An Internet connection A web browser (Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher) Associated programs (ex: MS Word, AppleWorks) An Edutech (Sendit) e-mail account Blackboard Environment What are the technical requirements?
www.ndtwt.org Connecting to Blackboard Click Phase II
Follow the instructions on the Educator Strand Instructions: Enroll In Online Course handout. Enrolling in a Course
Navigation Area Course Information: General information about the course. Staff Information: General information about course instructor(s). Assignments:Course assignments. Communication:Communication tools used in the course. Discussion Board: Links to discussion boards. Tools:Tools needed to submit information to your instructor.
Change Subject Line Delete this subject and key in your descriptive title.
Key your message here. Click Submit to post your message. Reading/Replying to a Thread
A new icon will appear. Reading/Replying to a Thread
Expand All/Collapse All When replies are posted to a thread you have the ability to view all of the threads by clicking Expand All (+) or you can close (hide) all threads added under the original thread by clicking Collapse All (-).
Searching Within a Forum Click the Search link Key the appropriate search criteria Click the Search button
View Student Roster From the Navigation buttons, click Communication,then Roster
View Student Roster You can search for student names, get alphabetical listing, or list all by choosing tabs.
Student Drop Box Click on Tools, then on Digital Drop Box
Enter a descriptive title Browse to find the file on your computer Add any comments you’d like, and click “Submit” Student Drop Box
Troubleshooting One and only one Blackboard account Saving—hard drives, servers, floppies Original technical requirements Firewall issues Printing backgrounds Proper extensions for using the Student Drop Box