Instructor Guide
Instructor Guide
for
Blackboard-Learn
Prepared by
Vice-Dean of E-Learning
Dr. Ahmed Youssef Khedr
Deanship of IT and E-Learning
Contents
How to Log In to Blackboard Learn ............................................................................................................... 4
Explore Home Tab ......................................................................................................................................... 4
My Blackboard Tools ..................................................................................................................................... 6
Personal Information .................................................................................................................................... 6
How to Edit Personal Information ............................................................................................................ 6
How to Change Your Password ................................................................................................................. 6
How to Add an Avatar Image .................................................................................................................... 7
How to change a Language Pack............................................................................................................... 7
How to Set Privacy Options....................................................................................................................... 7
Courses.......................................................................................................................................................... 8
Add Menu Item drop-down list..................................................................................................................... 9
Course Menu Components ........................................................................................................................... 9
Control Panel............................................................................................................................................... 10
Create Course Areas for Content ................................................................................................................ 10
How to Create a Content Area .................................................................................................................... 12
Manage Course Menu Links ........................................................................................................................ 12
How to Create a Learning Module .............................................................................................................. 13
Learning Module Options ........................................................................................................................... 13
How to Create a Lesson Plan ...................................................................................................................... 14
About Content Types .................................................................................................................................. 16
How to Create an Item ................................................................................................................................ 17
How to Create a File .................................................................................................................................... 18
How to Create Audio, Image, and Video Links............................................................................................ 18
How to Create a Web Link .......................................................................................................................... 19
How to Create Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, and Content Folders ...................................................... 19
How to Create a Syllabus ............................................................................................................................ 19
Use an Existing Syllabus File.................................................................................................................... 20
Use the Syllabus Builder.......................................................................................................................... 20
How to Create a Course Link ....................................................................................................................... 22
How to Create a Module Page .................................................................................................................... 22
How to Customize the Module Page Banner .............................................................................................. 23
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How to Add Course Modules ...................................................................................................................... 23
Managing Modules ..................................................................................................................................... 24
How to Create Mashups ............................................................................................................................. 24
Managing menu buttons............................................................................................................................. 25
Assignments ................................................................................................................................................ 26
How to Create an Assignment ........................................................................................................... 26
Best Practice: Presenting Assignments ................................................................................................... 26
How to Build a Test or Survey and Add New Questions ............................................................................. 28
Test and Survey Availability Options....................................................................................................... 30
Feedback Options ................................................................................................................................... 31
Test or Survey Presentation .................................................................................................................... 31
How to Create Announcements.................................................................................................................. 31
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How to Log In to Blackboard Learn
To log in to Blackboard open your
browser and go to:
https://uoh.blackboard.com
- Enter your UOH username and
password
- click Login
Email: [email protected]
Username is a.khedr
Explore Home Tab
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A. The Global Navigation Menu and My Blackboard are available everywhere in
Blackboard Learn. Click the arrow next to your name at the top of the screen to
access the following functions:
o All of your courses, as well as the Home and Help links. Users can
change their settings, such as text size and personal information. The
logout function is nearby.
o On the left side of the panel, My Blackboard pages display course
communication, due dates, grades, and more. A number next to your name
indicates how many new items are available.
B. Tools: The tools available on this page roll up information from all of your
courses. For example, the calendar shows events for all courses. Descriptions of
the tools are available later in this page.
C. Modules: Modules on the Home tab collect information from all the courses
you are enrolled in or are teaching.
o My Courses: Access the courses you are enrolled in or teaching.
o My Announcements: Displays announcements for courses and from Hail
University. Announcements communicate important, time-sensitive
information.
o My Tasks: Displays tasks added by instructors. You can add personal tasks
when accessing tasks from Tools.
D. Add Module: Click to view the list of available modules, such as dictionary,
report card, and notes. Descriptions are provided in the list so you can choose
the most significant.
