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Unclutter your Blackboard Course List

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As a faculty member courses do not disappear from your course list in Blackboard, but you can take charge and reduce the clutter. It all begins with the Manage Course List Module Settings link on the Course List Module.

  • Click on the Manage Course List Module Settings link
Unclutter your Course List

Unclutter your Course List

  • On the Personalize: Course List page the first thing you can do is click the Group by Term option. This option will all automatically group all your course that have a term assigned by term.
  • If you move your mouse cursor along the left side of your term list, a double headed arrow will appear. You can click and drag the arrow up and down to arrange to order of the terms.
Unclutter your Course List

Arrange by Terms

  • Under the second section 2. Edit Course List, you can manage the placement of the existing course as well as the appearance of the course.
  • To remove the course list from your list of course simply remove all the checkmarks in the boxes to the right of the course name. (The course name will not disappear from the list, only not be visible on the homepage. At any time you can repeat these steps and add the checkmarks back so the course will reappear on your homepage.)
  • To change the placement of the course on the list move your mouse cursor along the left side of course name, a double headed arrow will appear. You can click and drag the arrow up and down to arrange to order of the course.
Remove Unwanted Courses

Remove Unwanted Courses

  • Once you have everything in the correct order, click submit. When you return to the Main Course List page the new order will be visible.
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Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

November 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

Grade Center Tip for Instructors

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Often Instructors wish they had more screen space so they could see more columns in the grade center. One simple way to accomplish this by temporarily hiding the course menu.

To hide the course menu move your mouse over the divider between the course menu and the grade center. When the left pointing arrow appears click it. The menu will collapse thus creating more screen space for the Grade Center.

Collapse Course Menu

        Collapse Course Menu

To reveal the course menu, simply move your mouse to the left side of your screen and the right pointing arrow will appear. Click the arrow and the menu will expand revealing the course menu.

Expand Course Menu

    Expand Course Menu

Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

November 17, 2014 at 9:42 am

SafeAssign: Plagiarism Checker

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This weeks blog post is dedicated to Martha Pierson. Thank you for all the assistance the past few weeks and for the following video. Job well done!

Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

November 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

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