Blackboard Course Layout
When you log into Blackboard Learn and enter your course, this is the basic layout:
A. My Institution, My Courses, and Services tabs:
Click on either the My Institution or My Courses tabs to leave your course and view a list of all your courses. You can customize which courses show in these course lists. Click on the Services tab for software and online learning support.
B. Course-to-Course Navigation:
Click on the name of your course to go to the home page of your current course. Click the Action Link (drop-down arrow) to display a list of recently-visited courses, then click the name of your course to jump to it.
C. Breadcrumb Trail:
Shows you where you are in the course and how you got there. Click the links here to jump to a previously-visited area of your course.
D. Student Preview:
Click on the student preview icon to view the course as a demo student.
E. Course Theme:
Click the color wheel icon to select a course color theme. Some themes may affect course functionality, so it is recommended that you select the default theme.
F. Edit Mode:
Toggle Edit Mode on to access all instructor tools; toggle it off to view course materials without the editing options visible.
G. Course Menu:
This menu is the main course navigation for you and your students. It is completely customizable.
H. Control Panel:
Complete set of instructor tools; not visible to students.
I. Action Bar:
Use the drop-down menus to add various types of content, assessments, and tool links.
J. Content Frame:
The content you click on will appear in this frame.
Updated June 2019 by Katie Baer, M.Ed., Instructional Designer