E. Personalize Page: Change the color scheme of the page.
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My Blackboard Tools
Tools
Description
Bb Home: Gives you an overview of the items that are due and recently graded. Bb
Home displays the five most recent activities relevant to you.
Calendar: Review everything you have due and be reminded of when you need to
complete it.
Posts: Displays the posts made in the last seven days in the courses and organizations
you are enrolled in and follow.
Updates: Review a list of notifications alerting you to important events and
information.
My Grades: View your grades for each assignment, test, or activity in all of your
courses. Sort the grades by date or course.
The Retention Center provides an easy way for you to discover which students in your
course are at risk. You can communicate with struggling students and help them take
immediate action for improvement.
Personal Information
How to Edit Personal Information
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From Home tab and on the Tools panel, click Personal Information.
On the Personal Information page, click Edit Personal Information.
On the Edit Personal Information page, make changes to the appropriate fields.
Click Submit.
How to Change Your Password
Password cannot be changed within the system. To change the password, it must
be changed from the university email service using the password change
procedures
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How to Add an Avatar Image
1. From Home tab and on the Tools panel, click Personal Information.
2. On the Personal Information page, click Personalize My Settings.
3. On the Personalize My Settings page, you can add or change your personal
avatar. Click Use custom avatar image.
4. Click Browse My Computer.
5. Select the avatar image file and click Open.
6. Click Submit.
How to change a Language Pack
Follow these steps to set a language pack for a user.
1.
From Home tab and on the Tools panel, click Personal Information.
2.
On the Personal Information page, click Change Personal Settings.
3.
Select a language pack from the drop-down list.
4.
Click Submit.
How to Set Privacy Options
1. From Home tab and on the Tools panel, click Personal Information.
2. On the Personal Information page, click Set Privacy Options.
3. On the Set Privacy Options page, select the appropriate check boxes to make
personal information visible to other Blackboard users.
4. To list your profile information in the User Directory, select the check box.
5. To prevent other course members from contacting you by email, select the
email option check box.
6. To prevent your name from appearing in the course roster, select the check
box.
7. Click Submit.
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Courses
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A. Course menu: The access point for all course content. Instructors determine
which links are available here.
B. Control Panel: The panel following the course menu is an instructor's access
point for course management functions. You can manage the course style,
course tools, and users from this area. Students do not see the Control Panel.
C. Student preview: You can review course content and validate course behaviors
from a student's perspective.
D. Edit Mode: When Edit Mode is ON, all the instructor functions appear. This
includes action bar functions such as Build Content or the appearance of
contextual menus. When Edit Mode is OFF, you are viewing the course as a
student sees it.
E. Action bar: Rows at the top of the page containing page-level actions such
as Build Content, Search, Delete, and Upload. The functions on the action bar
change depending on where you are in your course. The action bar can contain
multiple rows of functions such as on the main Grade Center page.
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Add Menu Item drop-down list
Course Menu Components
Type
Description
Content
area
You create, link, and manage them on the course menu. After you create a content
area, you add content to it, such as online lectures, multimedia, tests, and
communication tools.
Blank
page
The blank page tool allows you to include files, images, and text as links on the
course menu. Include blank pages on the course menu for critical information, as
too many links on the course menu can overwhelm students. Remove blank pages
from the course menu as soon as the information is no longer needed.
Tool link
Create a link to an available tool in your course, such as the calendar or journals.
You can also create a link to the Tools page.
Course
link
Create a shortcut to an existing area, tool, or item in a course.
Web link
Create a link to a URL to provide quick access to a resource on the internet.
Module
page
Create a module page and choose the individual modules to include. The modules
can be tools, such as a calculator, or the modules can display information, such as
grades, alerts, and tasks.
Subheader
A subheader is unlinked text. You can group related links under a subheader to
help users find information quickly.
Divider
A divider is a line that visually divides the course menu to help users find
information quickly. After you create it, you can move it to the appropriate
position.
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Control Panel
The Control Panel is comprised of
the following areas.
Area
Function
Files or Content
Collection
You have access to all files from a central location inside the course.
