students enter your
course, the first
thing they see is your home page. It is essential
that your home page is easy to read and is
well-organized. In addition, it should be obvious
where they are to locate the syllabus and all
makes an effective Home Page?
What students want to tell you!
What a PNC student says about her online courses-
When you first set up your course in Blackboard,
you can choose "all tools" or select just those
that you want. Tools can be added or deleted
at any time. Please keep in mind that too
many tools may create a congested course.
You may also consider limiting student access to
assignments, discussions, syllabus, etc. from the
course tools menu.
Syllabus- Ideally, your syllabus
should be made available from the home page.
For ease of navigation, all modules/units/weeks of
instruction should be clearly available from the
You need to make it clear to
students where they are expected to begin, as well
as where they are to find things. This is
also a great place to give them a general overview
of how the course will work as well as a course calendar and other important information.
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