Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite

Overview

User Manual

My Institution Tab

The My Institution common area contains tools and information specific to each user ’ s preferences. Tools and information are contained in modules, which users can add and remove from their My Institution common area.

While users can choose which modules appear, the Administrator may restrict access to or require specific modules. With the

Blackboard Portal System

, modules on the My

Institution Tab can present and interact with content outside the scope of

Blackboard

Learning System

courses.

Customization

Users can customize the content and layout of the My Institution area. After customization, the My Institution area displays the desired settings when a Student logs in again.

In this section

This section includes information on the following topics.

Section

Customizing

Content

Institution Tab

Layout

Editing, Minimizing and Removing

Content

Function

Customize the modules that will appear on the My

Institution area.

Customize the color and placement of the modules on the

My Institution area.

Edit, minimize, and remove modules from the My Institution area.

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Customizing Content

Overview

From the My Institution common area, Students are able to access Institution Tools, courses, organizations and content from outside sources. Students can customize the modules that will appear on their My Institution area. Content such as the news, weather, and sports and other items are presented in modules that can be customized from the Institution Tab Content page.

Note:

The Modules chapter contains Information about the types of modules available in the

Blackboard Learning System

. Basic Modules are available with

Blackboard

Learning System

and

Blackboard Learning System

- Basic Edition. Basic Modules and

Advanced Modules are available with

Blackboard Portal System

.

Find this page

Follow the steps below to open the My Institution Content page.

Step 1

Step 2

Open the My Institution common area.

Click

Content

on the upper right hand corner.

Functions

Check the boxes next to those modules you would like to have appear in the My

Institution tab, click

Submit

. Modules with a red check have been selected by the

System Administrator and cannot be changed. Modules that display information from an outside source, such as weather and news, are referred to as channels.

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My Institution Layout

Overview

From the My Institution area, Students are able to access Institution Tools, courses, organizations and content from outside sources. Students can customize the color and placement of the modules on their My Institution common area through the My

Institution Layout page.

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Editing, Minimizing and Removing Content

Overview

Editing content

The Pencil icon located at the top of each module allows the user to edit the content of that specific module.

Minimizing

The

Blackboard Learning System

allows users to edit, minimize, and remove modules from the My Institution area unless a module has been set as required by the System

Administrator.

The minus (-) button located at the top of each module allows the user to minimize the individual modules.

Removing

The remove icon located at the top of each module allows the user to remove the individual modules. Click

Remove

and a confirmation receipt will appear when the process is completed. Modules that do not have a remove icon have been set by the

System Administrator and cannot be changed.

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