Course Files is relative to the course, so only content for the course is
stored there.
Course Tools
Evaluation
Grade Center
Contains all the available tools that are added to your course.
Provides links to course reports, the Retention Center, and the
Performance Dashboard.
Provides links to the Needs Grading page, the Full Grade Center.
Users and Groups
List, enroll, edit, and remove users from your course. Create formal
groups of students to collaborate on work.
Customization
Control enrollment options and guest and observer access. You can
change the properties of your course, such as its name, availability, and
language pack.
Packages and
Utilities
Import, export, and archive a course, check course links, copy all or part
of the course, and move selected files to Course Files or the Content
Collection (when available).
Help
Offers online documentation.
Create Course Areas for Content
You can create course areas to serve as containers for your course material.
The top-level course areas are called content areas, which you create, link, and
manage on the course menu. Typically, courses contain multiple content areas.
The next level of course areas includes folders, learning modules, and lesson
plans.
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After you create a course area, you can create content items within it to present
your course material. You can include content such as text, file attachments, links
to websites, tests, assignments, and multimedia.
For example, you can create a content area called "Units" that contains learning
modules for Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, and so on. Each of the learning modules
contains reading materials, assignments, tests, and links to tools to help student
accomplish the learning objectives for each unit.
A. Content areas are the top-level course areas that provide your course structure.
They appear on the course menu only. They contain other course areas and
content items.
B. Folders are containers for content.
C. Learning modules are containers for content, can include a table of contents, and
can require sequential viewing of its content.
D. Lesson plans are containers for content, and present objectives and other details
directly above its list of content items.
E. Create content within course areas by pointing to Build Content, Assessments,
and Tools on the action bar.
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How to Create a Content Area
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and point to the plus sign above the course menu.
The Add Menu Item drop-down list appears.
2. Click Content Area.
3. Type a Name for the new content area.
4. Select the Available to Users check box. You can create content areas ahead of
time, make them unavailable to users, and then make them available at the
appropriate time.
5. Click Submit. A link to the new content area appears on the course menu.
Manage Course Menu Links
You can organize and rename the links on the course menu to make them easier for
students to use.
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A. Use the drag-and-drop function to reorder links on the course menu.
B. Alternatively, use the keyboard accessible reordering tool to reorder the links.
C. Access a link's contextual menu and click Rename Link to change its title.
Click Hide Link to make it unavailable to students. Click Show Link to make it
available to students. Delete removes the content area AND all content items
within it. This action is final.
D. With Edit Mode set to ON, an unavailable link title appears with a square with a
diagonal line through it. Students do not see the link on the course menu.
How to Create a Learning Module
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area or folder.
2. On the action bar, point to Build Content and click Learning Module.
3. On the Create Learning Module page, type a name and an
optional description. The description appears below the learning module
name in the course area.
4. Select the options.
5. Click Submit. A link to the new learning module appears in the course area.
Learning Module Options
Options
Settings
Availability
Permit Users to View this Content: Select No to make the learning module
unavailable to users.
Select Date and Time Restrictions: Select the Display After and Display
Until check boxes to enable the date and time selections.
View
Enforce Sequential Viewing of the Learning Module: You can force students to
view the pages in the order you determine.
Open in New Window: open in a separate window
Track Number of Views: record the number of times the learning module is
viewed, when it is viewed, and by whom.
1. Show Table of Contents to Users: Select Yes to show a structured view of the
Learning Module. Users can choose to display the Table of Contents on the
Table of
bottom or on the side of the Learning Module.
Contents
Hierarchy Display: Choose the way items in a learning module are labeled:
numbers, letters, Roman numerals, or mixed.
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How to Create a Lesson Plan
1. Change Edit Mode to ON.
2. Access a course area, such as a content area
or folder.
3. On the action bar, point to Build Content to and click Lesson Plan.
4. On the Create Lesson Plan page, the Content Information tab appears first by
default. This tab enables you to display general information for users at the top
of the lesson plan in a gray box.
