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See this table for a full list of updated icons in Blackboard:


Icon Name

Graphic

Description

File

Indicates to students that the linked item is a file that they can download or view


(Image: a white piece of paper with a folded corner and horizontal straight lines across the center)

Assignment

Indicates to students that the linked item is an assignment


(Image: a white piece of paper with a folded corner and horizontal straight lines of different lengths across the center)

Survey

Indicates to students that the linked item is a survey


(Image: a white clip board with three square checkboxes)

Receipt Info

Clicking on this icon allows users to view submission receipt information, such as date/time submitted


(Image: blue circle with three horizontal lines across the center)

CD ROM

Indicates that students must insert a disk for this activity


(Image: white CD Disk)

Announcement

Indicates to students that the linked item is an announcement


(Image: a white megaphone with a light brown handle)

Group Pages

Indicates to users that the linked item is a web link to a student group page


(Image: three white stick figures connected in a chevron shape by straight lines)

Tool

Indicates to users that the linked item is a Blackboard Tool: used for tools without a unique publisher logo


(Image: a white square with rounded corners and the text “Bb” in the center)

Folder

Indicates to users that the linked item is a folder within Blackboard


(Image: a white file folder)

Personal Info

Indicates to users that the linked item contains or asks for personal info from them or someone else


(Image: a white, front-facing security camera [box with a circle in the center)

Homepage

Indicates to users that the linked item is the course homepage


(Image: a yellow pencil with a pink eraser)

Glossary

Indicates to users that the linked item is a glossary of terms used in the course


(Image: a white square with rounded corners and a grey header representing a dictionary entry)

Messages

Used to direct users to their inbox of course messages


(Image: a white closed envelope)

Test

Indicates to students that the linked item is a test


(Image: a white sheet of paper with a folded corner and multiple-choice question boxes partially filled out)

Blackboard Help

Links to the Blackboard help pages


(Image: a white sheet of paper with a folder corner and a question mark in the center)

Send Email

Denotes the link to click to access Blackboard’s internal email tool


(Image: a white closed envelope overlaid by a small, white, right-facing arrow)

Course Link

Indicates to the students that the link takes them to another location within the course


(Image: a white closed composition notebook)

Discussion

Denotes the link to the course discussion board


(Image: two chat bubbles, one white and one blue. The blue chat bubble has an ellipsis in the center)

Lesson

Indicates to students that the linked item is a Blackboard course lesson


(Image: A white closed book with multicolored page marker tabs)

Classroom

Indicates to students that the linked item is a course classroom area


(Image: a stick figure standing in front of a projector screen with a presentation)

Tasks

Indicates to students that the linked item links to student tasks


(Image: a rectangle with rounded edges and two square checkboxes, one of which is checked)

Link

Indicates to students that the linked item will redirect to a web or LTI integration link


(Image: a white sheet of paper with a folded corner and a chain link [hyperlink] symbol in the center)

Roster

Indicates to users that the linked tool is the class roster


(Image: three standing stick figures. One of the figures is standing in front of the other two)

Grades

Indicates to users that the link accesses student grades


(Image: a white sheet of paper with a folded corner and horizontal straight lines overlaid by a yellow pencil with a pink eraser)

Calendar

Indicates to users that the link accesses the Blackboard calendar tool


(Image: a white folding calendar)

Receipt Failure

Indicates to users that the submission receipt failed and was not delivered to students and instructors


(Image: a red circle with a white X in the center)

Document

Indicates to users that the linked item is a course document


(Image: a white sheet of paper with a folded corner and a box on one side represent an image on the paper)

Lesson Plan

Indicates to users that the linked item is a lesson plan


(Image: a white spiral-bound notebook with a folded corner and a title bar)

Receipt Success

Indicates to users that the submission receipt was successfully sent to students and instructors


(Image: a green circle with a white checkmark in the center)

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