PacktLib: Blackboard Essentials for Teachers

Blackboard Essentials for Teachers

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

The Blackboard Experience

Home page

Announcements

Discussion Board

Gradebook

Content Page

Learning Module

Blog

Forum

Uploaded files

Video

Wiki

Assignment

Test

Groups

Summary

Organizing a Course with Pages and Learning Modules

Adding Content Areas to hold and organize course content

Adding a Blank Page tool, which can hold any content or links that you want

Composing a page with the HTML editor

Creating a sequential path for the student to work through, using a Learning Module

About the Availability and View settings

Keeping students informed with Course Tools

Summary

Adding Static Material to a Course

Adding a file for students to download

Adding a video to your course

Adding a web link to your course

Adding an image to your course

Summary

Discussion Boards

About Discussion Boards

Creating forums with Discussion Board

Making Discussion Board available to students

Managing a forum

Summary

Blogs and Wikis

About blogs

About wikis

Summary

Assignments

About assignments

Summary

Testing Students

Creating a test

Creating questions

Random blocks versus question sets

Creating a question pool

Creating a random block

Creating Question Set

Summary

Working with Groups

Creating groups

How group settings affect activities

Sending e-mails to members of a group

Summary

Communicating with Students Using E-mails, Messages, and Announcements

The difference between e-mails, messages, announcements, and alerts

Sending an e-mail to your students

Sending messages

Posting announcements

Summary

Using Collaborate/CourseSites Live

Making your first online meeting a test session

Summary

Grading Students

Viewing Grade Center

Assigning and entering grades

Preparing a report for grades

Summary