5. Type a name and optional description.
6. Type information for default elements: Instructional Level, Instructor, Objectives,
and Subject Area. You can change a default element’s title by clicking the existing
title to access the Edit Element Name box. Delete an element by clicking the X.
7. Select the check box next to Share with students for each element that you
want to appear in the lesson plan when students view it.
8. To add new elements, point to Add Lesson Plan Section on the action bar.
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9. Select an element. The new element is added to the bottom of the list on
the Create Lesson Plan page, where you can edit its title and use its content
editor, if available.
10.Select the options.
11.Click Save and Exit to the course area. You can edit the lesson plan later to
create content items.
Content Folders
Folders are useful for organizing and structuring content in a Content Area. For
example, Instructors may add folders for each week of the Course to a Content
Area, or organize the Content Area by topic, such as separate folder for
Assignments, Tests, and Group Projects.
How to Create a Folder
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area.
2. On the action bar, point to Build Content and click Content Folder.
3. On the Create Content Folder page, type a name and an optional
description or instructions.
4. Select the options:
 Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content.
 Click Yes to Track Number of Views.
 Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date
and time selections.
5. Click Submit. A link to the new folder appears in the course area.
How to Create an Item in a Content Area
1. Open a Content Area
2. Edit Mode is ON
3. Point to Build Content and click Item.
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Complete the Create Item page and click Submit.
How to Create an Item in Course Files
Content Items that are created using the Text Box are automatically saved to
Course Files. This Content Item can be reused across the course.
1. Open a Course Files folder.
2. Point to Build Content and click Item.
3. Type a Name for the item.
4. Use the Text Editor to create the item.
5. Click Submit.
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About Content Types
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The following table describes the different content types available in the Build
Content drop-down list.
Type
Description
Item
An item can contain text, audio, movies, files, images, and mashups.
File
Use the File content type to add a file
Audio, Image,
Video
Web link
Upload files from your computer and incorporate them in a course area.
Link to an outside website or resource.
Learning module
A set of content that includes a structured path for progressing through the
items.
Lesson plan
A special content type that combines information about the lesson itself
with the curriculum resources used to teach it.
Syllabus
Enables you to attach an existing syllabus file or build a course syllabus by
walking through a series of steps
Course link
Content folder
A shortcut to an item, tool, or area in a course.
A course area that contains content items.
Blank page
The blank page tool allows you to include files, images, and text as a link
in a course area
Module page
A page containing dynamic personalized content modules that help users
keep track of tasks, tests, and assignments
Mashups
Mashups allow you to include content in a course that is from an external
website. Three types of mashups are available: Flickr Photo, SlideShare,
and YouTube
How to Create an Item
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area or folder.
2. On the action bar, point to Build Content and click Item.
3. On the Create Item page, type a Name.
4. Optionally, type instructions or a description in the Text box.
o Alternatively, in the Attachments section, click Browse My Computer to
upload a file from your computer.
5. Select the Options:
a. Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content.
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b. Click Yes to Track Number of Views.
c. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date
and time selections.
6. Click Submit.
How to Create a File
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area or folder.
2. On the action bar, point to Build Content and click File.
3. On the Create File page, click Browse My Computer to upload a file from your
computer.
4. Click Select a Different File to delete the file you linked and replace it with
another.
5. Type a Name for the file. This name appears in the course area as a link.
6. Click Yes for Open in New Window to display the content in a new browser
window.
7. Select the options.
8. Click Submit.
How to Create Audio, Image, and Video Links
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area or folder.
2. On the action bar, point to Build Content and click Audio, Image, or Video.
The Create page appears and is similar for all three content types.
3. Click Browse My Computer to upload a file from your computer.
4. If the mashups function is available, you can browse for and link to content
available on the internet.
5. Click Select a Different File to delete the file you linked.
6. Type a Name. This name appears in the course area as a link.
7. Set the Options. Audio, video, and image files each have unique options for
displaying their content. These are listed later in this section.
