Login to Community and then click on the ‘My Sites’ link at the top left, you will find all the course websites you are a member of. Or, please read the syllabus, which should be located inside the Blackboard course shell. Contact your instructor directly by phone or email for instructions.
The Dashboard is the back-end of your website on community. This is where the content for the site, including your posts, is built.
From the Dashboard, you can:
Login to your course site and create a new post. From within the post, put your cursor where you want the image to appear. Click on “Add Media.”
In the new window, Select the “Upload Files” tab and then “Select Files” to select an image from your personal hard drive.
Browse on your hard drive until you find the image. Select the image and click “Open.”
Your image will be added to the Media Library in your course site. With the image selected click on “Insert into Post.”
Once the image is in your post, to make edits, select the image and make a selection from the popup window. The first four icons set the layout, the “pencil” icon will give you edit options, and the “x” icon will remove the image from your post (but not the library).
To add video from YouTube or Vimeo, simply copy the URL and past it into your post where you want it to appear.
NOTE: Your Dashboard may look slightly different, however the procedure is the same.
Your instructor may have enabled a plugin that allows you to upload an image directly into your Profile section. If you don’t see that option, you can, alternately, use Gravatar – globally recognized avatars to personalize your posts.
Get your Gravatar by going to: http://en.gravatar.com/. You will need to sign up for an account. Once you have a Gravitar, your picture will appear next to your posts and comments on both Community and all WordPress blogs!
Need help with Gravatar? Visit their Support Page.
If we haven’t answered your question here, please contact us.
If you are having trouble with a course site, make sure to contact your instructor first to let them know what is happening.