Online Course Support for Faculty/Staff

  •  Faculty "How To" Quick Guides
    A complitation of information to help you use Bb
  • Faculty Manuals and Documents
  • Bb Learn Instructor User Manual
    The Faculty User Manual published by Blackboard
  • Course Development and Design

     

     Building Your Course & Adding Content

    Below is a collection of 'how to' printed guides, movies and podcasts. If you would like a
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    Working in the Course Environment | Building Course Content | Setting Permissions | Course Utilities


    FEATURED CONTENT

    A Tour of the New Course Files Feature

    Take a tour of Course Files and learn how to manage content more effectively than ever before. Watch it!

     

    WORKING IN THE COURSE ENVIRONMENT
    Getting Started with Your Course Environment. Read it!
    Adding a Banner to Your Course Entry Point. Watch it!
    Creating a Blank Page (for displaying content) on the Course Menu. Watch it!
    Balancing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning. (Brian Morgan, Marshall University)Read it!
    Using Blackboard for Problem-based Learning. (Brian Morgan, Marshall University)Read it!
    Delivering Documents to your Students. (Kevin Reeve, Utah State University)Read it!
    Audio and Video Standards for Online Learning. (Kevin Reeve, Utah State University)Read it!

     

    BUILDING COURSE CONTENT
    Getting Started with Course Content. Read it!
    Using the Text Editor. Watch it!
    Building a Learning Module. Watch it!
    Creating a Lession Plan. Watch it!
    Adding a Glossary Term. Watch it!
    Adding Textbook Information to Your Course. Watch it!
    Creating a Blank Page. Watch it!
    Creating a Tool Link. Watch it!
    Creating a Mashup. Watch it!
    Attaching Course Files to a Content Item. Watch it!
    Tour the Course Files Feature. Watch it!
    Adding Your Own Web Content Through Course Files. Watch it!
    Create Multiple Rules to Release a Content Item. Watch it!

     

    SETTING PERMISSIONS
    Turning Tool Availability On and Off. Watch it!
    Making Tools Available to Students. Watch it!
    Changing the User Language Pack. Watch it!

     

    COURSE UTILITIES
    Running a Report of User Activity. Watch it!
    Importing a Course Package. Watch it!
    Running Course Reports. Read it!
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     Communication & Collaboration

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    Using the Discussion Board | Managing Group Work | Blogs and Journals | Announcements and Scheduling | Wikis


    FEATURED CONTENT

    Creating a Blog

    Learn how to set up a blog in your Course in just a couple of minutes. Watch it!

     

    USING THE DISCUSSION BOARD
    Grading a Discussion Board Forum. Watch it!
    Grading a Discussion Board Thread. Watch it!

     

    MANAGING GROUP WORK
    Creating a Group. Watch it!
    Creating Group Sets. Watch it!
    Getting Started with Groups. Read it!

     

    BLOGS AND JOURNALS
    Creating a Journal. Watch it!
    Commenting on a Journal Entry. Watch it!
    Creating a Blog. Watch it!
    Creating and Editing Blog Entries. Watch it!
    Commenting on a Blog Entry. Watch it!

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SCHEDULING
    Creating Announcements. Watch it!
    Creating a Course Task. Watch it!
    Creating a Course Contact. Watch it!
    Sending Email. Watch it!
    Sending Blackboard Messages. Watch it!

     

    WIKIS
    Creating a Wiki. Watch it!
    Grading a Wiki. Watch it!
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     Assessing Student Learning

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    Grade Center | Tests, Surveys and Pools | Assignments | Student Performance


    FEATURED CONTENT

    Color Code the Grade Center

    Learn how to apply different colors to the background and text of Grade Center cells based on grading status or grade ranges to help you interpret information quickly. Watch it!

     

    GRADE CENTER
    Getting Started with Grade Center Quick Guide. Read it!
    Getting Started with the Grade Center. Read it!
    Customizing the Grade Center View. Watch it!
    Creating a Grade Rule. Watch it!
    Weighting Grades. Read it!
    Anonymous Grading. Watch it!
    Creating a Grade Center Report. Watch it!
    Creating a Grading Rubric. Watch it!
    Grading Assessments Question by Question. Watch it!
    Color Code the Grade Center. Watch it!

     

    TESTS, SURVEYS AND POOLS
    Getting Started with Building a Test. Read it!
    Tour the Question Finder Feature. Watch it!
    Exporting and Importing a Test or Survey. Watch it!
    Creating a Fill in the Blank Question. Watch it!
    Creating a Short Answer Question. Watch it!
    Creating a Matching Question. Watch it!
    Creating a True or False Question. Watch it!
    Adding an Existing Question to a Test. Watch it!
    Creating a Calculated Formula Question. Watch it!
    Creating a Calculated Numeric Question. Watch it!
    Creating an Essay Question. Watch it!
    Creating a Fill in Multiple Blanks Question. Watch it!
    Creating a Hot Spot Question. Watch it!
    Creating a Jumbled Question. Watch it!
    Creating a Likert Question. Watch it!
    Creating a Multiple Answer Question. Watch it!
    Creating a Multiple Choice Question. Watch it!
    Creating an Ordering Question. Watch it!
    Creating a Quiz Bowl Question. Watch it!
    Tagging Questions for Reuse. Watch it!
    Building a Pool. Watch it!
    Creating a Random Block and Add it to a Test. Watch it!
    The Sample Quiz - Help Prepare Student for Online Tests. (Kate Britt)Read it!

     

    ASSIGNMENTS
    Getting Started with Assignments. Read it!
    Downloading Assignments. Watch it!
    Accessing Assignments for Offline Grading. (Brian Morgan, Marshall University)Read it!

     

    STUDENT PERFORMANCE
    Performance Dashboard. Watch it!
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