Skip to Main Content

Setting up Blackboard from Scratch in 5 Steps and 31 minutes and 50 seconds

What you will do in 3 minutes and 31 seconds:

Update your email address (if needed)
Post a photo or personalize your avatar
Manage frequency of Blackboard update emails
Reduce visual clutter and collapse modules
Change the layout
Select a color theme

What you will do in 12 minutes:

Organizing your teaching drive and uploading your syllabus and other course materials
Setting up your first learning activity: a syllabus quiz
Setting up a discussion forum as a FAQ or for students to introduce themselves
Creating a discussion forum
Setting up your Grade Center
Simplifying the default Grade Center setup
Setting up your grading breakdown
Re-ordering the columns in your Grade Center

What you will do in 9 minutes and 54 seconds:

The Course Learning Space and the Student’s view
Editing the Contact Professor page and Turning the Home page into a Dashboard
Making Learning Materials available; Making your syllabus available for downloading and creating an easily updatable and readily accessible Course schedule
Adding and deleting menu links to tools and content areas; re-ordering links
Organizing the menu in sections and inspecting your course space setup

What you will do in 2 minutes and 6 seconds:

Changing the looks of your course
Making your course available
Creating your first announcement

What you will do in 4 minutes and 19 seconds:

 Making your syllabus quiz count
Scenario 1: If you already have a quiz grading category
Scenario 2: If you don't have a quiz grading category
Viewing and grading the syllabus quiz

Need More Help?

CTLET York College CUNY Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0