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Blackboard Thing of the Week – Course Themes

Blackboard Thing of the Week – Course Themes
Have you ever looked at a Blackboard course, and rather than focusing on the careful arrangement of course menu entries, attached files, and array of communication tools, what you actually thought was “dang that thing is ugly”? Well if so, you might be pleased by the Thing this week. I take a look at Course Themes, and how they may be accessed via the “Teaching Styles” link on the┬áCustomization┬áportion of the Control Panel, or through the “swatch” menu up near the Edit mode switch. Changing up the course theme can be a good way to make your course site stand out, so...
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Blackboard Thing of the Week – Content Areas

Blackboard Thing of the Week – Content Areas
To host any of your handouts, deploy your tests, or offer students the chance to upload assignments through your Blackboard course you’ll need to use a content area. An empty course shell starts out with two, but you can create as many or as few as you like. Did you know that it’s possible to set date and time restrictions on when a content area is available to students? Did you realize that it’s just two-click simple to manually render a whole content area unavailable to students? Well, watch the below video, and you’ll know exactly how to do those things. Share this:Send to...
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