This Blackboard training class hosted by Linda Larson was a 1-week online course which consisted of three lessons introducing the Course Files area, basic accessibility concepts, and content tools including the Build Content area, creating a Content Folder, Item, File, URL, Image, Audio, and YouTube Mashup. After successful completing this training, I feel I have a much stronger understanding of the Course Files area and how to organize and add various types of content to a course.
Most effective in this session was the explanations given regarding the course copy materials. A problem in the past was a full copy of the files area being added INTO the new course file area. This exponential increase in file sizes can cause blackboard class sizes to baloon into 5-10GB courses sizes. Linda Larson of Wake Tech Community College walked us through identifying these files and through the removal process.