Start of Semester Ideas for Blackboard

On average, around 80% of instructors at Cornell use Blackboard in their course, either to:

  • provide course materials to students (including, documents, audio, video and more)
  • to facilitate course discussions outside of class using video conferencing or discussion boards,
  • to collect and grade assignments,
  • and quiz and poll student learners.

If you have requested your course shell for Blackboard through the Faculty Center, students will get access to your course August 19. They are automatically added for you to see on August 9.

Start of semester ideas are collected below to assist you, or contact us for a one-on-one consultation!

Requesting your course from the Faculty Center
Copying content from previous sessions and using Date Management to change due dates, communications dates, etc
Sending announcements or other communications to students
Collecting assignments from students 
Facilitating discussions
Building a living syllabus for your course
Holding online office hours using Blackboard Collaborate

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