Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual

Blackboard Academic Suite

Overview

User Manual

Chapter 7

Modules

Modules are packets of content that appear on the My Institution Tab or Module tabs.

They are made available by the System Administrator. Modules allow users to view information from within

Blackboard Learning System

, such as Calendar events and

Courses. Information from outside, such as news, the weather, and other Web sites can be presented to modules through the

Blackboard Portal System

.

Note:

Basic modules are available in all of

Blackboard Learning System

products.

Advanced modules are only available in the

Blackboard Portal System

.

Note:

See the topic on Customizing Content for information on how to personalize the modules that appear on My Institution tab.

Module Types

The following table describes the different types of modules that may be found in the

Blackboard Academic Suite

.

Module

Basic Modules

Description

Basic modules pull information from within the

Blackboard Learning System

. For example, the My Calendar module includes events on the user ’ s Calendar for a particular day and links to their My Calendar page, where the user may modify their Calendar events.

Advanced Modules

Channel Module

Channel modules stream content from an outside source

URL Module

into a

Blackboard Learning System

module. The module content is updated at intervals. Examples of Channel modules include weather modules and news modules.

URL modules display Web page content from outside of

Blackboard Learning System

. The URL of the Web page is entered by clicking the link.

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Opinion Poll

Module

Multiple Choice

Poll Module

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Opinion Poll modules ask a question and give users a chance to enter a full response in a text box. The module also displays some of the recent responses to the module.

Multiple Choice Poll modules present a question with multiple answers. Users will see the question as well as options for selecting one of the answers. After users select an answer, they will see the results of the poll to date within the module. The only way to see the results of a poll is to vote.

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Delegated Module Admin

Overview

Administrators may give a user administrator privileges for one or more modules. If a user has administrator privileges for a module a

Module Admin

button will appear at the top of the My Institution page. When selected, the Delegated Module Admin page will appear, enabling the user to open and modify those modules they have administrator privileges for.

Functions

Select

Content

to modify the content within a module, such as the links or HTML it includes. Select

Properties

to modify the title, description and availability of the module.

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Appendix

Updates Since Publication

This document was published on February 9, 2004.

There have been no updates since publications.

User Manual

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