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Course Content in Blackboard Learn: Instructors

Updated Content Editor in Blackboard

The new Content Editor is scheduled to be applied to Ohio University’s Blackboard environment on the evening of November 5, 2020.  Learn about the improvements for accessibility and new features.

Course Content

Blackboard provides many flexible options to organize and deliver your course content.

  • Create Containers for Content - Provide structure and organization to your course using content folders and learning modules.
  • Create Course Materials - Explore the wide variety of content types and how to best use them to engage your students.
  • Digital Course Materials - Connect with OIT staff to offer digital content like ebooks and courseware for your students through the OHIO Digital Content: Inclusive Access program.
  • Libraries Content Folder - Ohio University Libraries (video hosted on YouTube) – Use this tool inside Blackboard to search for and link to licensed library content (copyright compliant) and build reading lists at the same time. 
  • Assignments - Communicate assignment instructions and requirements, collect submissions, grade/annotate student work, and provide feedback to students using Blackboard Assignments.
  • Release Content - Customize the student experience by specifying criteria and thresholds to control the presentation of course materials.
  • Complete a Course Copy - Copy course material from one course to another, such as from a development course to a live course. 
  • Combine Course Sections - Prevent duplication of effort by combining the enrollments of multiple sections into a single course.
  • Portfolios - Instructors can create Portfolio assignments within their Blackboard course, which allow students to demonstrate progress and achievement over a period of time. Portfolio tools allow authors to effectively present their information in a cohesive, personalized format.

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