Creating Lesson Plans in Blackboard Learn
In this scenario, you will
- Log in to Blackboard Learn
- Navigate to the correct course
- Configure Blackboard Learn for editing
- Create a Lesson Plan
- Configure Lesson Plan Settings
- Add Curriculum Resources
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.
To log in to Blackboard Learn (if you are not already logged in), follow these steps:
- Go to bblearn.nau.edu.
- Click the Log in to Bb Learn button.
- 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.)
- Click the Login button.
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.
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.
- In the left navigation menu, click the Content link.
- From the Build Content menu, select Lesson Plan.
- On the Name field, type Lesson 1. That will be the title of your lesson plan.
- 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.
- In the Instructor field, type the name of the instructor.
- Click the checkbox next to Share with students, if you want to share the instructor's name.
- In the Objectives field, type the learning objectives. You can use the visual editor to format your message.
- Click the checkbox next to Share with students, if you want to share the learning objectives.
- In the
Subject Area field, type the subject of the lesson. Again, you have to option to share this field with your students.
- Scroll to 2. Options , and then specify if you want to permit students to view the lesson plan.
- Specify if you to track how many times students view the lesson plan.
- 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:
- Click the calendar icon.
- From the popup calendar, navigate to the date you want and click to select it.
The selected date will be added to the Display After date field.
- Click the clock icon.
- From the time-of-day popup menu, scroll to find the time you want, and click to select it.
The selected time will be added to the Due Date field.
- Repeat Steps A through D, to specify the date and time when you want the lesson plan to stop displaying.
- After you have chosen the settings you want, scroll to 3. Save and Continue, click the Save and Continue button.
- Once you save the lesson, the link to the lesson will be listed on the Content page.
- The next step to creating a lesson is to add curriculum resources such as class notes, multimedia, and assessments.
- Make sure the Edit Mode is button is set to ON. You click the button to toggle between ON and OFF.
- Click the action link, and select Edit.
- 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.
Once you add your lesson curriculum resources, the content links appear below the Curriculum Resources tab.
- When edit mode is off, a student accesses the lesson from the Content page.
- Students view all the items from the lesson Content Information and Curriculum Resources.