Getting started with College & Career Success using Blackboard

Getting started with College & Career Success using Blackboard

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Now that you have adopted the publication for your upcoming course, getting started with College & Career Success is easy. This serves as your one-stop resource to plan your course and ensure a positive experience for you and your students.

Preparing your course

1. Setup our Blackboard integration
Administrators use our administrator manual to make the integration available for courses. 

Once your administrator has made the content available to be added to your course, this video walks through the setup of the content in your course.
2. Browse your desk copyTo browse your desk copy of the publication, open your Blackboard course and click on any of the chapter assignment links. Below the grading screen you'll see a link for Sample Chapters. This allows you to browse through the publication just as students see it.
3. Plan your course using the Instructor's Manual
Our comprehensive Instructor's Manual provides chapter-by-chapter overviews and supplemental activities, as well as a sample calendar and syllabi to make planning your course easy.
4. Test as a studentUse the Blackboard student view (or create a new student user in your course) and obtain a test access key from our CustomerCare team so you can view as a student would. Use this to ensure the publication links are available to students and working as expected prior to course start.

Final steps before your course starts

  1. Review our Service Level Agreement for Post-Secondary Clients for important information
  2. Post getting started instructions for students in your courseStudent Guide to Using Online Textbooks in Blackboard
  3. Share support information for College & Career Success with your students. Most issues can be addressed using Trouble using our products? Start here. You can also include our support contact information found below.

As your course is underway

You've begun using the publication and now you want to learn more? Here's additional resources that will help you learn more about the embedded assessments and our robust administrative tools.
  1. Blackboard LTI Manual- Our full guide to the features of the College & Career Success Blackboard integration
  2. Grading student work-  How to view student work by chapters and assign grades in Blackboard
  3. Course copy- How to successfully copy your course with College & Career Success and configure for a new course

Need Support?

You'll find our support widget in the bottom right any time you are in our products, which provides access to our full Help Center.  We can also be reached at or via text at (860)996-1143.

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