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Adding Content

Blackboard makes it easy to add a variety of information to your course site. You may add files, images, and Web links to any area in your site.

The first step in posting course materials is deciding where you would like to post the materials. You can post content to the following areas:

  • Syllabus– Information about your course.
  • Course Materials – General course documents, including Web links, links to Westlaw and Lexis, uploaded PDFs and Microsoft Word documents, and audio and video files.

You should also consider whether you would like to organize your materials into folders. Folders make it easier for students to find documents by limiting the amount of scrolling they need to do and labeling specific content areas.

You can upload just about any file type to Blackboard, but the type of document that you upload affects how your students can view it. If you upload documents that were created and saved in specific software programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.), your students will have to have that particular software installed on their computer to view the documents. Students generally have access to the Microsoft Office suite of programs, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students usually do not have access to Word Perfect, Lotus Notes, MacIntosh programs or specialized software.

Adding a Word Document, PDF or Other File

Link to Web or Electronic Resources

Posting a Syllabus

Post a First Class Assignment

Adding Faculty Information

Posting an Announcement


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