Campaign to increase instructor awareness of basic Course Controls

  • CSU Ohio
  • Blackboard
Instructors, Content, Course Mgmt

Campaign Description

The goal is to make sure instructors are aware of the basic Course Controls that Blackboard provides, namely Student Preview Mode, Course Availability, and Edit Mode. These basic functionalities are important to the instructor experience within the LMS.

Success Criteria

Instructors are aware of what the Course Controls are, where to find them, and how to use them.
Course Controls
This hint message appears for instructors next to the Course Control icons in the top right of their Blackboard environment. It points out what these icons are and what they are used for.
  • Hint Message
  • Instructors
  • Homepage

Copy & Paste Message Content

Student Preview Mode: Allows you to view the course from a student perspective Course Availability: Lock the padlock to make your course unavailable; unlock the padlock to make the course available. Edit Mode: Must be on to access tools to add or edit course content.

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