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Welcome to Blackboard I: Introduction to Blackboard!

Learn the basics of creating and developing a course in Blackboard, NIU's Web Course Management System.

Intro to Blackboard

This self-paced workshop is meant to acquaint you with the Blackboard learning management system and prepare you to manage and/or teach your course(s) online.

You will get an overview of Blackboard's course layout and navigation, be exposed to various course tools, discover communication and assessment features, and see how to request your own Blackboard courses.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Request a course/shell and make it available to students and other participants
  • Use the features of the Blackboard Control Panel
  • Add, revise, and control availability of content in an online course
  • Structure a course by using folders, customizing the course menu, and adding events to the course calendar