Blackboard Basics - What do the action bar menu items mean
What do the action bar menu items mean?
Item: Creates a display item for text, HTML, and to attach documents.
File: Use instead of Item if you just want to make a single file (e.g. a PDF reading assignment) available.
Course Link: This option creates a shortcut to any other modules or Content Areas of the Blackboard course site; not to be confused with the Tools Area option.
Content Folder: Creates a folder in the Content Area to manage postings. Blank Page: Creates a separate page within the Content Area that may be used for text, HTML, or uploading a file (similar to the Item option).
Test: Deploy a test (already created from the Control Panel) for students to take.
Survey: Deploy a survey (already created from the Control Panel) for students to take.
Assignment: Create an Assignment Drop-Box for students to upload documents to be graded (not for SafeAssignments)
Self and Peer Assessment: Create an individual, group, or course assessment/review for students to take.
Create Interactive Tool
Discussion Board: Create a discussion board with multiple forums and threads.
Groups: Create divisions of students within the course to macromanage projects, communication, or interactive tools.
Sign-Up List: Build a group listing of students or allow them to sign up for events/projects which availability is limited, similar to Groups but without the interactive tools.
SafeAssignment: Create an Assignment Drop-Box that includes Safe-check system for plagiarism cross-referencing.
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