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Streamline the Student Experience with Effective Organization

Well-designed learning materials are usually organized by folders that make it easy for students to quickly find everything they need to do at the moment. For this reason, strong courses are organized by folders based on week, unit, project, etc.

Consider the two organizational methods depicted below. Imagine that a student needs to access all of the materials to complete the work for the first week of the semester.

Well-designed learning materials are usually organized by folders that make it easy for students to quickly find everything they need to do at the moment. For this reason, strong courses are organized by folders based on week, unit, project, etc.

Consider the two organizational methods depicted below. Imagine that a student needs to access all of the materials to complete the work for the first week of the semester.

ORGANIZED

Example of good folder and file organization

This method requires only 1 click from the student

DISORGANIZED

Bad example of folder and file organizationThis method requires at least 7 clicks from the student.

How to Create Folders and Items in Blackboard

The videos below demonstrate how to create folders and add content items in Blackboard. They should be helpful as you design your learning materials.