Blackboard is the primary tool the College uses for online learning. Blackboard is our Learning Management System, and all course sections have their own Blackboard course shell. It's critical that you use Blackboard to provide course materials, course information, announcements, grades, assignments, assessments and other information that you want your students to access.
This video provides a quick overview of the Learning Management System used by Columbus State.
This video explains how to log into Blackboard.
This video offers directions about how to insert your Syllabus in the course.
This video explains how to create (and send via email) an Announcement to your students.
This video explains how to create folders and items in your course so that you can insert content (files, powerpoints, etc.)
Introduction to using Blackbaord Assignments in your Blackboard course shell.
View the steps for creating a basic test in your Blackboard course shell.
This video will cover the very basics of using Grade Center.
View the basics of creating Discussion Boards in your course shell.
If you have any questions, please contact the Faculty Assistance Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements is a feature located in all CSCC Blackboard courses that allows instructors the ability to quickly update students with course related information. Instructors have the ability to post, edit, and delete course announcements.
Here are some examples of what instructors use the Announcements tool for:
Blackboard’s Announcements tool also allows instructors the ability to send an email copy of course announcements to students in their course. Having the ability to send course announcements to students via email helps keep students informed that may have not logged into Blackboard on a given day.
Always have a welcome announcement for your course shell. A welcome announcement should contain the following information:
Take advantage of Blackboard’s ability to schedule your announcements to post automatically based on time and date.
Blackboard is not able to send announcement emails that have the date restriction option applied.