- Making a Course Available or Unavailable in Blackboard
A course must be made available before students enrolled in the course will be able to view or access the course and its content. However, you may wish to leave a course unavailable during the building process, or make it unavailable after a scheduled course has finished.
- Enrol l Users
add users as instructor or student to their Blackboard course.
- Blackboard Faculty Help
There are two ways to get help in Blackboard.
- Change Blackboard Colors and Themes
You can quickly change your course themes or colors in Blackboard.
- The case of the missing course menu in Blackboard
Did you lose your course menu is Blackboard?
Do not panic, it is easy to fix.
- Making Your Old Blackboard Courses Unavailable to Students
If you do not want your students to
have access to your previous Blackboard courses, you must make those courses
- New Features in Blackboard, August 2011
- Course Copy in Blackboard
Course copy in Blackboard is an easy way to transfer some or all of your course materials from an existing course to a new course. Important tips to remember are to first, delete any unnecessary items in your menu bar in your new course before copying. And finally, decide how you want to handle your discussion board threads before copying.
- Blogs in Education
The term “blog” is short for "Web log." Blogs are web based journals that are frequently updated and are shared with other readers who can respond with comment(s).
- Use the Latest Version of Firefox with Blackboard
The Instructional Technology Group recommends that you use the latest version of Mozilla Firefox with Blackboard 9.1.
- Check out the new Faculty and Student Help tabs
The "Help" tabs in Blackboard are a central place for you to view video and pdf tutorials in Blackboard.
- Assignment Mode Allows Multiple Attempts in Blackboard 9
In Blackboard 8, if you wanted to have your students turn in a draft of a paper and receive feedback and partial credit, you would need to delete the first paper they turned in so you could allow them to turn in the final paper. NO LONGER!
In Blackboard 9 you will be able to set up an assignment and set it for unlimited attempts or you can specify the number of attempts you will allow. Blackboard 9 keeps all of the attempts that were turned in so you can go back if needed to an earlier attempt.
- Avoid Special Characters and Unncessary HTML Code
In Blackboard, avoid special characters and unnecessary HTML code. Some special characters will cause problems in your Blackboard course if used in the titles of files, items, discussion board forums, threads or posts, announcements, tests, etc.
- Bb Discussion Board Example
Blackboard Discussion Board: An example of text that you might use to introduce your students or organization members to the discussion board.
This tech tip is an example created from ideas we have received from many of the faculty here at UNK!
- Bb GradeCenter and Hiding Grades
The "Hide Column" does NOT hide the grade column from your students! When you click on "Hide Column" in the Blackboard Grade Center, you are only hiding the column from yourself in the Full Grade Center view. This is useful for a faculty member if you have numerous columns that are already graded and you just want to get them out of your way so that you don't have to scroll so far to the right to see the next grade column.
Learn how a faculty member can hide the grade column from the student. . . .
- Firefox 3.5 Solution for Blackboard in Windows
If you have received the "Invalid File" error messsage in Blackboard when using Firefox 3.5 in Windows, this may be your solution.
- Accessing Blackboard classes using Internet Explorer 8
If you are using Internet Explorer 8 for accessing your Blackboard classes, you could experience some problems. To solve this issue, view the steps to set your Compatibility View Settings in Explorer 8. . . .
- Creating Thumbnail Images
In this Tech Tip you will learn to crop and scale down images for use
on web based programs like Blackboard Home Pages. If you need an image
size of approximately 150 by 150 pixels this is the tip for you.
- SafeAssign accepts .doc and .docx
Safe Assign in Blackboard is a plagiarism prevention service. This service helps educators prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers. In addition to acting as a plagiarism deterrent, it also has features designed to aid in educating students about plagiarism and importance of proper attribution of any borrowed content. . .
- Posting Audio and Video Files in Blackboard
Students and faculty many times post audio or video (A/V) files as part of their assignments in Blackboard. Since A/V files can get pretty large, it may be easier to post the A/V files elsewhere and then link to them in Blackboard.
- Using the Content Collection System
Until now, you could only upload one file at a time to your Blackboard site; with the Content Management System you can drag-and-drop multiple files simultaneously and point/link to them from any of your Blackboard sites. This allows you to edit your documents without having to remove and re-upload them and the revised document is automatically updated in all instances where it is being used.
- Create your own ePortfolio in Blackboard
Sharing capabilities in the Blackboard Content Collection system enables users to collaborate easily. Powerful tools such as the Portfolio software included in the Content Collection system enable all Blackboard users to showcase their work and demonstrate achievement of curricular and accreditation standards.
- Avoid Special Characters in Blackboard
Avoid Special Characters in Blackboard We have found that some special characters will cause problems in your Blackboard course if used in the title of items, discussion boards, forums, threads, posts, announcements, tests, etc. Do not use the following characters in the title/name of any item in your
- Saving a file to your Digital Dropbox in Blackboard
When you need to use the Digital Dropbox in Blackboard to submit a file to either your instructor or to your students, be sure to save your file with "straight text"! Letters only! Do not use any special characters in your file name. For example, do not use the "#" sign in your file name. i.e. Paper #1
- Blackboard Content Collection System
Keep all of your documents with you 24/7 using the Blackboard Content Collection system! Students, faculty, and staff can have access to the Blackboard Content System which allows them to store and manage their documents more effectively. The Content System is similar to a personal flash drive. Anyone with a