8. Select the Standard Options:
a. Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content.
b. Click Yes to Track Number of Views.
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9. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date
and time selections. Display restrictions do not affect item availability, only
when it appears.
10.Preview the content and click Submit when you are finished.
How to Create a Web Link
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area or folder.
2. On the action bar, point to Build Content and click Web Link.
3. On the Create Web Link page, type a Name for the link that will display in the
course area.
4. Type a URL. Use the http:// protocol, such as http://www.uoh.edu.sa/.
5. Click Browse My Computer to upload a file from your computer.
6. Set the Options:
a. Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content.
b. Click Yes for Open in New Window to display the content in a new browser
window.
c. Click Yes to Track Number of Views.
d. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date
and time selections.
7. Click Submit.
How to Create Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, and Content Folders
Within a course area, you can create containers to further organize your course
materials. For example, within a single content area, you can create eight folders–
one folder for each unit in your textbook.
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area or folder.
2. On the action bar, point to Build Content and click Learning Module, Lesson
Plan, or Content Folder.
3. On the Create page, type a Name. Specify the settings and options.
How to Create a Syllabus
You can create a syllabus in two ways. You can upload an existing file or use
the Blackboard Learn syllabus builder. For both options, you create the syllabus
in a course area, such as a content area or folder.
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Use an Existing Syllabus File
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area or folder.
2. On the action bar, point to Build Content and click Syllabus.
3. On the Add Syllabus page, type a Syllabus Name.
4. Select the Use Existing File option.
5. Click Browse My Computer to upload a file from your computer.
6. Click Submit.
7. On the Edit Item page, select a color for the Syllabus Name.
8. Optionally, in the Text box, type instructions or a description.
9. In the Attachments section, you can attach additional files. Any files you
upload from your computer are saved in Course Files or the Content Collection
in the top-level folder.
10.Select the Options:
a. Click Yes for Permit Users to View this Content.
b. Click Yes for Track Number of Views.
c. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the
date and time selections. Display restrictions do not affect syllabus
availability, only when it appears.
11.Click Submit.
Use the Syllabus Builder
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area or folder.
2. On the action bar, point to Build Content and click Syllabus.
3. On the Add Syllabus page, type a Syllabus Name.
4. Select the Create New Syllabus option and click Submit.
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5. On the Syllabus Builder page, type instructions or a description in the default
body text boxes.
6. In the Syllabus Design section, select the styles and colors for your syllabus.
7. In the Build Lessons section, select the Create Specified Number of Lesson
Shells option and type a number. You provide lesson information in later steps.
Alternatively, you can select the Do Not Create Lesson Shellsoption.
8. Select the Options:
a. Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content.
b. Click Yes to Track Number of Views.
c. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date
and time selections.
9. Click Submit.
If you did not create lesson shells, your syllabus is complete. Click OK to
return to the course area and view the syllabus.
-ORIf you need to provide details for lessons, continue with the subsequent
steps.
10.Access the lesson's contextual menu and click Edit.
11.On the Edit Lesson page, type the lesson title. Optionally, select a date and
time when the lesson will appear in the syllabus.
12.Type a Lesson Description.
13.Click Submit.
14.Click OK to return to the course area and view the syllabus. Change Edit
Mode to OFF to view the syllabus as students see it.
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How to Create a Course Link
A course link is a shortcut to an existing area, tool, or item in a course.
If you have created all assignments in their own content area, you can create
course links to individual assignments in other areas of the course, such as in a
unit folder or learning module.
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area or folder.
2. On the action bar, point to Build Content and click Course Link.
3. On the Create Course Link page, click Browse to find the course item you
want to link to.
4. In the pop-up window, select the item.
5. The Name and Location text boxes are populated automatically.
6. Optionally, edit the name and provide a description.
7. Select the Options:
a. Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content.
b. Click Yes to Track Number of Views.
c. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date
and time selections. Display restrictions do not affect course link
availability, only when it appears.
8. Click Submit.
How to Create a Module Page
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area or folder.
