Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Remove this Image:

Select the checkbox to remove the existing image or any new image.

Favorite Web Sites

Site 1 Title:

Site 1 URL:

Edit or enter the site title. If a title is entered but the

URL is not entered in the field below, the link will not work.

Edit or enter the site URL. When adding a URL, do so as http://www.blackboard.com, not www.blackboard.com or blackboard.com

Edit or enter the site description.

Description:

Tips and Tricks

To view a Homepage for a user in the course go to the Roster , located in the

Communication Center. When an individual is selected from the Roster their

Homepage will appear.

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Overview

User Manual

Personal Information

Users manage personal data and privacy settings from the Personal Information page.

The following functions are available to users:

 edit their account profile change their password identify a CD-ROM drive to the

Blackboard Learning System

define privacy settings enable the Text Box Editor

Users may also access and make changes to their personal information from the Tools box in a common area. Changes to Personal Information are reflected system wide.

For example, if an email address is changed in one course, the user ’ s email address will be changed in all of the courses he or she is enrolled in.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Personal Information page.

Step 1

Step 2

OR

Open a course Web site for and click

Select

Personal Information

.

Tools

on the Course Menu.

Select

Personal Information

in the Tools box of a common area.

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Functions

The following functions are available from the Personal Information page.

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Function

Edit Personal

Information

Change Password

Set CD-ROM Drive

Set Privacy

Options

Set Text Box

Editor Options

Description

Edit personal information as it is displayed to other users.

Change your account password.

Set the CD-ROM drive used to access content from your computer.

Set the options to limit or increase the amount of personal information displayed to fellow Students and Instructors.

Set the options to enable or disable the Text Box Editor.

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Edit Personal Information

Overview

The information that appears in a user ’ s account profile can be modified on the Edit

Personal Information page. Users can change the values in fields, populate empty fields, or remove information from fields on this page.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Edit Personal Information page.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Open a course Web site.

Click

Tools

Select

Select

on the Course menu.

Personal Information

.

Edit Personal Information

.

OR

Step 1

Step 2

Select

Select

Personal Information

in the Tools box of a common area.

Edit Personal Information

.

Fields

The table below details the entry fields on the Edit Personal Information page.

Field

Personal Information

First Name

[r]

Middle Name

Last Name

Email

[r]

[r]

Edit the first name.

Edit the middle name.

Edit last name.

Edit email address.

Description

Student ID

Other Information

Edit Student ID as defined by the institution.

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Gender

Birthdate

Edit gender.

Select birthday by clicking on the drop-down arrow and selecting date values.

Education Level

Edit education level.

Company

Job Title

Street 1

Department

Street 2

City

Edit any additional address information.

Edit city.

State/Province

Edit state or province.

Zip/Postal Code

Edit ZIP code or postal code.

Country

Web Site

Edit company.

Edit job title.

Edit department.

Edit address.

Home Phone

Work Phone

Work Fax

Mobile Phone

Edit country.

Edit the URL of the user ’ s personal Web site. When adding a

URL, do so as http://www.blackboard.com, not www.blackboard.com or blackboard.com

Edit the home phone number of the user. The phone number will display exactly as entered.

Edit the work phone number of the user. The phone number will display exactly as entered.

Edit the fax number of the user. The fax number will display exactly as entered.

Edit the mobile phone of the user. The phone number will display exactly as entered.

Tips and Tricks

Changes made on the Edit Personal Information page will be reflected throughout the

Blackboard Learning System

. For example, if the user changes their first name, the new first name will appear in all courses they are enrolled in.

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Change Password

Overview

Account passwords can be changed from the Change Password page. The Change

Password page is accessible through the Personal Information features. Each user must enter a user name and password to login to the system.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Change Password page.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Open a course Web site.

Click

Tools

Select

Select

on the Course menu.

Personal Information

Change Password

.

.

OR

Step 1

Step 2

Select

Select

Personal Information

Change Password

.

in the Tools box of a common area.

Fields

The table below details the fields on the Change Password page.

