Bb Learn - Create Lesson Plan

Creating Lesson Plans in Blackboard Learn

In this scenario, you will

Although Blackboard Learn offers a number of options to choose from when you structure course content, the steps listed in this scenario address how to organize your content by creating a lesson plan. You are encouraged to explore the other options on your own.

Log in to Blackboard Learn

To log in to Blackboard Learn (if you are not already logged in), follow these steps:

  1. Go to bblearn.nau.edu.
    Screenshot: Blackboard Learn login page
  2. Click the Log in to Bb Learn button.
    Login button
  3. On the Central Authentication Service (CAS) page, in the UserID field type your NAU login ID, and in the Password field, type your password.

    (NOTE: If you have already authenticated through CAS from some other campus website, you might not have to complete this step or the next. Instead, you automatically will be routed to the Blackboard Learn My Institution tab.)
    Screenshot: Type your UserID and Password. Then click the Login button.
  4. Click the Login button.

Navigate to the Correct Course

After you have logged in, make sure you are on the My Institution tab, and then from the My Courses block, select a listed course.
Screenshot: Click the Use Case Scenarios link.

Configure Blackboard Learn for Editing

Near the upper right corner of the window, make sure the Edit Mode is button is set to ON. You click the button to toggle between ON and OFF.
Screenshot: Set the Edit Mode to ON.

Create a Lesson Plan

  1. In the left navigation menu, click the Content link.
    Screenshot: Click the Content link.
  2. From the Build Content menu, select Lesson Plan.Screenshot: Select lesson plan.
  3. On the Name field, type Lesson 1. That will be the title of your lesson plan.
  4. Screen shot: Lesson 1 is the name added to the Name field.
  5. In the Description field, type an overview of the lesson for your students or just add a banner image. You can use the visual editor to format your message.
    Screen shot: Lesson Description
  6. In the Instructor field, type the name of the instructor.
    Screen shot:  Type instructor name in the Instructor field.
  7. Click the checkbox next to Share with students, if you want to share the instructor's name.
    Screen shot: Click checkbox to share with students.
  8. In the Objectives field, type the learning objectives. You can use the visual editor to format your message. Screen shot:  Type learning objectives in Objectives field.
  9. Click the checkbox next to Share with students, if you want to share the learning objectives.
    Screen shot: Screen shot: Click checkbox to share the lesson objectives with students.
  10. In the Subject Area field, type the subject of the lesson. Again, you have to option to share this field with your students.
    Screen shot: Type subject in Subject Name textbox.

Configure the Lesson Plan Settings

  1. Scroll to 2. Options , and then specify if you want to permit students to view the lesson plan.
    Screen shot: Select Yes to permit students to view lesson plan.
  2. Specify if you to track how many times students view the lesson plan.
    Screen Shot: Determine if you want to track the number of times student view the lesson plan.
  3. Specify the date and time when you want the lesson plan displayed to the students. To set the day, month, year, and time of day, you can either type the date in MM/DD/YYYY format in the left field and type the time in 00:00 AM format in the right field, or you can use the calendar and time icons as follows:
    1. Click the calendar icon.
      Screenshot: Calendar icon
    2. From the popup calendar, navigate to the date you want and click to select it.
      Screenshot: Popup calendar
      The selected date will be added to the Display After date field.
      Screen shot: Display After date field.
    3. Click the clock icon.
      Screenshot: Clock icon
    4. From the time-of-day popup menu, scroll to find the time you want, and click to select it.
      Screenshot: Time of day the assignment is due
      The selected time will be added to the Due Date field.
      Screen shot:  Display After time field.
    5. Repeat Steps A through D, to specify the date and time when you want the lesson plan to stop displaying.
    6. Screen shot: Display Until date and time fields.
  4. After you have chosen the settings you want, scroll to 3. Save and Continue, click the Save and Continue button.
  5. Screen shot: Save and Continue button.

  6. Once you save the lesson, the link to the lesson will be listed on the Content page.

  7. Screen shot: Course content lists Lesson 1.

Add Curriculum Resources

  1. The next step to creating a lesson is to add curriculum resources such as class notes, multimedia, and assessments.

  2. Make sure the Edit Mode is button is set to ON. You click the button to toggle between ON and OFF.
    Screenshot: Set the Edit Mode to ON.
  3. Click the action link, and select Edit.
    Screen shot: Edit lesson
  4. To add curriculum resources, select the Curriculum Resources tab, and add content from the Build Content, Create Assessment, Add Interactive Tool, or Assign Textbox buttons.
    Screen shot:  Add Curriculum Resources from the different content buttons.
  5. Once you add your lesson curriculum resources, the content links appear below the Curriculum Resources tab.
    Screen shot: Added curriculum resources
  6. When edit mode is off, a student accesses the lesson from the Content page.
    Screen shot: Lesson listed on Course page.
  7. Students view all the items from the lesson Content Information and Curriculum Resources.
    Screen shot: Full lesson