Is there a way for a student to search for a particular topic among all of the content folders in a Blackboard course?
Good day Peggy,
Not that I know of, the only option that comes to mind is if the instructor uses announcements you could search on those, see image below:
On the other hand having a course menu layout that is intuitive in which is clear how to find content, test and assignments should help you avoid having the need for the search course option.
Thanks. I just think it would be useful if a student could search for a particular item like a slide show, for instance, if they couldn't remember which week's folder it was in.
Sure, I can see how that could be helpful, my suggestion would be to place the idea here Blackboard Idea Exchange so Blackboard has it into account for future features.
Oh, so maybe there is already a way to do this. If they click the icon to "Display course menu in a new window," and then "Expand all," and then Ctrl+F will open a "Find" box that you can use for searching.
Unfortunately you can not search withing descriptions and attachment, but you can! in titles.
On top of the coursemenu you'll find the button Display Coursemenu in a Windows, see below
After clicking on that you get a Window like the one below, with two buttons in the upper right corner: Collapse All and Expand All
After clicking on Expand all you get you get a windows like the one below. This shows the course structure with the titles of all object in that structure. You can Browse through this 'map' to search and find the thing you are looking for. When found you can click on it and the object will be opened. Warning:when the'map' is maximised and you click on a title-link it will be opened but you can not see that. It seems nothing is hapening but it happens behind the 'map'. So minimise or close the map and you see the object you were looking for.
Because the map is just a webpage/htmlpage you can use the key-combination <Ctrl-F> to fill in your fid-term and all title tht containing that term will be marked yellow
I hope this helps you.
after saving my comment I found you found the answer yourself. Great!
Thanks for responding, Karel.
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