Standard Blackboard Course Shell
Western utilizes a Standard Blackboard Shell design to provide students with consistent navigation within all Blackboard courses. Faculty do have the option to add up to two (2) custom navigation links to use as necessary if they desire.
PLEASE NOTE: Blackboard shell buttons in the left-side navigation column from the Assignments on should be in alphabetical order.
|Blackboard Navigation Buttons||Button Information|
|Announcements||This is where the instructor can post announcements for students related to assignments and their due dates and other timely information about the course.|
|Start Here||The Start Here folder is designed to provide a number of resources for students as they begin to use the course’s Blackboard site.|
|Learning Commons||This links to a LibGuide with resources offered by the Learning Commons (no faculty editing needed)|
|Student Academic Help||This links to a LibGuide of academic resources available to Western students (no faculty editing needed)|
|Western Support Services||This links to a LibGuide of support services available to Western students (no faculty editing needed)|
|Assignments||Faculty will add content folders under Assignments|
|Contact Instructor||Contact Information for the instructor(s) of the course|
|Custom Button 1 (Optional)||Faculty can add up to two custom buttons of their choosing and then move them in the list to maintain alphabetical order.|
|Custom Button 2 (Optional)|
|My Grades||Students can view their grades entered into the Grade Center using this link.|
|Syllabus and Schedule||A link to your course schedule in WIDS and course calendar should be in this content area|
|Tools||Inside the Tools area, faculty will hide links for tools they are not utilizing.|