Blackboard Website Instructions
Apps Best Practice Guide
When working with pages, you can change the Page Layout. There are ten layout options from which you may choose. Some layouts are better suited for certain apps or combinations of apps than others. This document includes a chart illustrating our layout and app recommendations.
Content Help Card
The Content App is used to add text, images and links to your page. It also pulls styles from your template and provides you with a simple, clean editing experience.
Position the cursor in the Content Area and enter text. You can then format the text using one of many formatting options available.
Generic Site: Most Commonly Used Apps
This handout provides instructions for using the most commonly used apps to create a website.
If you have rights to edit the homepage of the district or campus website, this handout gives instructions on using the apps on the homepage.
If you have rights to edit the calendar on campus website, this handout gives instructions on using the calendar app on the homepage.
Setting Up a Newsletter Webpage
There are two apps that can be used to post a list of newsletters on your site: Link Library app or File Library app. Depending on how you create your newsletter will determine which app to use.
The Teacher/Bio pages use the About Teacher app. This handout gives instructions for accessing and editing your page on your campus website.
Web Accessibility Essentials
Web Accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web. By federal law, all school websites must be ADA compliant. This handout provides information on the main items that need to be addressed when creating a website.
Web Accessibility-Creating ADA-Compliant PDF files using Word
When creating web content, there are basic steps that should be followed in order to ensure your content is accessible. Assistive technology software is often used by people with disabilities (e.g., blindness) to read the web content including PDF files. The core steps needed for accessibility are the same regardless of whether your document is in HTML, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or another document format.