A variety of content can be added, often in Microsoft Office formats, and organised into folders. Staff profiles give students information about the staff instructors. Links can be made between areas of the Blackboard course, and a glossary may be added including common terms and definitions.
Once content has been added sophisticated rules may be used to make content items available to students once they have fulfilled certain criteria.
Use the guides listed below to find out how to add content to your course.
Keep your course organised by using folders to store your content.
The Edit Mode function allows you to quickly edit materials in your Blackboard course.
This guide illustrates the most common method of editing existing content found on your Blackboard course.
You may wish to copy or move material within your blackboard course, or to another course. This guide explains how to do this.
Sometimes you may wish to simply add a file to you course for your students to download, without any extra descriptive information. This guide explains how.
Use this guide to find out what’s involved in adding content to your Blackboard course.
Announcements can be used to pass on news and reminders about your Course.
Let your students know who you are and add a staff profile to your Blackboard course.
You will find this Text Editor on most Blackboard screens, this guide explains how it works.
‘Course Files’ shows files that have been uploaded to your course, and allows you to bulk upload new files. You can also select these files in course content areas when adding content.
Blogs and Wikis
Weblogs, also known as Blogs, can be used within your Blackboard course. Full step-by-step guides are available.
Advanced Content Settings
It is possible to set content items to have a “Mark Reviewed” button beside them. This allows students to click on the button which then turns to “Reviewed”. You can check which students have marked materials as reviewed, and this feature can be used to form part of an adaptive release rule.
Adaptive Release allows you to control what content is viewable by a student based on certain rules. Criteria that can be used to form such rules are: username, group membership, gradebook score, and review status.
Images and Audio / Video Content
This guide explains how to add an video file to your Blackboard course.
A picture is worth a thousand words – find out how to add one to your Blackboard course by reading this guide.
This guide explains how to add an audio file to your Blackboard course.
You may use the Video Everywhere feature to record a video from your web cam directly into your Blackboard course, via YouTube.
Third Party Content
You can use SnapWidget, a free third party service, to create an embed code to add Instagram accounts or hashtags into your Blackboard course.
This guide explains how to embed a presentation from SlideShare into your Blackboard course. Users should read the SlideShare terms and conditions.
It is possible to embed a RSS feed into a content item or announcement that you add to your Blackboard course. Note that this method may stop working if the third party RSS widget we demonstrate in this guide changes. Please read the note on the terms of usage within the guide.
Add links to external websites to your Blackboard course by using this guide.
This guide explains how to embed a picture from Flickr into your Blackboard course. You should read Flickr’s terms and conditions.
Following extensive testing of Lynda.com we recommend adding a link to the special Lynda.com authentication page. This guide describes how.
It is possible to embed a YouTube video within your Blackboard course. Note that this method may stop working if YouTube changes the way their videos work. YouTube is a third party web site and iSolutions cannot be held responsible for the content held on it. Users should read the YouTube terms and conditions.
You may wish to add a link to a piece of content held within EdShare so that it is accessible from your Blackboard course.
It is possible to embed a Twitter feed, search, or hash tag into a content item or announcement that you add to your Blackboard course. Note that this method may stop working if Twitter change the way their service works. Twitter is a third party web site and iSolutions cannot be held responsible for the content held on it. iSolutions does not support Twitter. Users should read the Twitter terms and conditions.
Other Blackboard Content
The Glossary Manager can be used to create a list of terms and definitions for your course.
The blank page feature allows you to create a page of text and graphics within your course.
You may wish to place a link in one content area to another within your course. Use this guide to find out how.
This guide explains how to add SCORM based learning objects to your Blackboard course. SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model.
Learning Modules allow you to order content in a sequence so that students access it in order.
The Syllabus Builder allows you to create a simple course syllabus using a Blackboard template.
If you wish you can use Blackboard to share lesson plans and their associated resources with your students.
It is possible to set your Blackboard course to appear in a number of available languages, and enforce this for all course users.