New to Blackboard? Not sure where to start with adding content to your Blackboard course? Schedule an appointment with our staff to get you started, and refer to our Course Navigation Reference Sheet.
Make your course available one to two weeks prior to the first day of class to provide students adequate time to review the syllabus and order their textbooks.
Communicate with your students about when your course is available, when grades are entered, or any pertinent course changes by sending announcements.
Do not waste valuable time each semester re-uploading lectures notes, remaking quizzes, discussion forums, etc…Copy materials from a previous course into an existing course.
A Course Merge combines students from two or more courses. This benefits instructors who teach multiple sections/courses which uses the same course content.
With a master course, you can build modules, experiment with course design, and optimize navigation. Your master course may be copied into existing courses.
You may need to provide a Supplemental Instructor (SI), Teaching Assistant (TA), or another instructor access to your course.
What should I do prior to my first day?
- Schedule a ‘Meet and Greet’ with the AV staff to learn how to use the technology in your classroom by contacting the Customer Service Center.
- If you have any software requests in your classroom, contact the Customer Service Center the week before classes start.
- Download your class roster by going to myPNW, click the Faculty/Advisor tab, under Faculty/Advisor Resources click the first option, Summary Class List (Roster).