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Blackboard Course Tools

Course tools are resources that instructors have at their disposal in Blackboard. The ones that have historically been used the most are turned on by default, with the lesser used tools turned off to reduce clutter. The two tools that instructors often use, but have not yet been institutionally turned on by default are Safe Assign, and Add Test Student. This page contains instructions on how to turn on and off these tools.

How do I turn a course tool on?

  1. Log in to Blackboard, and access the course in which you want to turn a tool on. (You must do this once for every course)
  2. Open the Customization drop-down menu in your Control Panel.
  3. Select Tool Availability.
  4. Find the tool that you would like to add.
  5. Check the box for Available, or Available in Content Area, as applies.
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  • 18-Jan-2016