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Instructional Support Services: Blackboard
Building Content in Blackboard
Blackboard provides many options for creating content. After you create a course area, such as a content area, learning module, lesson plan, or folder, you create content in it by pointing to its action bar to reveal menus for selecting content items, tests, and links to tools.
You can make content relevant and interactive by including several different types of learning materials and experiences. For example, you can provide online lectures, multimedia, and surveys.
As you create content, you can set its options, such as availability. This enables you to create content and make it unavailable to users until you are ready for them to view it.
Using the Content Editor
The content editor allows you to add and format text, insert equations and hyperlinks, tables, and attach different types of files to create content. The editor appears throughout the system as the default editor.
Blackboard xpLor is a global learning object repository for rich educational materials including assessments, assignments, discussions, HTML pages, and more. But Blackboard xpLor is much more than just a content repository. It is also an authoring environment, with familiar content creation tools.