Blackboard Content

Content Basics

A Blackboard course is organized like a File Cabinet:

  • The cabinet contains drawers. The drawer names are the titles from the menu
  • Each drawer contains information that is conected to one of the titles from the menu
  • Each drawer can contain folders and/or other content types

for example:

  • Cabinet Structure (Menu)
    Cabinet Structure Menu Screenshot
  • An individual drawer
    Individual Drawer Screenshot
  • Sample Drawer Contents
  • Containing folders
    Containing Folders Screenshot
  • Containing different types of content
    Content Screenshot
Content Types

The Learning System contains content and tools for teaching and learning. Here is a brief description of the main components of a CNU Blackboard course:

  • Content Items—contains information from the instructor. Generally, no action is required
  • Discussion Board—contains messages and replies from other members of the course
  • Folders—contains other items
  • Assignments—contains assignment information, and a link for submitting the assignment
  • External Links—contains a link to other web sites
  • Internal Links—contains a link to other places in the course web site
  • Tests—contains an online test. Note: not all tests are online, follow your instructor's guidelines
Equation Editors

The WebEQ and MathML Equation Editors provide a means of adding scientific and mathematical notation to content items, assignments, tests, quizzes and surveys.

  • WebEQ Equation Editor is a Java-based graphical interface whereby scientific and mathematical symbols are selected via graphical buttons.
  • MathML Equation Editor allows the input of MathML, a markup language designed to represent mathematical/scientific equations, which can be displayed on screen or read by a screen reader.
  • Equations can be created and edited in either editor.
Links to Tutorials