Blackboard For Dummies by Howie Southworth, Kemal Cakici, Yianna Vovides, Susan Zvacek

By Howie Southworth, Kemal Cakici, Yianna Vovides, Susan Zvacek

Use the quick-start advisor to create your direction in a flash

Post direction fabrics, supply quizzes, facilitate discussions, and deal with grades

You're an educator, no longer a psychic, so how could you know the way to take advantage of Blackboard with out directions? those step by step examples allow you to organize a Blackboard lecture room, placed your fabrics on the web, speak on-line with scholars, or even overview their performance.

Discover how to
* Navigate the Blackboard environment
* customise your path menu
* upload and set up direction materials
* provide on-line assignments
* behavior on-line discussions and chat rooms
* continue music of grades

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From the drop-down menu on the right side of the Add bar atop the page, select Assignment and click the Go button. Although the Add Assignment screen has several sections, for our purposes in this quick-start guide, we focus on only three specific actions: Name the assignment, give it a point value, and add instructions (see Figure 2-2). Figure 2-2: Name your assignment, give it a point value, and fill in instructions. 3. Type the title of the assignment in the Name text box. 4. In the Points Possible text box, type — you guessed it!

My students are required to use Blackboard each week. I grade them on their Discussion Boards as they relate to external links and new topics of interest. I also utilize photos in a large way through my Blackboard course. I have students critique their own food plating. ” The bridge Now that you have (or haven’t) read about what a quick-start guide can do for you, the remainder of this chapter is dedicated to giving you a slightly more in-depth look at how to nurture a course from sapling to sprawling supertree with succulent fruit, powerful branches, and enormous leaves — wait.

During course facilitation, as you may have already discovered, you must update your course content — whether you modify existing content, add new content, or remove content. Blackboard offers you the ability to change any content item that you include in your course by providing the following buttons, which appear next to each item you add: • Modify: Change some aspect of the item’s text, point value, or questions, for example. • Copy: Duplicate the item or move it to a different area of the same course or another course that you’re teaching.

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