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You can now add a Test Student account to your unit to allow viewing from a student's perspective.
Develop a unit
Find out about Edit mode, Course menus, Control Panel and Action Bars.
About Course Files
With Course Files, you have access to all of your files for a specific course. You can organise, view, manage, and link to those files according to your needs.
Get started with Course Content
Get to know the content types, key functions and quick how to steps.
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The Content Editor presents controls for adding and formatting text, equations, and multimedia files.
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Comparing the New Content Editor with the Legacy Text Editor [PDF]
Manage staff profiles within Contacts
Add an Avatar
Add an Avatar (picture) to your Blackboard account to personalise it. Your avatar will be used within blogs, journals and notifications modules. See "How to Personalise My Places".
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Edit the Notifications Dashboard settings
Decide what notifications appear on your Notifications Dashboard.
Create Course Areas
Course areas help organise content in meaningful ways. Content areas, Folders, Learning Modules and Lesson Plans provide a range of presentation options.
Building a Learning Module
Creating a Lesson Plan
Build up the content within course areas from a variety of different content types. This section details each content type and steps through the various options and settings.
Creating a Tool Link
Creating a URL
Creating a Mashup
Edit and Manage Course Areas and Content
The context menu for each Course Area and Content item allow you to change settings, modify availability, create metadata, and turn on options such as review status, adaptive release, and statistics tracking. You can also copy, move, and delete content.
Turning On Statistics Tracking for an Item
Create and Edit Folders in Course Files
Creating a logical filing system makes it easy to locate and link to files when creating content in your course.
Add Files to Course Files
Manage Files and Folders in Course Files
With Course Files, instructors can rename, move, copy, overwrite, download, and perform a quick search for files and folders.
Control Access to Course Files
Control who can view and perform actions on files and folders available in Course Files by changing the permissions for users.
Move Files to Course Files
Use the Move Files to Course Files tool to move specific existing course content in pre-9.1 Blackboard Learn courses to the Learn 9.1.