Blackboard: Getting Started
Building a new course in Blackboard? Copying an already built course? Follow these instructions to make sure you are ready for the first day of classes.*Firefox and Chrome are the recommended browsers for instructor editing.
Building a new course?
Getting Started Checklist:
Make Course Available (viewable) to studentsYou must make your course available to students in Blackboard by the first day of the semester.
Change your course to "Available" in:
Control Panel> Customization> Properties> Item #3.
Create a Banner
The Banner Maker online tool helps you make a banner that you can save and upload into your Blackboard Course. Make sure you have copyright permission to use any photos or images that you upload. Have fun! Make it unique! Works best in Firefox.
Login with your "Student User" AccountThis feature is useful when you want to see a "student view" of the grade center, quizzes and tests. As an instructor you have both an Instructor user and a student user in every shell you teach by default.
Student username is: username_student
Password is: UA ID#_student
Blackboard 9.1 Instructor Quick Guides
Whether you're new to Blackboard or a seasoned pro, Blackboard Help's searchable topics and step-by-step instructions will help you find the information that you need about Blackboard Learn™ 9.1.