Faculty at Morton College are increasingly incorporating online components into their courses and many courses are conducted exclusively online.
Users who are new to Blackboard may wish to examine the topics in the order shown below, as each feature builds on concepts introduced in the preceding feature.
Users may wish to review the login process by downloading a detailed overview.
Instructors can begin building and adding educational content, assessments, and interactive tools by:
For more detail:
Download the steps for Adding Content and AssessmentsView a video tutorial on adding contentDownload an overview of the Types of Instructional Content
Assignments and Assessments
Blackboard provides Faculty with a variety of tools to create custom assignments and tests and to re-purpose previously used assessment documents. Faculty can also set due dates and upload files for student review.
For more detail, download instructions for managing Assignments and Assessments.
Faculty can add online collaborative tools such as discussion boards, chats, Wiki's and more.
The most popular Interactive Tool is the Discussion Board, where both instructors and students can create "threads" of conversation that allows the class to share information and feedback.
For more detai:
Download an overview of Interactive ToolsView a video tutorial on Managing Discussion Boards
Blackboard offers a number of tools to
help instructors communicate with students and track their progress. The most common Communication tools include:
For details, download an overview of these Communication tools.
Blackboard's grading features can be accessed by:
The Full Grade Center provides a number of functions:
Click the icon above to view the locations of these functions in the Grade Center.
For more detail, download an Overview of the Grade Center.