Blackboard

College of DuPage

Blackboard Release 9 - What's NEW?

Control Panel

Where do I find it? 

 

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What's new about it? 

In all versions of Blackboard, the Control Panel is the central point for course management functions and is never available to students.

What is new in Blackboard 9 is how the Control Panel is accessed. Tools and features that instructors used to access by going to a separate Control Panel page are now available in the Control Panel contextual menus. An instructor can access the control panel on any screen -- this means a less "clicky" interface.

The Control Panel has also been reorganized to more clearly group tasks related to building, designing or customizing a course, from tasks related to teaching or administering a course.

How do I use it?

View of the Contol PanelYou will use the Control Panel tools/options the same way as you did before. To access the various tools, look for the Control Panel below the Course navigation menu on the left of your screen.

Clicking a double arrow ("chevron") to the right of an item will give access to the features in the main frame of the course.

Clicking the chevron to the left of an item will open a sub-menu directly below.

 

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