Access content in a course

At the top of the page, you can open frequently used tools. Select the icons to check the course calendar, drop in on class discussions, access your grades, and send a message. When you're finished, select the Content icon to return to all the content your instructor has made visible.

If you can access content on a future date, your instructor can show the item in the content list with that date. You can't open it, but you're alerted so you know what work is ahead.

When someone contributes to a conversation or a discussion, an activity icon appears next to the item's title on the Course Content page.

Your instructor's name and picture appear. Select the Roster to view everyone enrolled in your course. If your instructor uses the attendance feature, you can access your records from the Details & Actions panel.

You can upload files to web apps that run in the "cloud" and aren't installed on your computer, such as OneDrive®.

More on the roster

More on your attendance grade


Types of content

This table describes the types of content that your instructors can add to courses.

Description of content types
Icon Content Type Description
Assignment Instructors use assignments to assess your knowledge of course content and objectives. Your instructors often assign grades to assignments. Instructors can also create assignments for groups of students.
Test Instructors use tests to assess your knowledge. Instructors can also create tests for groups of students.
Link to discussions Instructors can provide a link to a discussion near related content. For example, you might be asked to read a file and then respond in discussions.
Journal Instructors can use journals to communicate privately with you and can grade your contributions.
Document Instructors can create a page or "handout" and add text, audio, video, files, and images. Based on the settings or what the browser allows, audio, video, and image files can appear inline.
File Select a file title to download it.
SCORM Instructors can add web-based content packages from academic publishers or instructional designers. SCORM packages open in a new window and may count for a grade.
Audio Audio files appear inline or open in new windows or tabs. You have controls to pause, play, and adjust the volume.
Image Images appear inline or open in new windows or tabs.
Video Video files appear in inline or open in new windows or tabs. You have controls to pause, play, and adjust the volume.
Link Select the link to go to a website or resource.
Folder A folder is a content container. Instructors can use folders and sub-folders to group related material, such as a "Week 1 Case Studies" folder inside the "Week 1 Assignments" folder. Folders make materials easier to find and reduces scrolling.
No icon Learning module Modules let you navigate from one content item to the next without distractions or extra clicks. A learning module keeps you focused on the lesson or concept.

What if I don't see some content?

If you can access content on a future date, your instructor can show the item in the content list with that date. You can't open it, but you're alerted so you know what work is ahead.

You may need to complete other coursework and earn a certain grade before you can access an item. Your instructor sets up access rules and can choose to show you the rule. For example, if you need to earn 80 points or more, you'll see a lock icon on the Course Content page next to the content or folder. Select the link below the item to view the access rule.

Your instructor can set up multiple access rules. You need to satisfy all access rules before you can access the content.


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ULTRA: Visualizzare i formati alternativi dei file

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Il tuo istituto controlla quali strumenti sono disponibili.

Ogni studente ha capacità di apprendimento e preferenze uniche. Se un docente offre agli studenti contenuti più accessibili, sta dando a ognuno di essi la possibilità di scegliere il formato più adatto alle proprie esigenze. Se il tuo istituto utilizza Blackboard Ally, i docenti possono usare questo strumento per garantire che i contenuti dei corsi siano accessibili per ogni studente.

Dopo che il docente ha allegato i file a un corso, Ally crea i formati alternativi di quei file basandosi sugli originali. Ad esempio, se il file originale è un PDF, Ally crea formati audio, braille elettronico ed ePub dello stesso contenuto. Questi formati sono disponibili insieme al file originale, in modo che ogni cosa si trovi in un’unica, comoda posizione.

I formati alternativi creati dipendono dal tipo di file originale. Se l’opzione per scaricare i formati alternativi non è disponibile, significa che Ally non è abilitato per quel corso o che il file non è un tipo di contenuto supportato.

Trova un file nel corso. Seleziona l’icona di download Formati alternativi . Scegli la versione più adatta alle tue esigenze. Seleziona Scarica per salvare il formato alternativo sul dispositivo che utilizzi.

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