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Log in and Edit your Blackboard Course

  1. Go to https://www.msudenver.edu/facstaff/
  2. Click Blackboard Learn below the “Teaching & Learning” header on this page.
  3. Enter your university login credentials to log in to Blackboard (if prompted to do so).
  4. Identify the appropriate semester and click on the title of the semester (e.g., 2020 Spring). This will open up a list of your courses within the selected semester.
  5. Click the title of the course you would like to edit. The course will open in Blackboard.
  6. Ensure that you are in Edit mode in Blackboard by clicking the “On/Off” button in the top-right corner of the screen. If you are in Edit mode, the button should say “On.”

Hide Items on the Navigation Menu

  1. Ensure that you are logged in to the appropriate Blackboard course.
  2. Identify any items on the navigation menu (on the left-hand side of the screen) that you don’t need or that you want to hide.
    • Note: You will want to keep the Syllabus & Course Info, Send Email, Announcements, My Grades, and Report an Accessibility Issue on the navigation menu for your students.
  3. To hide an item, hover over the title of the item in the navigation menu (e.g., “Assessments”).
  4. Click on the downward-facing arrow to the right of the item title.
  5. Select Hide Link in the drop-down menu that appears.
  6. Repeat Steps 3-5 for any items you wish to hide.
    • Note: To show an item that you have hidden, repeat Steps 3-4 and select Show link from the drop-down menu that appears.

Hide Headers on the Navigation Menu

  1. Hover over the title of the header in the navigation menu. (e.g., “Course Content”)
  2. Click on the downward-facing arrow to the right of the header title.
  3. Select Delete in the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to delete the header. Select Delete this menu item.
  5. You will be prompted again to confirm that you want to delete the header. Select Delete.
  6. Repeat Steps 1-5 to hide any headers you wish to hide.
    • Note: You will still be able to see hidden items on the navigation menu. However, your students will no longer see these hidden items.
    • To see how the navigation menu will appear for students, follow these steps:
      1. Click the Enter Student Preview button in the top-right corner of the screen.
        • What appears on the page in Student Preview is what students will be able to see when they log in to the course.
      2. Click Exit Preview in the top right corner of the screen to return to the Instructor View.

Remove Items from the Syllabus & Course Info Section

You will want to hide any items you are not using in the Syllabus & Course Info section.

Please note: It may be a good idea to leave the Institutional Policies and Academic Support Services and Etiquette Expectations items on this page for students to review.

  1. Click Syllabus & Course Info in the navigation menu.
  2. Hover your mouse over the title of an item (e.g, “Your Instructor”).
  3. Select the downward-facing arrow to the right of the title of the item.
  4. Click Delete in the drop down menu that appears.
  5. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to delete this item. Confirm that you want to delete the item.
  6. Repeat Steps 2-5 to hide any other items on this page.

 


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