Join Patrick Crispen for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding Blackboard versions and campus customization, part of Blackboard 9.x Essential Training for Students.
In this title, we're going to be using a version of Blackboard that may look a little different than what you see at your institution. We're running Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 5. It's been available since April 20th, 2011. Your institution may be running an earlier version. That's okay. I'll make sure to point out what's new or different. With relatively few exceptions, so long as your school is running some version of Blackboard 9.1 you should be able to do almost anything you see in these movies. Your institution's helpdesk can tell you what version of Blackboard they're running.
The other thing you'll notice is that my Blackboard screens may look completely different than the Blackboard screens you see at your institution. You see, each institution has the ability to completely customize Blackboard. They can customize login screen, the colors, and layout. Let me actually log in. Once you get into Blackboard they can customize the tabs, they can customize the logo. We've got the State University logo. You can have different tab names. The tabs could be on the left side of the screen, the middle of the screen, the right side of the screen.
Have a complete different color scheme and the layout of these modules may look completely different on your screen. Just because what you see in these movies doesn't exactly match what you see on your institution's Blackboard site, don't let that throw you. For the most part Blackboard is Blackboard.
- Configuring a browser to work with Blackboard
- Updating account information
- Accessing courses and course content
- Resolving missing courses
- Downloading and printing course files
- Submitting assignments
- Taking tests online
- Viewing grades with My Grades
- Sending and receiving email messages
- Joining and accessing a class group