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​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.

Screenshot of a faculty profile in Blackboard

Blackboard also allows instructors to change the theme and structure of the course layout and upload a unique banner. See Designing a Course Banner.

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