Saint Louis University

Managing Your Course

Using the Control Panel to Manage Your Course

Topics:

Control Panel Overview

The Control Panel is the central access point for course management functions. It is a menu located on the lower left of Blackboard pages.

To access this area you need to have one of these roles:

  • Instructor
  • Teaching Assistant (TA)
  • Course Builder (cannot see the Grade Center).

Note: Students cannot see the Control Panel.

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Files

The Course Files section on the Control Panel is where all of the files used in a Blackboard course are stored.

Click here for more information about Course Files at the Blackboard Help website.

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Course Tools

Tools can be managed in the Course Tools section of the Control Panel. However, the tools in the Course Tools section must be deployed in order for the students to see them. You can deploy Blackboard Tools on the Course Menu or in Content Areas, Content Folders, or Learning Modules using the Action Menu. For more information, click on the link to the Course Tool page below with the tool you want to use.

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Evaluation

The Evaluation section of the Control Panel gives you access to reports that can be run on students or course activity.

Click the Topics below to go to the Blackboard Help websites.

Topics:

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Grade Center

Click here for more information about the Grade Center.

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Manage Groups and Users

Click here for more information about Users and Groups.

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Customization

Properties

Click here for the Blackboard Help website about these topics:

Topics:

  • Set Availability - Make a Course Available or Unavailable
  • Blackboard Learn courses are set to Unavailable (invisible to students) by default.
  • For step-by-step instructions, click here to go to the FAQs - Top 5 page.
  • Note:  The Set Availability and Select Language Packs sections are the only sections enabled to SLU users on the Properties page.

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Teaching Style 

Click here for the Blackboard Help website about these topics:

Topics:

  • Select Course Entry Point
  • Select Course Theme
  • Select Menu Style
  • Default Content View
  • Select Banner

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Packages and Utilities

Course Copy

Click here for the Blackboard Help website about these topics:

Topics:

  • Course Copy Options
  • How to Copy a Course
  • Behavior of Copied Materials
  • Resolving Copied Course Items
  • Copy Course Cartridge Content

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Export/Archive Course

Click here for the Blackboard Help website about these topics:

Topics:

  • How to Export a Course
  • Common Cartidge Format
  • How to Export a Course in Common Cartridge Format
  • How to Archive a Course
  • How to Download the Course Package

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Import Course Cartridge

Click here for the Blackboard Help website about these topics:

Topics:

  • About Cartridge Functionality
  • How to Import a Course Cartridge
  • How to Download a Course Cartridge
  • How Students Access Course Cartridges
  • Troubleshooting Student Course Cartridges

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Import Package / View Logs

Click here for the Blackboard Help website about these topics:

Topics:

  • How to Import a Course Package
  • About Content Areas
  • About Discussion Board Forums
  • About Course Links
  • About Delegated Grading
  • How to View Import Logs
  • Importing Common Cartridge Packages
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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 by KRS

 

 



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