Blackboard gives you a wide range of options for creating or uploading content or managing activities for your courses. For example, you can use your course as online storage to share course-related documents with your students or you can use it to build Web-based content to be read online, much like a Web site. You can also use Blackboard's course tools to engage your students through online discussion or collaboration and to collect and grade student work.
Most Blackboard courses use a combination of these features; but when you are starting out, it's better to focus on one and expand from there. To determine the best fit for your course, think about the following:
Will you use Blackboard mainly to share content (e.g., weekly readings, images, audio, video, Web-based articles, etc.) or to conduct course activities (e.g., student writing, tests or projects, discussions, etc.)?