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Modules

Modules appear on the My Institution tab or customized module tabs. They contain tools such as a calculator, or display dynamic information such as grades, alerts, and announcements. Users can click the links in modules to navigate to areas in their courses.

For example, a Multiple Choice Poll module can engage students. The module presents a question with answer choices. After users select an answer, they see the poll results.

The tables below lists the modules available, if the module requires an additional license, who the module is intended for, and where users can find the module. You can find descriptions for each module on the Modules page from the Administrator panel. 

Top 10 Modules

These are the top 10 modules you should consider using at your institution.

Top 10 Modules
Name Audience Location Additional License Required
Alerts All Users My Institution Tab, Course Homepage, Organization Homepage Community License for My Institution Tab placement, Other placments: No
My Courses All Users My Institution Tab No
My Announcements All Users My Institution Tab, Course Homepage, Organization Homepage No
Needs Attention All Users My Institution Tab, Course Homepage, Organization Homepage Community License for My Institution Tab placement, Other placments: No
To Do All Users My Institution Tab, Course Homepage, Organization Homepage Community License for My Institution Tab placement, Other placments: No
Tools My Institution All Users My Institution Tab, Course Homepage, Organization Homepage No
What's New All Users My Institution Tab, Course Homepage, Organization Homepage Community License for My Institution Tab placement, Other placments: No
Library All Users My Institution Tab No
IT Help Desk All Users My Institution Tab No
On Demand Help and Learning Catalog All Users My Institution Tab No

My Blackboard Modules

These modules allow users to monitor their learning experience.

My Blackboard Modules
Name Audience Location Additional License Required
Alerts All users My Institution Tab, Course Homepage, Organization Homepage Community License for My Institution Tab placement, Other placments: No
Bookmarks All users My Institution Tab Community License
Content Collection: Bookmarks All users Content Collection Content Management
Content Collection: Interfolio Module All users Content Collection Content Management
Content Collection: My Content All users Content Collection Content Management
Content Collection: Portfolios All users Tools in the Global Navigation Content Management
Course List All users My Institution Tab No
Courses: Quick View All users My Institution Tab No
My Accounts All users My Institution Tab No
My Announcements All users My Institution Tab, Course Homepage, Organization Homepage No
My Courses All users My Institution Tab No
My Organizations All users My Institution Tab Community Engagement
My Outcomes Evaluations Assessment Manager, Survey Author, Goals Manager My Institution Tab Outcomes Assessment
My Tasks All users My Institution Tab, Course Homepage, Organization Homepage No
Needs Attention All users My Institution Tab, Course Homepage, Organization Homepage No
Report Card All users My Institution Tab No
To Do All users My Institution Tab, Course Homepage, Organization Homepage Community License for My Institution Tab placement, Other placments: No
Tools My Accounts All users My Institution Tab No
Tools My Institution All users My Institution Tab No
What's New All users My Institution Tab, Course Homepage, Organization Homepage Community License for My Institution Tab placement, Other placments: No

Campus Information

Edit these modules to share your institution's specific information.

Caption
Name Audience Location Additional License Required
Accessibility All Users My Institution Tab, Course Module Page, Organization Module Page No
Alumni Affairs All Users My Institution Tab No
Arts and Culture All Users My Institution Tab No
Athletics All Users My Institution Tab No
Campus Bookstore All Users My Institution Tab No
College Information All Users My Institution Tab No
Course Catalog All Users My Institution Tab No
Course Search All Users My Institution Tab No
Cultural Events All Users My Institution Tab No
FAQ's All Users My Institution Tab No
Featured Courses All Users My Institution Tab No
Honor Council All Users My Institution Tab No
Human Resources All Users My Institution Tab No
Information Technology Services All Users My Institution Tab No
Institution Discussion Boards All Users My Institution Tab No
Library All Users My Institution Tab No
Library Services All Users My Institution Tab No
Mobile Learning Update All Users My Institution Tab No
Organization Catalog All Users My Institution Tab No
Organization Search All Users My Institution Tab No
Parking All Users My Institution Tab No
Policies and Procedures All Users My Institution Tab No
Privacy Policy All Users My Institution Tab No
School Newspaper All Users My Institution Tab No
Women's Center All Users My Institution Tab No

Student Life

Edit the module with your institution's specific information. Add delegated administrators to these modules to keep them current.

