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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

Dßevelop a unit

Essentials
Customise your unit
Creating Content in a Course Area
Course Files


Essentials

Course Components

Find out about Edit mode, Course menus, Control Panel and Action Bars.
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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.
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Get started with Course Content

Get to know the content types, key functions and quick how to steps.
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Content Editor

The Content Editor presents controls for adding and formatting text, equations, and multimedia files.
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Customise your unit

Manage staff profiles within Contacts

Contacts is a place where you can add profile information about yourself and other staff that is distributed to students.
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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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Course Style Options

Select the course entry page, add a banner and modify text or icon display.
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Set the course entry page
Add a course banner

Edit the Notifications Dashboard settings

Decide what notifications appear on your Notifications Dashboard.
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Create Content in a Course Area

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.
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Building a Learning Module
Creating a Lesson Plan

Create Content

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.
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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.
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Turning On Statistics Tracking for an Item

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Course Files

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.
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Add Files to Course Files

You can add files and folders to Course Files in multiple ways, including in bulk and when course content is created.
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Link to Files and Folders in Course Files

After files are uploaded to Course Files, you can link to them when creating content in your course.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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