1.4.5 Organizing the menu in sections and inspecting your course space setup (1m53s)

1.4.5 Organizing the menu in sections and inspecting your course space setup

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1.4.5 Organizing the menu in sections and inspecting your course space setup

There is nothing you can see or do in the My Grades area. If you set up the Grade Center correctly, this is the area where students will see their grades and learn where they stand.

The My Grades, Contact Professor and Blackboard Student Support areas are clearly only for students: you can set this trio apart in the menu by using the plus icon to create a divider. [BEEP] You can create a second divider to set apart the Blackboard Faculty Support link that is useful to you only. [BEEP] However, do not include the Tests link in this professor-only section! Move the Tests link up: to do so, first click on the Syllabus link, then use the hidden re-order button on the left of the Tests link. [BEEP]

All done? Any icon on the right of a link that looks like a square-box-with-a-diagonal warns you that you have not checked the “Make Available to Users” checkbox when you created the link and the area. Click on the hidden action button on the right of the link, then on “Show link.”  Students, be ready for the syllabus test! [BEEP]

For final inspection of the setup of your course space, click once again the one-eye button in the right corner under the blue CUNY banner. If all is done right, all links needed to start the semester should now be there. And clicking on them, you and your students should see the Syllabus, any other course materials you made available, a starting version of your course schedule, the Syllabus Quiz, and your contact info. Great job!