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Getting Started in BeachBoard - Instructors

This quick-start guide is intended to help all instructors get acquainted with the fundamentals of BeachBoard. This page presents some best practices with setting up your course that will help reduce any technical issues you may encounter throughout the semester.  

If you already have your Beach ID activated and have been informed by your department that your course(s) are in BeachBoard, you are ready to access your classes. 

Logging onto BeachBoard using Single Sign On 

BeachBoard Homepage

Searching for Courses and How to Pin to Course View 

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Course Homepage

Navigating BeachBoard

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Setting up your Profile

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Content

How to Add a Module   

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How to Upload Documents to Content  

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Communicating with Students

Email  

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NOTE: The instant message tool is not available through BeachBoard.  Also, it is not recommended that faculty use the email function in BeachBoard. The tool has not proven to be the best source for tracking communications between faculty and students.  Instead, we recommend using campus related email.  For more general class announcements, we recommend using the News or Announcements tool.     

Announcements –  AKA News   

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Assessments

Discussion Boards  

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Dropbox  

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Quizzes   

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Gradebook

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