What is blackboard?
Blackboard is a learning management system. You can use blackboard to share files, grades and information to students. Blackboard has a graphical user interface with a uniform look and feel, each course has a shell and in that shell exists instructional tools, features like Announcements, email, and a grade center are already thier and waiting for you to use. To summarize, Blackboard is centrally administered service offered by the university of Toronto. as an instructor, you can manage a course or a group of courses, and the files associated to each course.
The Course Shell
The course shell is what the students will visually see. Within the course shell you can lay out the content as you like. For example you can create a lecture schedule menu link and list all your lectures and corresponding lecture downloads. The videos and tutorials presented in this website will help you build your course.