A tour through the most essential tools of Blackboard. All you need to manage the online assets of a course, whether you just plan to only have a web presence or teach a fully online asynchronous course.

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Unit 1: Getting Started
Unit 2: Getting to Know Your Blackboard Course
Unit 3: Begin Building Your Course
Unit 4: The Discussion Board
Unit 5: Assignments, SafeAssignments and Turnitin
Unit 6: Online Tests in Blackboard
Unit 7: Blogs, Journals and Wikis
Unit 8: The Grade Center
Unit 9: Copy, Exporting, Archiving and Importing Courses


Taking It Further is about tools and techniques that bring more in-depth management to course assets and greater levels of collaboration, and introduces innovative online streaming media.

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Unit 1: Grade Center Part 2
Unit 2: Rubrics
Unit 3: Introduction to Video Streaming
Unit 4: Groups
Unit 5: Evaluation and Notification
Unit 6: Content Collection



After completing this level you will be familiar with virtually every tool and feature that will help you manage a collaborative learning environment online with innovative tools, practices and course structure.

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Unit 1: Self and Peer Assessment
Unit 2: Collaborative Learning Live
Unit 3: Adaptive Release and Achievements
Unit 4: Building Blocks and LTIs
Unit 5: – Online Tools Outside of Blackboard

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