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Instructions for Blackboard Learn 9.1: Understanding Your Course

This tutorial will outline the basic characteristics of your course shell in Blackboard Learn 9.1.

To access a course, click the title of the course in the ‘My Courses’ module, under the ‘Courses where you are: Instructor’ heading.

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Overview of your course Home Page.

  • Page header is identical to ‘My Institution’ page.
  • Click the home icon to return to the course Home Page from anywhere in the course and the dropdown arrow to access links to your other courses.
  • Course menu provides links to all course tools.
  • Change how the menu looks using the buttons across the top.
  • Toggle ‘Edit Mode’:

‘ON’ analogous to ‘Teach’ and ‘Build’ tabs in Blackboard 8,
‘OFF’ analogous to ‘Student View’ tab in Blackboard 8.

  • Course banner.
  • Course content area.
  • You will notice that each course component linked on the homepage is named exactly as it was in Blackboard 8.
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With Edit Mode ‘ON’, you can access tools to allow you to create content and activities for your course.

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Editing Options

With Edit Mode ‘ON’ (see #3, above), hover your cursor over an item in your course.

  • Click the grey circle with the dropdown arrow.
  • Click ‘Edit’ in the contextual menu (bottom image).
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Edit the settings according to the steps outlined for the item you are editing.

  • Click ‘Submit’ to save your changes.
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If you have questions, please contact elearningfacilitator@tru.ca.