not force the user to view the items for a specific amount of time. So, the student could view a large document or video for only one second, and then immediately move on to the next item. You require students to view the items in order, but you cannot force them to read or pay attention to the items.

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