Blackboard Getting Started
There are several ways to get started in Blackboard. Review the links below and choose the tools that fit your learning style. Make sure to bookmark these pages for quick reference as you work on or copy your courses each semester. Be aware some of the resources here may have different template styles and colors than the UAA course shells, the tools and instructions are the same.
Step 1 - Blackboard Course Environment & Navigation
Step 2 - Review Basic Tools
Step 3 - Log in to your Blackboard account
Step 4 - Activate your Course
It is up to each instructor to activate their Blackboard course and make them "available" for student access. Please make your courses available on the first day of the semester. To make your courses available follow the instructions below:
This course will now be available for viewing by all students registered through the UAOnline system.
Step 5 - Practice & Master eLearning Course Design & Management Tools
Log In with your Student User Account
Log in as your Student User to see a "student view" of the content you have created in your course.
You can take tests and quizzes to make sure they function the way you intend, review the student "my grades" tool and navigate through your course content and design as your students will see it.
Banner Maker Tool for BlackboardThe Banner Maker tool is a simple online tool to assist you in making a banner that you can save an upload into your Blackboard course. Make sure you have copyright permission to use any photos or images that you upload. As university staff & faculty you have access to UAA stock photos through the UAA Photo Bank. There are many great campus photos for you to choose from. Have fun and make it unique!