Creating Content in a Course Area (Faculty)

To create content in a course area, click on Course Content->Build Content. The preferred types of content are listed below:

  • Item – create an item to present a combination of content. Use the functions in the editor to add and format text, attach files, embed multimedia, and insert equations, links and tables. Add a name and choose standard options such as permitting users to view this content, track number of views and select date and time restrictions.

  • File – create a link to a file in the content list. Use a meaningful title since descriptions can't be added to linka. File options include whether to open in a new window and adding alignment to content. Choose standard options such as permitting users to view this content, track number of views and select date and time restrictions.

  • Image – upload multimedia files from the computer or browse the course’s file repository: course Files or the Content Collection.

  • Video - upload multimedia files from the computer or browse the course’s file repository: course Files or the Content Collection.

  • Web link – link to an outside website or resource.

  • Learning Module – a content container that allows students to navigate through the content from a table of contents. Add all types of content, such as content items, file attachments, links to websites, tests, assignments, and multimedia.

  • Lesson plan – a content container that holds the content items students need to complete a lesson. Can also contain lesson profiles, instructional objectives, required materials and more.

  • Syllabus – attach an existing file or build a course syllabus through a series of steps.

  • Course link – create a shortcut to an item, tool or area in the course for quick access to relevant materials.

  • Content package (SCORM) – add web-based learning content called an SCO or Shareable Content Object. These SCO’s are gathered together into a compressed, zipped file called a content package. The zipped file can be unpackaged and played through a content player. Typically, individual components or entire packages are provided by schools, private companies or other sources.

  • Content Folder – organize content in folders and sub-folders. Use folders to reduce scrolling and help students find materials easily.

  • Module page – a specialized content page that presents content in boxes, such as on a course Home Page. Students can keep track of tasks, tests, assignments, and new content created in the course. Personal content can’t be added to a module page. The system generates the information in each module.

  • Blank page – include files, images and text together on one page. With the editor, the instructor maintains creative control over how the content appears and the flexibility to change the order and appearance when desired.

  • Flickr photo – browse for and add photographic images from other websites.

  • Slideshare presentation - browse for and add presentations, documents or Adobe PDF portfolios.

  • Youtube video – share online videos.

  • Kaltura Media – clicking this option will go directly to My Media where videos, audio and other media files can be selected and added into the course.

  • NBC content – add content from NBC Learn to the course.

  • LinkedIn Learning (lil.kent.edu) - free unlimited access to an online library of more than 4,000 instructional videos on the latest software tools and skills. 

Additional information on Course Content can be found here:
https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Course_Content

 

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Article ID: 45063
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