Creating a syllabus is an important part of teaching. The syllabus serves as a sort of contract between students and the instructor. It should clearly outline course requirements, expectations, and goals as well as include pertinent information regarding assignments, class and institutional policies, and grading. Crafting a useful and clear syllabus is an important skill. Luckily there are several well-accepted components of a syllabus that are common throughout most disciplines and universities.
Students and faculty can participate in classes delivered online or access online materials and activities to complement face-to-face classroom experiences using Blackboard, the University of Arkansas learning management system.
Learn how to send an announcement to your students through Blackboard to relay information quickly and efficiently.
You can create or modify a course syllabus within Blackboard Learn. If you have already created a syllabus in another application, you can upload it to Blackboard Learn.
The term “Blackboard Organization” is used to describe an empty Blackboard shell that can be used by University of Arkansas organizations (i.e., Greek chapters, clubs), colleges, departments, faculty, staff, and/or students for activities that are in support of the educational, research, or administrative mission of the University.
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Send Mail and Course Messages are two similar tools in Blackboard Learn that aid the instructor with communicating with students. There are important differences between the two, and the instructor should choose the one that best suits the needs of the course. Since Course Menu links can be renamed each tool can be named to fit your needs.
You can easily add images from the photo website Flickr into your Blackboard course using the Mashups options. This is available from the Build Content menu (instructors only) and from the Mashups button in any text editor (instructors and students).
One of the ways for an instructor to make content available to students in a Blackboard course is to link to a file. Instructors can upload a file and make it available for students to download from a link.
To make it easier for students to find information in your course, instructors can make multiple links to the same content elsewhere in the course as long as it is already available to students. In Blackboard Learn, this is called Course Link.