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Customizing your Blackboard Course List

Reordering Courses

The My Courses module located on your Blackboard homepage contains links to each course in which you are enrolled. To organize the order in which your courses appear, use the following instructions:

  1. Log into Blackboard and hover your cursor over the My Courses title bar.
  2. gear icon should appear in the upper right corner of your My Courses box. Click there.
  3. The Personalize: My Courses screen will appear.
  4. Use the drag and drop arrows in the left side of the screen to position each of your courses.
  5. Click submit to save your selections. Your Blackboard homepage should reload reflecting your changes.

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Hiding Courses

As a Blackboard user, you also have the option to hide courses from your My Courses module display. Hiding a course does not delete the course, change your access or enrollment, or alter course content in any way. If you need to enter the course later, you can “show” a hidden course at any time.

  • Log into Blackboard and hover your over cursor the My Courses title bar.
  • gear icon should appear in the upper right corner or your My Courses box. Click there.
  • Check or uncheck boxes corresponding with the courses that you wish to view or hide. Any course that is checked under the Course Name column will appear in your My Courses list. You may modify this list at any time.
  • To hide a course, make sure that all check marks are cleared for the corresponding row.
  • Click submit to save your selections. Your Blackboard homepage should reload reflecting your changes.

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Student Guide: Reviewing Test & Quiz Submissions in Blackboard

1. Enter your Blackboard course and select the My Grades tab on the left side of the screen.

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Social Media in the Clasroom

Fascinating article from PBS on using social media in high school classrooms. No reason it couldn’t be applied to the college classroom however.

Check it out here.

Special Note for English Faculty

Special Note for English Faculty

Found this on Twitter – Thinking of all our belabored English faculty on this thankfully mild holiday break!

Why Should We Re-engineer Teaching?

There are many reasons we should rethink how we teach. Click on the link below to view a Prezi that highlights just a few of these reasons. When you are ready for the conversation, please stop by the IDC for resources to assist you! (You don’t have to re-create the wheel when you re-engineer it!) (If WordPress is giving a hassle viewing the embedded Prezi, you can click http://prezi.com/frrf7vnfb_sj/why-we-should-re-engineer-teaching/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy# to view it.)