Student Life
Name Audience Location Additional License Required
Book Swap Meet All Users My Institution Tab No
Debate Society All Users My Institution Tab No
Dining Services All Users My Institution Tab No
Local Housing All Users My Institution Tab No
Residence Life All Users My Institution Tab No
Ride Share All Users My Institution Tab No
Student Association All Users My Institution Tab No
Student Health All Users My Institution Tab No
Student Information All Users My Institution Tab No
Summer School All Users My Institution Tab No

Student Services

Edit the module with your institution's specific information. Add delegated administrators to these modules to keep them current.

Student Services
Name Audience Location Additional License Required
Bursar All Users My Institution Tab No
Career Center All Users My Institution Tab No
Financial Aid All Users My Institution Tab No
Job Listings All Users My Institution Tab No
Registrar All Users My Institution Tab No
Services All Users My Institution Tab No
Study Abroad All Users My Institution Tab No
Volunteer Opportunities All Users My Institution Tab No

Faculty and Staff Resources

Faculty and Staff Resources
Name Audience Location Additional License Required
Contacts Staff My Institution No
Content Collection: Course Content All users enrolled in a course Content Collection Tab Content Management
Content Collection: Institution Content All users with appropriate permission Content Collection Tab Content Management
Content Collection: Organization Content All users with appropriate permission Content Collection Tab Content Management
Faculty Information Instructor My Institution Tab No
Faculty Research Instructor My Institution Tab No
Faculty Senate Instructor My Institution Tab No
Pending Outcomes Artifacts and portfolios Assessment Manager, Survey Author, Goals Manager Outcomes Tab Outcomes Assessment
Professional Development Opportunities All Users My Institution Tab No

Toolbox

Toolbox
Name Audience Location Additional License Required
Calculator All Users My Institution Tab No
Choose a Language Pack All Users Login Page No
Content Collection: Search Content Collection All users with appropriate permissions Content Collection Tab Content Management
Content Collection: Workflows All Users Content Collection Tab Content Management
Course Creation Wizard All Users My Institution Tab No
Dictionary All Users My Institution Tab No
Discussion Board Creation All Users My Institution Tab No
Guest Deposit Guest My Institution Tab No
Hot Links, Community All Users Community Tab Community Engagement
Hot Links, Courses All Users Courses Tab No
Hot Links, My Institution All Users My Institution Tab No
Hot Spots, Courses All Users Courses Tab No
Hot Spots, Community All Users Community Tab Community Engagement
Hot Spots, My Institution All Users My Institution Tab No
Login Here All Users Login Page No
Maps All Users My Institution Tab No
Notes All Users My Institution Tab No
Observer Gateway All Users My Institution Tab No
Organization Creation All Users My Institution Tab No
Search the Web All Users My Institution Tab No
Textpad All Users My Institution Tab No
Thesaurus All Users My Institution Tab No
To Do All Users My Institution Tab No

News and Events

News and Events
Name Audience Location Additional License Required
Horoscopes All Users My Institution Tab No
Movie Showtimes All Users My Institution Tab No
Professor Spotlight All Users My Institution Tab No
Staff Spotlight All Users My Institution Tab No
Student Spotlight All Users My Institution Tab No
Time All Users My Institution Tab No
TV Listings All Users My Institution Tab No
Weather All Users My Institution Tab No

Help and Support

Help and Support
Name Audience Location Additional License Required
IT Help Desk All Users My Institution Tab No
IT Training Opportunities All Users My Institution Tab No
On Demand Help and Learning Catalog All Users My Institution Tab No