Content Tools in BeachBoard

The Content tool enables instructors to post and organize course content so that information about course expectations, course syllabus, lecture notes, and important dates display to users clearly.

Course materials you post in Content can include documents, images, media files, URL links, and activities (e.g. chat, checklists, discussions, dropbox folders, forms, quizzes, and surveys). You can add release conditions and grade items to topics to ensure users navigate through course materials while fulfilling specific course requirements and learning expectations.

You can also monitor class and user progress as students work through course content by setting automatic (determined by the system) or manual (determined by the student) completion tracking. Track completion on a student-by-student and class basis directly in the Content interface, or by viewing user progress and class progress in the User Progress tool.

The Content tool has four main areas:

  1. Overview: An overview of the course and information about course expectations.
  2. Bookmarks Lists is a list of the topics you bookmark. Click the Add Bookmark icon while viewing a topic to add it to your bookmarks list. The number beside the Bookmarks link indicates how many bookmarks you added within the course.
  3. Upcoming Events Lists is a list of course material due dates, start dates, end dates, and other course events for the next seven days. Dates listed on this page are not exclusive to Content topics; upcoming events include all events within the course from the Calendar tool. The number beside the Upcoming Events link indicates how many upcoming events you have.
  4. Table of Contents is used to browse course materials and assignments. The number beside a module listed in the Table of Contents panel indicates how many topics within the module you need to complete. The number decreases as you work through course materials.

To access: Click the Content link on your course navigation bar.