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Add Content To Your Blackboard Learn Course

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Create Course Areas for Content

You can create course areas to serve as containers for your course material. Course areas enable you to present various types of content in an organized and engaging way.

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Topics:

  • How to Create a Content Area
  • Plan Your Content Areas
  • Manage Course Menu Links
  • How to Create a Content Folder
  • About Learning Modules
    • How to Create a Learning Module
    • Learning Module Options
    • Folders and Learning Modules
  • About Lesson Plans
    • How to Create a Lesson Plan
    • Instructor View of Lesson Plan
  • How to Link a Course Area on the Course Menu
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Create Content in a Course Area

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Topics:

  • About Content Types
  • How To Create an Item
  • How To Create a File and Upload Single Files or Zipped Packages
    • Zipped Content Packages
    • Linking to HTML Files
  • How to Create Audio, Image, and Video Links
    • Audio Files
    • Image Files
    • Video Files
    • Important information about Video files:
      • Due to usability issues, it is recommended that Video Files be less than 5 minutes in length.
      • For Video Files longer than 5 minutes, it is recommended that you send the file to the Instructional Media Center (IMC) where it can be loaded on the Classroom Video 2 streaming server.
      • Once the video is loaded to the server, the IMC will send you a web link that you can post in your Blackboard course.
      • Your students will then click on the web link and the video will play.
      • The IMC is located in the Xavier Hall Annex on the Frost Campus
  • How to Create a Web Link
  • How to Create a Syllabus
    • Use an Existing Syllabus File
    • Use the Syllabus Builder
  • How to Create a Course Link
  • How to Create a Blank Page
  • How to Create a Module Page
    • How to Customize the Module Page Banner
    • How to Add Course Modules
    • Managing Modules
  • How to Create Mashups
    • How to Create a Mashup Using the Content Editor

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Edit and Manage Course Areas and Content

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Topics:

  • Reorder Content
    • Drag-and-Drop Function
    • Keyboard Accessible Reordering
  • How to Edit Course Areas and Content Items
  • How to Make Content Unavailable (invisible to students)
  • How to Copy and Move Course Areas
  • How to Copy and Move Content Items
  • About Deleting Items
  • How to Delete Course Areas and Content Items
  • About Metadata
  • How to Create Metadata for an Item
  • How to Enable Statistics Tracking and View Statistics Reports
    • Statistics Reports
  • How to Enable Review Status
  • How to Check User Progress
    • The User Progress Page
    • How to Check User Progress from the Performance Dashboard
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Release Content (Adaptive Release)

Make your content even more engaging by personalizing the delivery of information.

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Content Editor

The Content Editor is used throughout Blackboard Learn to allow users to create content. The Content Editor is used for Discussion, Blog and Journal postings, descriptions for content items and tools, creating Test questions, Announcements, e-mail, and many more things. Learning about the Content Editor can greatly enhance communication.

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Topics:

  • About the Content Editor
  • Two Views of the Content Editor
  • Adding and Editing Content
  • Best Practice: Copying and Pasting Test to Prevent Loss
  • Simple Content Editor Features
  • Advanced Content Editor Features
  • Working With Lists
  • Using the Spell Checker
  • Using Find and Replace
  • Using the Link Function
  • Inserting Lines and Horizontal Rules
  • Adding Images
  • Adding Media Files
  • Adding Mashups
  • Using the Math Editor
  • Working With Tables
  • Using Anchors
  • Advanced Functions
  • Using the Right-Click Contextual Menu (does not work in all browsers)
  • Keyboard Shortcuts for the Content Editor
  • Keyboard Shortcuts for the Content Editor Toolbar
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Disclaimer: Not all features included on the Blackboard Help website are available in the Saint Louis University Blackboard Learn license.

Updated:  5/14/2015 KRS
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