Become an expert Blackboard Learn administrator using Packt's new Book and eBook

June 2013 | e-Learning

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Blackboard Learn Administration, a hands-on guide that will walk both novice and experienced administrators through the simple and complex aspects of the E-Learning portal. Packed with step-by-step instructions from an admin expert, this book will show readers how to successfully and effectively administrate Blackboard Learn.

About the Author: Terry Patterson has over 10 years of experience administrating Blackboard LMS environments at various institutions. In 2009, he received a Blackboard Catalyst Award for his work in the Blackboard Community. He has given presentations at state, national, and international conferences about emerging and advanced integrations with the Blackboard application. He holds certifications as a Blackboard Trainer and a Blackboard Server Administrator. 

The Blackboard Learning System is a virtual learning environment and course management system developed by Blackboard Inc. It is a Web-based server software which features course management, customizable open architecture, and scalable design that allows integration with student information systems and authentication protocols. 

Blackboard Learn Administration starts with an explanation of how to plan, install, and brand a Blackboard Learn instance. Readers then learn about the creation and management of courses and users. They also review how to improve security and performance within their system. The book educates the reader on the fundamental tools and tasks for basic administration, explaining complex options that expert administrators will want to tackle. 

The book covers these essential topics: 

Chapter 1: Planning a Blackboard Learn Instance
Chapter 2: Installing Blackboard Learn
Chapter 3: Setting Up and Customizing Blackboard Learn
Chapter 4: Creating Courses in Blackboard Learn
Chapter 5: Administrating Courses in Blackboard Learn
Chapter 6: Creating Users in Blackboard Learn
Chapter 7: Managing Roles and Users in Blackboard Learn
Chapter 8: Using Tools and Utilities in Blackboard Learn
Chapter 9: Security, Reporting, and Configuration in Blackboard Learn
Chapter 10: Authentication and Data Integration in Blackboard Learn
Chapter 11: Implementing Building Blocks in Blackboard Learn
Chapter 12: Logs, Troubleshooting, and Disaster Recovery in Blackboard Learn

This book will be a useful resource for in-house IT administrators who are responsible for maintaining a school's IT system and making sure that it is ready for the teachers to use. Readers will need some experience with server management and installation.

Blackboard Learn Administration
Become an expert in administrating Blackboard Learn with tutorials as if a certified administrator were at your side

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