If you are interested in practicing some of your newest Blackboard skills but would like to hide your mistakes from your students, you can request a Development Shell or .DEV Shell. A .DEV Shell is a space in Blackboard that is for your eyes only. In this shell, you can practice creating items in Blackboard or design an entire course! The choice is yours. Our website also provides a tour of the basic Blackboard course shell, so that you can become acquainted with its format before you begin constructing a course.
Complete the form below to request a .DEV Shell from your IDT Team. When the .DEV Shell is created, it will appear on your “My Courses” page in Blackboard.