2. On the action bar, point to Build Content and click Module Page.
3. On the Create Module Page, type a name and optional description.
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4. You can allow users to change the color theme, reorder modules, and add
modules to their personal views of the page. Users' customizations affect their
view only.
5. Select the Options:
a. Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content.
b. Click Yes to Track Number of Views.
c. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and
time selections. Display restrictions do not affect module page availability,
only when it appears.
6. Click Submit.
How to Customize the Module Page Banner
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area or folder.
2. Click the link to the module page and access the title's contextual menu.
3. Click Page Banner.
4. Type the Page Banner Content in the box.
5. Click Use Custom Page Banner to display your banner to users. When Edit
Mode is ON, the custom page banner will appear above the default banner.
Users see only the custom page banner.
6. Click Submit.
How to Add Course Modules
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access the module page.
2. Click Add Course Module.
3. On the Add Module page, select a module by clicking its Add function. Click
its Remove function to delete a module.
4. Click OK.
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Managing Modules
A. Click the gear icon to change the display of a module. For example, you can
select how many days of announcements appear in a module. Click the X to
remove a module. Removing a module does not delete content.
B. Use the drag-and-drop function to reorder course modules.
C. Alternatively, use the keyboard accessible reordering tool to reorder the
modules.
D. Click the link in a module to view more.
E. Click the paper icon to open the module in a new window. You can move the
window to a different location on your screen to use as a reference while you
navigate in your course.
How to Create Mashups
1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area or folder.
2. On the action bar, point to Build Content and select one of the available
mashups: Flickr Photo, SlideShare Presentation, or YouTube Video.
3. On the Search page, type keywords and choose how to use the keywords in the
search.
4. Click Go.
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5. On the Search Results page, you can refine the list using the Sort
by and Uploaded drop-down lists.
6. Click Select to add the mashup. You have the option to Preview it before
selecting it.
7. On the Create Mashup Item page, type a Name for the link if you do not want
to use the title that automatically appears in the box.
8. Optionally, type a Description.
9. Set the Mashup Options. Options vary depending on the type of mashup:
a. View: Controls how the link to the video is displayed in the content
area. Thumbnail displays a small player that enlarges when clicked. Text
link with player displays text that expands to a player when clicked. Embed
Video displays a full size player in the content area.
b. Show YouTube URL: Displays the source URL.
c. Show YouTube information: Displays the information about the content
from the external website.
10.Set the Options:
a. Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content.
b. Click Yes or No to Track Number of Views.
c. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and
time selections. Display restrictions do not affect mashup availability, only
when it appears.
11. Click Submit.
Managing menu buttons
To display the options for editing a menu
button, click on the little double arrows ( )
next to the name of the menu button.
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Rename Link: Use Rename Link to change the name of your button.
Hide Link / Show Link:Make a menu button visible or invisible for students.
Delete: Remove a menu button.
Assignments
How to Create an Assignment
1. On the action bar, point to Assessments and click Assignment.
2. On the Create Assignment page, provide the name, instructions, and any files
students need.
3. Optionally, select a Due Date.
4. In the Grading section, type the Points Possible. Optionally, expand the
sections to make selections such as anonymous grading and how the grade is
displayed.
5. Make the assignment available.
6. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and
time selections.
7. Optionally, select the check box to Track Number of Views.
8. Click Submit.
Best Practice: Presenting Assignments
Option A: Add all assignments to one content area.
Create an Assignments content area and create all of your assignments there.
This option keeps the creation process simple and helps students quickly access all
assignments for your course.
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Option B: Add assignments to different content areas.
After setting up various content areas for your course, you can add assignments to
them.
For a fully online course, this method is an effective way to integrate assignments
with course content. On a single page, you can provide everything students need
for a unit of study.
Option C: Add course links to assignments in other content areas, folders, or
learning modules.
