PacktLib: Blackboard Learn Administration

Blackboard Learn Administration

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Planning a Blackboard Learn Instance

What is Blackboard Learn?

How does Blackboard Learn work?

Blackboard Learn architecture

Summary

Installing Blackboard Learn

Operating systems

Space requirements

Installing the database

Installing JDK

Preparing a Windows Server environment

Preparing a Red Hat or Solaris server for Blackboard Learn

Final preparations before installing

Installing the Blackboard Learn application

Managing Blackboard Learn services

The Blackboard Learn Patch Utility tool

Summary

Setting Up and Customizing Blackboard Learn

Branding Blackboard Learn

Customizing the Blackboard login page

Summary

Creating Courses in Blackboard Learn

Courses in Blackboard Learn

Course settings in Blackboard

Searching for courses in Blackboard

Creating single courses in Blackboard

Creating courses using the batch course creation tool

Importing content into a new course

Copying content into a new or existing course

Summary

Administrating Courses in Blackboard Learn

Enrolling users into Blackboard Learn courses

Exporting and archiving courses in Blackboard Learn

Using the Bulk Delete function in Blackboard Learn

Removing a course from Blackboard Learn

Summary

Creating Users in Blackboard Learn

User creation policy

Summary

Managing Roles and Users in Blackboard Learn

Roles within Blackboard Learn

Managing course roles in Blackboard Learn

Managing system roles in Blackboard Learn

Creating custom institutional roles in Blackboard Learn

Managing role privileges in Blackboard Learn

Developing role privilege policies in Blackboard Learn

Disabling user access to Blackboard Learn

Removing users in Blackboard Learn

Summary

Using Tools and Utilities in Blackboard Learn

System announcements

Spell Check Dictionaries in Blackboard Learn

Notifications

Summary

Security, Reporting, and Configuration in Blackboard Learn

Security in Blackboard Learn

System information in Blackboard Learn

Optimizing our Blackboard Learn environment

Summary

Authentication and Data Integration in Blackboard Learn

External authentication in Blackboard Learn

Data integration with Blackboard Learn

The SIS Framework

Creating data sources

Building a flat file integration

Sending files to Blackboard Learn

Summary

Implementing Building Blocks in Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn building blocks

Web services in Blackboard Learn

LTI Tool Providers

Recommended building blocks

Summary

Logs, Troubleshooting, and Disaster Recovery in Blackboard Learn

Troubleshooting issues in Blackboard Learn

Disaster recovery

Summary

Appendix

Index