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Pinned Article Making Your Course Available or Unavailable to Students

This article gives instructions to instructors on making their Blackboard course available and unavailable.

Basics of Using Blackboard for Teaching

Quick tips for getting a course up and running.

Downloading Discussions forum Posts

Downloading discussion posts so they can be read outside the learning management system.

Downloading graded assignments

Saving assignments to view outside of the learning managements system.

Downloading Test and Survey Results

Downloading test results in a format that can be read outside of a learning management system. Not a printable submissions, can only read the questions and the answers given (with the grade for each question).

Respondus Lockdown Browser for Students

Student instructions on how to download and use Respondus Lockdown Browser

Blackboard Student Participation in Discussions

In discussions, you can share thoughts and ideas about class materials, course members can have the thoughtful discussions that take place in the traditional classroom.

Batch Enrolling into an ORG

Blackboard ORGS allow leaders to add campus community members. Batch enrollment allows for a large number to be added at one time.

Blackboard - Announcements

Announcements are an ideal way to post time-sensitive information critical to course success. Add announcements for these types of course activities, such as due dates for assignments and projects, changes to your syllabus, corrections/clarifications of materials, exam schedules.

Blackboard - Copying a single test from course to course.

It is possible to copy tests or surveys created in Blackboard from one course to another, one organization to another, or between courses and organizations. Although the following instructions address copying from course to course, they can also be used for the other two methods mentioned above.

Blackboard - Creating Assignments

This guide goes over creating assignments with and without the SafeAssign Features. An assignment can be thought of as a place where students can submit original work.

Blackboard - Taking a Test (exam/quiz)

When your instructor posts a test online in Blackboard you’ll need to access your test from your course, enter your answers, and submit your tests for a grade. This guide will help you.

Poll Everywhere - Importing students

You can import your class list to make tracking student participation in polls easier.

Signing up for Office Hours through Webex for Blackboard

Your professor may hold Virtual Office Hours in Webex that you can access through your Blackboard course. This article walks you through step by step, the Webex link in Blackboard may vary based on the instructor.

Blackboard - Submitting an Assignment

Student guide on submitting an assignment in Blackboard.

Joining a Webex meeting in Blackboard

A Webex meeting is an online meeting that allows you to virtually meet with other people, without leaving your home or office. You will need a built in microphone and camera or an external webcam with both to use the full features of this tool.

Blackboard - Checking grades

A student guide for checking grades on Blackboard.

Blackboard - Exporting/Archiving Your Course

Proper archiving of the course ensures that it can be restored within Blackboard should content be needed at a later time.

Importing the ZIP from Bb Quiz Builder

Now that you have used the Bb Quiz Builder you need to upload the resulting ZIP file into Blackboard.

Microsoft TEAMS Integration in Blackboard

Microsoft has created an application that allows instructors to create a Teams meeting and share that with their students.

Blackboard - Setting up Test Availability Exceptions

Test Availability exceptions allow instructors to make special exceptions to the time limit or test availability for students who need additional time, or need to take a makeup exam. This process replaces the need to create a duplicate exam and use Adaptive Release to release the exam to students.

Blackboard - Hiding old courses

When you are finished with a course and no longer wish to view it in your course list, you can remove it from the My Courses section on the My Institution tab or the Courses tab in Blackboard.

Inviting a Guest Speaker (or someone not in your Bb course) to Webex

Even if you schedule your class meetings in Blackboard, you can invite a guest speaker or colleagues to participate.