The Assignments content area provides a single location for you to access and
update assignments. Adding these assignments as links in other course areas allows
you to present assignments alongside course content. Although this option does
require an extra step, it accommodates different course-usage styles and creates an
integrated, cohesive learning experience.
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This option is most appropriate for instructors teaching robust, fully online courses.
Editing assignments is easy, and students still have convenient access to
assignments.
How to Build a Test or Survey and Add New Questions
You add questions to tests and surveys in the same way, but you add no points to
survey questions. Before students take a test, you can add new questions exactly
where you want them.
1. On the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section and click Tests,
Surveys, and Pools.
2. On the Tests, Surveys, and Pools page, click Tests.
3. On the Tests page, click Build Test on the action bar.
4. On the Test Information page, type a name. Optionally, provide a description
and instructions.
5. Click Submit.
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6. On the Test Canvas, point to Create Question on the action bar and select a
question type.
7. On
the Create/Edit page,
provide
the
necessary
information to create a
question.
8. Click Submit.
9. On the Test Canvas, you
can change a question's
point value.
10.Continue adding questions.
11.Click OK. The test is added
to the list on the Tests page
and is ready to deploy in a
course area.
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Test and Survey Availability Options
Option
Make the Link
Available
Description
You can set this to available, and then use the Display After and Display
Until fields to limit the amount of time the link appears.
Add a New
Announcement for
this Test/Survey
You can create an announcement for a test or survey. The
announcement includes the date and states, "An assessment has been made
available in [Course area that includes the link to the assessment]."
Multiple Attempts
You can allow students to take a test or survey multiple times.
With multiple attempts for a test, you can also select which attempt's score
to use in the Grade Center from the Score attempts using drop-down list.
Force Completion
If you select Force Completion, students must complete the test or survey
when they launch it.
Set Timer
Set a time limit for finishing a test or survey. Type the amount of time in
the hours and minutes boxes.
Display After
Optionally, select the date and time when the test or survey will become
available to students.
Display Until
Optionally, select the date and time the test or survey will be made
unavailable to students.
Password
You can require and type a password for students to use to access it.
Restrict Location
You can require students to take the test or survey in a specific location.
This is based on a range of IP addresses created by university.
Test Availability
Exceptions
For existing availability settings, you can make exceptions for individual
students or groups.
Due Date
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To prevent late submissions, you can select the check box for Do not
allow students to start the Test/Survey if the due date has passed.
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Feedback Options
Test or Survey Presentation
Option
Description
All at Once
Present the entire assessment on one screen. Students scroll through all the
questions and can move up and down from question to question. When
selected, you may not choose Prohibit Backtracking.
One at a Time
Displays one question at a time. The screen includes navigation tools to move
between questions. The Submit function only appears on the last page of the
assessment. You may also select Prohibit Backtracking and Randomize
Questions.
Prohibit
Backtracking
Prevents students from going back to questions they have already answered. If
you do not allow backtracking, questions are presented one at a time and the
<<, <, and >> functions do not appear to users during the test or survey.
Randomize
Questions
Display questions in a random order each time the assessment is taken. If you
include references to the question numbers as they appear on the Test Canvas,
do not use this option because the random order changes the question
numbering.
How to Create Announcements
1. On
the Control
Panel,
expand
the Course
Tools section
and
click Announcements.
2. On the Announcements page, click Create Announcement on the action bar.
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3. On the Create Announcement page, type a Subject. This becomes the title of
the announcement on theAnnouncements page.
4. Type your message.
5. In the Web Announcements Options section, click:
Not Date Restricted to keep the announcement visible until you remove it.
-ORDate Restricted to limit the announcement's visibility by date and time.
6. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and
time selections.
7. Select the Email Announcement check box to send students an email
containing the announcement. The email is sent to all students, even those who
choose not to receive announcement notifications through email.
8. Optionally, in the Course Link section, click Browse to link to a course area,
tool, or item.
9. Click Submit.
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Edit and Delete Announcements
To edit or delete an announcement, access its contextual menu and
click Edit or Delete. The deletion action is final and irreversible.
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