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1.4 Designing and building your course learning space
We’ve done some preparatory work in the Course Management section, your home office, now we’ll need to set up your course learning space, the shared space in which you and your students will interact. To start, let’s see what York College’s default learning space looks like. In the blue CUNY banner, click on "Home," then in the My Courses module click on your course. You’ll land on the course’s home page.
Note: The course space you land on when clicking on your course from the Blackboard home page is the York College’s default design for a course space. It is by no means the only way to design a course space. And while it has all the areas needed, it need not be a finished space; in fact, you’ll be directed to add some areas to your space later on, during the semester. Feel free to take the default course space then as a starting point! We’ll show you a “my way” and in doing so you will learn how to do it “your way.”
1.4.1 The Course Learning Space and the Student’s view
Under the blue CUNY banner, click on the one-eye icon, third from the right. Wait until you see a yellow banner. Voilà, what you see now is the default course learning space: a large area on the right with a small navigation menu on the left. Note, first, that the course management section, your home office, is not there. That’s right, this section of the navigation menu is NOT part of the shared course learning space. It is a private space and yours only! Note, secondly, that the navigation menu displays much less links than the same menu you saw from your instructor view: missing are the links to the Syllabus, Course Materials, and Learning Activities--all the goodest of goodies! Secondly, click on the Contact Professor link: students will find “no items” there unless you post them first. Let’s get to work.