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Blackboard Essentials for Teachers by William Rice

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Keeping students informed with Course Tools

Blackboard has many tools that you can add to your course. On most Blackboard systems, when you create a course, it's home page will have several tools automatically added to it. Which tools are added, depends upon the version of Blackboard you are using and your system's default settings.

What are Course Tools?

Course Tools are not learning or teaching materials. They are gadgets and functions that enable you to keep your students informed, and help you and the students to manage the course:

What are Course Tools?

Notice in the preceding screenshot, that our demonstration course's Homepage has the tools My Announcements, My ...

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