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MUW Blackboard 9.1 Training. September 24 and October 1, 2010 Richard Holden. Start Practicing!. URL: Always allow blocked contents (popups) Login: (MUW ID) 950 _ _ _ _ _ _ Password: Your 6 digit birthday Fall 2010 course are already there

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Muw blackboard 9 1 training

MUW Blackboard 9.1 Training

September 24 and October 1, 2010

Richard Holden

Start practicing
Start Practicing!

  • URL:

  • Always allow blocked contents (popups)

  • Login: (MUW ID) 950 _ _ _ _ _ _

  • Password: Your 6 digit birthday

  • Fall 2010 course are already there

  • (Spring shells will be automatically created & populated for all classes)

Open a course and begin
Open a Course and Begin

Click on yellow bar & Display Blocked Content

Click on a course to open it


Monitor class roll users
Monitor Class Roll (Users)

  • Manually dropping a student (user):

  • Check the box to the left of student’s name

  • Click Remove Users from Course

Go to Control Panel > Users and Groups > Users

Course layout
Course Layout

Edit Mode Toggle:

Off = Student View

On = Instructor Edit

Course Menu

Select desired Modules


Course menu
Course Menu

List View

Folder View

Display in a window


Re-order List

Add Menu Item

(We will do this now)



Link Options:

Rename, Hide or

Show, & Delete

Re-order List

Add menu item create content area
Add Menu Item (Create Content Area)


Note: This box is not yet checked

Go to Plus Sign > Create Content Area > Name it > Submit

Click to open new menu item
Click to Open New Menu Item

Click on new item title

The Projects area opens, (although it is still empty)

So the next step will be to build the content

Recall: Use Action button to Show/Hide

Load content into menu item
Load Content into Menu Item

Go to Build Content > Create > Item

Feature 1 the notification dashboard
Feature #1the Notification dashboard

Notification dashboard
Notification Dashboard

List of your courses

User adds modules to show as desired

Next, click on a course to open

Modules can be closed, replaced, collapsed and repositioned

Example: The What’s New Module scans your courses and shows all updates

Class dashboard
Class Dashboard

Ensure Edit Mode is ON

Instructor provides content for the dashboard

Expand Course Tools under Course Mgmt – Control Panel

Next, let’s add an announcement, a calendar event, and a task

Add an announcement
Add an Announcement

  • Click on Announcements in the Control Panel

  • Note: Announcement page appears

  • Click on Create Announcement button

Add an announcement cont d
Add an Announcement (cont’d)





Student view announcement
Student View (Announcement)

Student notices & clicks on Welcome Announcement

This opens the full Announcement

Add a calendar event
Add a Calendar Event

  • Click on Course Calendar in the Control Panel

  • Course Calendar page opens

  • Navigate to the desired date

  • Click on Create Event button

Add a calendar event cont d
Add a Calendar Event (cont’d)

Event Name




Add a task
Add a Task

  • Click on Tasks in the Control Panel

  • Task page opens

  • Click on Create Course Task button

Add a task cont d
Add a Task (cont’d)

Task Name


Due Date



Feature item 2 collaboration tools
Feature item #2Collaboration Tools

New collaboration tools
New Collaboration Tools

  • Blogging Tool

    • Configured at course level or group level]

    • Instructor controls who can post or comment

    • Instructor can monitor who is participating

  • Journal Tool

    • Designed more for one-on-one communication

      • Instructor to student

    • Example: Personal reflections on case studies

Feature item 3 group management
Feature item #3Group Management

Group management
Group Management

  • Create any # of groups

  • Automatically or manually enroll groups

  • Enter different tasks for each group

  • Example: Go to Users & groups > groups > Create Group Set > manual enroll > name & describe each group & choose tasks > enter # of groups > Submit. Then Edit Group Set Enrollments to select students for each group

Feature item 4 assignments feature
Feature item #4Assignments Feature

Assignments feature
Assignments Feature

  • Replaces the unpopular “digital drop box” to upload assignments in previous Blackboard version

  • Created assignments automatically integrate into the Grade Center

  • All assignments can be downloaded at one time in a zipped file

  • BB automatically labels each assignment with students’ names

Departing tip
Departing Tip

  • To alleviate compatibility issues

    • Require documents to be saved as

      • Rich text (*.rtf), or

      • Plain text (*.txt)

    • Also, documents can be saved as .pdf files

      • Example: a PowerPoint presentation

      • .pdf files will open on any computer