Field

Reset Password

Password

[r]

Description

Enter a new password for the account. The password must be at least one character and contain no spaces or special characters.

Verify Password

[r] Enter the password again to ensure accuracy.

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Tips and Tricks

Due to security, it is recommended that users do not use common personal information as their password, such as their name or nickname. It is recommended that users change their passwords periodically to ensure security.

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Set CD-ROM Drive

Overview

Users identify the CD-ROM drive location on the current workstation to the

Blackboard

Learning System

from the Set CD-ROM Drive page. The CD-ROM drive must be identified to the

Blackboard Learning System

before files can be uploaded from a CD-

ROM to the

Blackboard Learning System

. Users must set the CD-ROM drive each time they want to upload files from a CD.

Note:

A default value for the CD-ROM Drive will appear when this page is opened, but the user must select

Submit

to set the CD-ROM Drive. If

Submit

is not selected, then the value is null and a CD-ROM Drive is not set.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Set CD-ROM Drive page.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Open a course Web site.

Click

Tools

Select

Select

on the Course menu.

Personal Information

Set CD-ROM Drive

.

.

OR

Step 1

Step 2

Select

Select

Personal Information

Set CD-ROM Drive

.

in the Tools box of a common area.

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Fields

The table below details the fields on the Set CD-ROM Drive page.

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Field

CD-ROM Drive Information

CD-ROM (for PC):

Description

Click the drop-down arrow and select the drive letter that maps to the CD-ROM drive from the list.

CD-ROM (for MAC):

Enter the CD-ROM drive location.

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Set Privacy Options

Overview

The Set Privacy Options page allows users to choose the information they would like to make publicly available. This information will appear in course Rosters and Group pages. Users may also select to make this information available in the User Directory.

If an email address is not made available it will not appear in the Roster, Group pages,

User Directory, the Collaboration Tool or in any other part of the application.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Set Privacy Options page.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Open a course Web site.

Click

Tools

Select

Select

on the Course Menu.

Personal Information

Set Privacy Options

.

.

OR

Step 1

Step 2

Select

Select

Personal Information

Set Privacy Options

.

in the Tools box of a common area.

Fields

The table below details the fields on the Set Privacy Options page.

Field

Contact Information

Email address

Description

Address (Street,

City, State, Zip,

Country)

Select this check box to make the email address visible to other users through the User Directory, and in other parts of the

Blackboard Learning System

, such as the

Roster and Group pages.

Select this check box to make address information visible to other users through the User Directory.

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Work Information

(Company, Job

Title, Work Phone,

Work Fax)

Additional Contact

Information (Home

Phone, Mobile

Phone, Web Site)

User Directory Status

List my information in the user directory

Select this check box to make work information visible to other users through the User Directory.

Select this check box to make additional contact information visible to other users through the User

Directory.

Select this check box to list your profile information visible to other users through the User Directory.

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Set Text Box Editor Options

Overview

The Text Box Editor allows users to create content through a simple editor within the

Blackboard Learning System

. This page allows users to choose whether or not

WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) functionality will be enabled on their system. If this feature is enabled, users will have additional features available to them when entering content in many text boxes throughout the

Blackboard Learning

System

. See the Text Box Editor topic for additional information.

Note:

The Text Box Editor is only available to Windows Operating System users with

Internet Explorer Version 5.x or a later version. System Administrators also have the option of turning off the WYSIWYG features for the Text Box Editor for all users. Users without WYSIWYG functionality have access to alternate Text Box Options .

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the Set Text Box Editor Options page.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Open a course Web site.

Click

Tools

Select

Select

on the Course Menu.

Personal Information

.

Set Text Box Editor Options

.

OR

Step 1

Step 2

Select

Select

Personal Information

in the Tools box of a common area.

Set Text Box Editor Options

.

Fields

Select

Enable

and text boxes throughout the

Blackboard Learning System

will be enabled with additional WYSIWYG features. Select

Disable

and text boxes include basic options.

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