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One of our biggest pet peeves about Blackboard is that students cannot interact with class Announcements. We are used to being able to do this all across the web, since most websites have a social component built in (mainly commenting). We thought we’d try something new and post our announcements on our blog and set the blog to be our course entry point. Here’s how we did it:
By default all courses are set as unavailable until the instructor is ready for the students to have access to it and makes the course available. Watch this tutorial to learn how to make your course available to the students.
Use this area to add, arrange, and rename Course Menu items. When you open your course shell for the first time, you will see the standard template as far as course navigation and content areas. It is good practice to merge similar content areas (syllabus, instructor info, course overview, etc) and set any unused course areas as “unavailable” to make course navigation as simple as possible. *Be cautious in deleting any Course Tool areas. When in doubt, just make the area unavailable to hide from the course menu.