Hope you all had a great weekend. I have a few questions about BB 9.1 and will gladly buy you a beer if you live in Chicago for correct answers.
1. If I have two different institutional role types, can I have customized information in the Help button for each role type? (The Help button at the top center next to the Logout button)
2. Let's say I have a course called MASTER: ENGLISH101 and I'm launching a new Fall term with three sections of the course. Can I use a function within BB that will automatically create three copies of the MASTER_ENGLISH101 course called FALL_1: ENGLISH101_SECTION1, FALL_1: ENGLISH101_SECTION2, FALL_1:ENGLISH101_SECTION3?
You are all excellent and I appreciate your help,
1) You can easily make customized tabs for each institutional role, but if you want to create individualized "Help" buttons for different institutional roles, you have to create a new brand for each one. That's not such a big deal, since you can specify which roles should see the brand when you create it, but I don't think there's a simple way to just copy the existing default brand.
2) If you are using snapshot integration to create new courses based on information from your SIS system, you can specify a template course to copy material from when creating the course(s). Even if you're not pulling data from your SIS system to create courses, you can use snapshots to create users/courses/enrollments/instructor assignments with a lot more control than you'd have with simple batch files. Have a look at the Advanced Integration and Data Management manual on Behind the Blackboard, or do a search here in Dr. C's for "snapshot"--I've talked about them in several threads.
Unfortunately, I don't live in Chicago (though it's one of my favorite cities to visit!) so I can't take you up on that beer...
Thanks so much for your help! So you could automate the copying of content into a course shell when you create the shell using snapshot integration?
The next time you head to Chicago, hit me up at heyscot @ gmail dot com and you shall have your beer, friend.
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