Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite

Overview

User Manual

Community Tab

The Community common area allows the user to perform organization searches, view organization listings, and participate in community-wide Discussion Boards.

Note:

The Community tab is only available with

Blackboard Portal System

.

In this section

This section includes information on the following topics.

Section

Organizations

Description

Lists the organizations available at the institution and explains the Organization Catalog.

Communicate with fellow organization members and classmates by posting messages on particular topics.

Create Discussion Boards on topics of interest that others can access and reply to.

Community

Discussion Boards

Create Community

Discussion Boards

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Organizations

Overview

Organization Web sites, accessed through the Community tab, offer similar features as course Web sites. Organization members can view information about the organization posted by the organization Manager, such as Announcements, Calendar events,

Discussion Boards and Rosters.

Note:

Organizations are only available with

Blackboard Portal System

.

Organization list

The Organization List, located in the Community common area, provides users with a listing of all the organizations in which they are a member. Any user can serve as the manager of an organization.

Function

If the

Blackboard Portal System

is configured by the institution to allow requests for organizations, users can send a request to the System Administrator to add an organization to the Institution ’ s current organization listing.

Click

Request

and an email message to the System Administrator will appear. Enter the name of the organization to add to the current listing and provide a brief description of the organization. Click

Send

.

Organization Catalog

The organization catalog provides a listing of all the organizations at the institution.

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Functions

Follow the table below to use the functions available on the Organization Catalog page.

To . . .

view an organization in a predefined

click …

the hyperlink of the category. category browse organizations

Browse Organization Catalog

.

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Community Discussion Boards

Overview

Community Discussion Boards allow the user to communicate with fellow organization members and classmates by posting messages on particular topics.

For more information on this topic see Discussion Board in the Courses section.

Note:

Community Discussion Boards are only available with

Blackboard Portal System

.

Functions

The table below details the functions available from the Community Discussion Boards.

To . . .

access a

Discussion Board create a new

Discussion Board the Discussion Board link.

Create

click . . .

. The Create Discussion Board page will appear. This option is made available by the System Administrator.

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Create Community Discussion Boards

Overview

Discussion Boards allow the user to communicate with other users by posting messages on particular topics. Users may create Discussion Boards on topics of interest. This function allows users to create Discussion Boards for others to access and reply to. This option is made available by the System Administrator.

Note:

Community Discussion Boards function in the same way as course Discussion

Boards .

Find this page

Follow the steps below to find the Community Discussion Boards.

Step 1

Step 2

Note:

This page is only available with

Blackboard Portal System

.

Open the Community common area.

Click

Create

in the Discussion Board area.

Fields

The table below details the fields on the Create Discussion Board page.

Field

Board Information

Board Name:

Board Description:

Board Options

Select Icons:

Description

Enter the Discussion Board name

Enter the Discussion Board description

Click the drop-down menu to select an icon associated with the Discussion Board.

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