I’m sure by now that you’re all tired reworking your syllabus and your calendar due to snow days. Well would you like to be able to make up for lost time? Have you thought about using Blackboard to help you with that? You can do quite a bit with a very basic Blackboard course site.
A basic site with no content has two areas where you can add materials for your students, on the menu these areas are located under Syllabus and Content. The quickest and easiest way to put things up is to simply attach the files. You can attach documents, spreadsheets, Power Points and a variety of other file types. In order to attach the files you will want to have the edit mode in the course turned on(located upper right corner). Select the area on the menu where you want the material to go. At the top of the page will be a grey bar with four buttons on it, the one that you will be working with is Build Content.
This will open a drop down menu from which you should select File. This will then take you to a page where you can browse for your file and upload it to the course site. Be sure to click SUBMIT (top or bottom right hand side of the page) this is Blackboards version of SAVE.
You may also send your students email through Blackboard. Here is a video demonstration:
You can also build assignments in Blackboard so that students can submit work online. Create Assignment this attachment will guide you through the steps of creating a Blackboard assignment. Here is my video demonstration of how to create the assignment:
Here is the video of how students submit assignments:
Here’s how to grade the assignments: