The Blackboard Interface
When you log in to Bb Learn you will see the My Institution tab (Fig. 1 below). This page contains a set of Modules that display information of various types. The My Courses (A) module lists all the courses to which you have access.
The My Institution tab also contains the following modules:
B. Tools – view announcements, calendar dates, task reminders from instructors, and grades for courses in which you are enrolled. Also, send email to all members of courses in which you are enrolled.
C. My Announcements – displays announcements for courses in which you are enrolled. It may also contain announcements from your institution’s system administrator.
There are a number of optional modules that you can add to your institution homepage. The screenshot below illustrates:
D. My Calendar lists all instructors’ calendar entries for all courses in which a student is enrolled. Private entries are added using the Calendar link in the Tools Panel.
E. My Tasks list tasks for all courses in which a student is enrolled. Personal tasks are added using the Tasks link in the Tools Panel.
Personalize (F) allows customization of the page’s color theme. Color theme visible to user only.
Modules can be added to or deleted from the My Institution home page.
A module that does not have an “X” in the top right-hand corner cannot be deleted from the home page, all others can. For example, the tools module shown in figure 1 above cannot be removed from the My Institution home page, but My Tasks can.
Modules can be moved around on the My Institution home page. To move a module, mouse over it until the symbol appears (fig. 5), then click, hold, and drag the module its desired location (fig. 6).
The Course Home Page