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What is the Content Collection?


Blackboard's Content Collection is a file repository that contains all of the files used in Blackboard courses and also allows faculty and students to store, manage, and share
 content. The Content Collection functions as a virtual hard drive that can be accessed from any computer by logging into a user's Blackboard account. Any file in the Content Collection can be reused and linked to any Blackboard course. If a file needs to be updated, faculty can update it once, eliminating the need to go into each course to upload a new version of the file.
 

Navigating the Content Collection

The Content Collection is accessed from the Control Panel in any course. There are five sections:  

  • Course Content— this is labeled with the SU userID and stores all of the files for the course you are currently in
  • Personal Content—allows storage of personal or non course-related files.
  • All Courses Content— used to store files for all courses  course. Opening this area will display a folder for each course and allow you to see its content.
  • Institution Content— used to store files for educational and administrative units. This area can have files that the department or college has set up for several faculty to have access to.
  • Library Content—the university library may post eReserves, other electronic resources, or other library-related content. Content can be
made available either through the Library Content folder or through
eReserves. Only library personnel may post materials on eReserves, but 
faculty can add eReserves content to their Blackboard courses and students will have Read permissions to the files.
  • Bookmarks—links to a file or folder in the Content Collection. Bookmarks are convenient for opening folders that are accessed frequently or for remembering the location of an important, but seldom used or hard-to-find folder. 

Note: In addition to accessing the Content Collection via the navigation tab, the Content Collection can also be accessed through the Control Panel in individual courses.

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