Best Practices for Courses Using Bb Learn

Best Practices for Courses Using Bb Learn

This section offers some simple things you can do to help ensure students can access your content in your courses, and to allow you to use Blackboard Tools (links to the left). It also offers some ideas on extending Blackboard's value as a learning environment.

Just as in the classroom, there are many paths to exchanging ideas that teachers and learners can explore in the online environment. The links below offer some tips from faculty at other institutions on getting the most out of Bb Learn.

We would like to build on this content in ways that are specific and meaningful to UAB faculty, and for that we need your help. If you have a practice or tip to share with your colleagues, please pass it along to us and together we can develop an artifact of assistance. Ultimately our goal is to create a library of content that helps all system users at UAB, from novice to expert.


A Beginning-of-Semester Checklist (PDF)

An End-of-Semester Checklist (Video)

Balancing Asynchronous and synchronous Learning (PDF)

Delivering Documents to Students (DOC)

Assessing Learners (Video)

Using Blackboard for Problem-Based Learning (PDF)

Using Grading Forms (PDF)

Help Students Prepare Using a Sample Quiz (PDF)

Grading Assignments Offline (Video)

Audio and video standards for online content (PDF)

Reviewing a Course Moved from Vista (PDF)

Getting Started with the Course Environment (PDF)

Exploring Tabs (PDF)

Modify Your Course Menu (PDF)

Customize Your Course Environment (PDF)

Last modified on August 15, 2013