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Getting Started with Blackboard

A Blackboard course site is a helpful resource for both instructors and students. It can serve, in part, as a centralized resource from which course materials can be easily organized, stored and accessed. However, there are many other valuable elements to a Blackboard course site. Including:

- Social learning tools (Blogs, Discussion Boards, Wikis and Journals) and support for these tools within Blackboard Groups.
- Communication tools (Announcements, Class E-mail lists).
- Assessments (Assignments, Surveys, and Tests) and support for self and peer-assessment.
- Electronic grading and automatic grade calculation
- Evaluation of student performance including Early-Warning Alerts.

Please look at the following document, Click Here, which will help instructors get acquainted with the Blackboard 9.1 system and the course environment.



For further assistance, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 215-951-4648 or by Email at HelpDesk@PhilaU.edu


- Getting started

- Building a Course

- Creating Assignments

- Creating Tests

- Grade Center

- Rubrics

- Social Learning and Collaboration

- Support and Resources