CHSS Online Teaching Initiative
Starting with Blackboard
Blackboard offers a variety of teaching tools for faculty to complete essential teaching functions online: presenting course content, assigning tasks, grading tasks, and setting up groups. The video below presents an overview of the system’s layout and major functions:
To customize the look and feel of a Blackboard course shell, faculty can create a simple faculty profile (click Build Content – then Item.) and add an image and basic contact information.
Blackboard also allows instructors to change the theme and structure of the course layout and upload a unique banner. See Designing a Course Banner.