Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite

Overview

User Manual

User Directory

The Tools box provides access to the User Directory. The User Directory enables users to list users and contact other users via email. A search function at the top of the page creates a list of users. From the list, a user can click on a listed user ’ s email address to send a message.

Users will only appear in the User Directory if they indicate that they wish to be included on the Set Privacy Options page.

Note:

The User Directory is not available from a course Web site.

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Part Three:

Blackboard Academic Suite

Portal Features

Overview

The user interface tabs are used to navigate throughout the

Blackboard Academic

Suite

. Tabs appear in the header frame of the user interface and are used to navigate to content-rich Web pages. Tabs contain links to courses and organizations, modules of content, user tools, and external links to additional services and content.

The tabs available in the user interface depend on the product that the institution is using.

Blackboard Learning System

: The user interface includes the My Institution tab and the Courses tab. Modules may include information that is pulled from the

Blackboard Learning System

, such as Announcements and the Calendar.

Blackboard Learning System

– Basic Edition: The user interface includes the

My Institution tab and the Courses tab. Modules may include information that is pulled from the

Blackboard Learning System

, such as Announcements and the Calendar.

Blackboard Portal System

: All tabs are available in the user interface, including the My Institution tab, the Course tab, the Community tab, and the Services tab. Modules may include information that is pulled from the

Blackboard

Learning System

, such as Announcements and the Calendar, and also information from outside sources, such as external Web sites.

Part Three Contents

This part of the

Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

includes the following chapters:

 Chapter 6 –

Blackboard Learning System

and

Blackboard Portal System

Tabs

 Chapter 7 – Modules

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Chapter 6 -

Blackboard Learning System

and

Blackboard Portal

System

Tabs

Overview

Within the

Blackboard Learning System

, there are two core tab areas; the My

Institution tab and the Courses tab. The

Blackboard Portal System

adds the

Community tab, the Services tab, and any other tab areas created by the school.

System Administrators also have the option of adding tabs specific to their institution.

In this chapter

This chapter contains the following sections:

Section Function

My Institution Tab Contains tools and information in modules that can be

Courses Tab customized for each user ’ s preference.

Lists courses specific to each user as well as the Course

Community Tab

Services Tab

Catalog for the institution

Lists organizations specific to each user, the Organization

Catalog for the institution, and institution-wide Discussion

Boards

Contains links to other institutional offerings outside of the

Blackboard Academic Suite

.

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