Center for Instructional Development and Technology

Center for Instructional Development & Technology

Organize Your Bb Course List!

When you open BlackBoard, do you have to browse through a long list of courses to find the one you are looking for? Below are instructions for organizing that list! You can hide courses you don’t need on a regular basis, and you can move the most frequently accessed courses to the top!

If your list is really long, you can also use the up/down arrow at the top left – to the left of “Select All/Unselect All.” 

You have a list of courses in “My SE” and “My Courses” Tabs. You can organize each differently to use for different purposes.  

Let us know if you have questions!

CIDT Tip: Adding YOU to Your Online Course

Do you ever walk into a classroom, turn on a PowerPoint, and just click through, expecting students to get all they need by reading the slides as it projects in front of them? I know you. I know you couldn’t do that if you tried! The same with videos. You don’t walk in, turn on a video, and expect students to inherently know why they are watching it and get all they need. As you present a PowerPoint, you do a lot of talking, often very passionate talking! Before a video, you tell them what to look for. Then you discuss the video afterward to ensure they picked out what you wanted them to catch and to make sure they thought about its implications to your subject.

Online students need the same commentary! At the very least, write in notes for your PowerPoint slides, but even better, add your voice! This will let your students really catch the passion you have for the subject! And, when you insert a video, add comments before and after, maybe even discussion opportunities, to provide a more in-class experience.

Make sure your course is YOUR COURSE, not just a collection of materials for your students to work through.

If you need helping knowing how to add comments to items or how to add your voice to your PowerPoints, please let me know!

 

Christala Smith

Center for Instructional Design and Technology
Director, Instructional Designer & Technician
Adjunct English Instructor
clsmith@se.edu
Office: 580-745-3185
Cell: 580-380-3483