Blackboard Documents

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Faculty:

Understanding and Building Your Course

  • Getting started with your course environment (PDF)
  • Best practices for mobile-friendly courses (PDF)
  • Getting started with course content (PDF)
  • Getting started with creating accessible course content (PDF)
  • How to merge course sections (PDF)
  • How to copy course content from one course to another (PDF)
  • How to customize the courses listed in Blackboard (PDF)
  • How to change order of courses listed in Blackboard (PDF)
  • How to change course name (PDF)
  • How to add a course banner (PDF)
  • How to create course banner using PowerPoint (Win-PDF) (Mac-PDF)
  • How to add items to the course menu (PDF)
  • How to check course for broken links (PDF)
  • How to show/hide course menu (PDF
  • Allow guest access in your course (PDF)
  • Add a test student to your course (PDF)
  • Information on PDF Missing Plug-in Error (PDF)
  • Getting started with Video Everywhere (PDF) (Video)
  • How to use Video Everywhere (PDF)

Working with Course Files

  • Tour the Course Files feature (Video) (PDF)
  • How to upload one or more files to your course (Video)
  • How to attach Course Files to content item (Video)
  • Add web content through Course Files (Video)
  • About files added automatically to Course Files
    (web page)

Communication and Collaboration

  • How to send Email inside Bb (Video)
  • How to create announcements (PDF) (Video)
  • How to use the Calendar (Video)
  • Getting started with Groups (PDF)
  • Blogs, Journals, Wikis, and Discussion Boards Compared (PDF)
  • Creating a Journal (Video)
  • Creating and Editing Journal Entries (Video)
  • Creating a Blog (Video)
  • Creating and Editing Blog Entries (Video)
  • Creating a Wiki (Video)
  • Editing Wiki Pages (Video)

Discussion Board

  • Creating a Discussion Board Forum (Video)
  • Interacting with the Discussion Board (Video)
  • Lock Discussion Threads (web page)
  • Grading Discussion Board Forums (Video)
  • Grading Discussion Board Threads (Video)
  • Searching the Discussion Board and Collecting Posts (Video)
  • Tagging Discussion Board Posts (Video)
  • Managing Discussion Board Roles (Video)
  • Changing Discussion Board Forum Settings (Video)
  • Moderating Discussion Board Forums (Video)

Collaborate (Web Conferencing)

  • Information for first-time users (PDF)
  • System Requirements (web page)
  • Run system check (web page)
  • Blackboard Collaborate Launcher Utility (web page)
  • Collaborate how-to guides (web page)
  • Collaborate On Demand Learning Center (web page)

Assessing Learners

Tests, Surveys, and Pools

Respondus

  • Respondus Instructor Quick Start Guide (PDF)
  • Respondus User Guide (Doc)
  • LockDown Browser/Respondus Monitor Quick Start Guide (PDF)
  • Respondus Monitor Sample Syllabus Text (web page)
  • LockDown Browser system requirements (web page)
  • Respondus Monitor system requirements (web page)
  • Download Respondus LockDown Browser (web page)

Assignments

  • Getting started with Assignments (PDF)
  • Download Assignments (Video)
  • Inline Grading for Assignments (Video)

Turnitin

  • Turnitin Instructor Manual (PDF)
  • How to view Turnitin Originality Report (Video)
  • How to use Turnitin GradeMark (PDF) (Interactive Tutorial)
  • How to use Turnitin QuickMark Manager (Video)
  • How to use Turnitin Marks and Comments (web page)
  • How to add your own Turnitin QuickMark Comments (PDF)
  • How to use Turnitin Rubrics for Grading and Evaluating (PDF)
  • Turnitin GradeMark Additional Functions (PDF)
  • Turintin PeerMark Instructor Manual (PDF)

Grade Center

  • Getting Started with the Grade Center (PDF)
  • GC – Setting Up (PDF)
  • GC – Rubrics (PDF)
  • GC – Categories (PDF)
  • GC – Weighting Grades (PDF)
  • Understanding Weighted Grades (web page)
  • GC – How to Download Grades (PDF)
  • GC – Row Visibility (PDF)

Retention Center

  • Using the Retention Center (video)

Students:

  • Blackboard quick start guide for students (PDF)
  • Blackboard users guide for students (web page)
  • On demand videos for students (web page)
  • Global Navigation Menu (PDF)
  • How to change your notifications settings (web page)

Assignments

  • How to submit assignments, view assignment grade and feedback (video)

Assessments

  • Guide to taking tests in Blackboard (web page)
  • How to view test results/feedback when availability date has past (PDF)

Turnitin

  • Turnitin Student User Manual (PDF)
  • How to view originality report (web page)
  • GradeMark overview (web page)
  • Turnitin PeerMark Student User Manual (web page)
  • Turnitin Reading Peer Reviews (web page)

Collaborate (Web Conferencing)

  • Information for first-time users (PDF)
  • System Requirements (web page)
  • Run system check (web page)
  • Common issues encountered by web conferencing users (PDF)
  • Join a Collaborate session using Collaborate Launcher Utility (web page)
  • Participants Orientation (video)
  • Getting Started for Participants Quick Guide (PDF)
  • Mobile Web Conferencing Orientation (video)
  • Collaborate On Demand Learning Center (web page)

Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

  • Respondus LockDown Browser/Respondus Monitor Overview (video)
  • LockDown Browser/Respondus Monitor Quick Start Guide (PDF)
  • How to Download/Use LockDown Browser (Win video) (Mac video)
  • How to view RLDB test results/feedback when availability date has past (PDF)
  • LockDown Browser system requirements (web page)
  • Respondus Monitor system requirements (web page)
  • Download Respondus LockDown Browser (web page)