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Blackboard Essentials for Teachers by William Rice

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Chapter 1. The Blackboard Experience

In this chapter, we will tour our demonstration Blackboard course. At each stop on our tour, we will view it from a student role. While looking at the course from a student's point of view, we'll discuss the settings and features that the instructor used, to create what we see. This will help you to learn what you can do with Blackboard. It will also show you how decisions made by the course creator affect the student's experience.

During our tour, we will see many of the features covered in this book, including the following:

  • Home page
  • Announcements
  • Discussion Board
  • Gradebook
  • Content Page
  • Learning Module
  • Blog
  • Forum
  • Uploaded files
  • Video
  • Wiki
  • Assignment
  • Test
  • Groups

Home page

Our first stop after logging in the course home page: ...

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