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Instructor Resources

Link to ALL Instructor Technology Resources

 

Getting Started

Browser Checker (Link)

  • Link to check browser to support the most recent release of Blackboard Learn – Google Chrome is recommended.

Resetting Chrome Cache (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to clear the “cache” in Google Chrome browser.

Activity Stream and Course Notifications (Link)

  • Link provides an overview of how the activity stream captures all the action in your courses and how to customize course notifications.

Profile Settings and Global Course Settings (Link)

  • Link provides an overview/instructions on how to access your profile. Note: ACCS decides what you can customize.

ACCS Blackboard Course Copy (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview and instructions on how to copy from one course to another in Blackboard Learn.

How to Upload Content Files (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview and instructions on how to use Content Tab to upload content file(s) in Blackboard Learn.

 

Course Layout/Design

Getting Started with the Course Environment (PDF)

  • PDF provides a general layout including the course menu, course management, and the Home Page in Blackboard Learn.

Getting Started with Blackboard Learn (Link)

  • Link (YouTube) provides an overview and instructions on how navigate, provide content, edit items, and change options that affect how users interact with the Blackboard Learn interface.

Bb Course Entry Point (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on the default course entry point and how to change in Blackboard Learn.

How to Add Links to Course Menu (Link)

  • YouTube Link provides an overview/instructions on how to add a link to the course menu in Blackboard Learn.


Email Students Tools

Bb Send Email to Users Tool (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to use the “Send Email” Tool as an External Mail Client to send correspondence to Jeff State User Accounts.

Bb Course Messages Tool (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to use the “Course Messages” tool to send email within the Blackboard Learn course.

Bb Grade Center Send Email (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to use the to send email from the Grade Center to Jeff State User Accounts.


Course Content/Tools

Getting Started with Course Content (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview of the types of content you can create within your Blackboard Learn course.

How to Add Course Content Page (Link)

  • Link (YouTube) provides an overview/instruction on how to add a content area and associated course content files/media.

Interactive Tools

Getting Started with Interactive Tools (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview of communication tools available in Blackboard Learn for self-reflection, collaboration, and communication.

Communicating with Students (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions of communication tools such as the Discussion Board, Blogs, Journals, and Wikis.

Discussion Board Tool (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview of the Discussion Board.

Using Groups (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview of the group feature for self-reflection, collaboration, and communication.

 

Assessments/Tools

Getting Started with Assignments (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to add and modify assignments in Blackboard Learn.

Assignments (PDF)

  • PDF provides in-depth instructions on how to create, manage, and distribute activities using the Assignment Tool in Blackboard Learn.

Grading Assignments (PDF)

  • PDF provides overview/instructions on how to grade assignments in Blackboard Learn.

SafeAssign (Link)

  • Link provides an overview of how SafeAssign can be used to review assignment submissions for originality and provide report to Instructor in Blackboard Learn.

Using Rubrics (PDF)

  • PDF provides and overview on how rubrics may be used as an assessment tool.

 

Grading/Exams (Tests)

Getting Started with Building a Test (PDF)

  • PDF provides and overview on using tests as an assessment tool.

Using Question Sets (Link)

  • Link provides and overview on using question sets in tests as an assessment tool.

Bb Tests Deploy Test in Content Area (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview on how to deploy test/exam in Blackboard Learn.

How to – Clear Test Attempt (PDF) 

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to clear a student’s test attempt on an exam in Blackboard Learn.

How to Set Test Options in Bb (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to set test options for exams in Blackboard Learn.
    IMPORTANT: Do NOT select “Force Completion” in the settings.

How to Export Tests from Bb (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to export exam from one Blackboard Course to another in Blackboard Learn.

Extended Time Test Settings (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to set extended time in the test options for exams in Blackboard Learn.

Viewing Student Test Grades (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how view test grades in Blackboard Learn.


Grade Center

Getting Started with the Grade Center (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to get started with the Grade Center in Blackboard Learn.

Grade Center Overview (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to get started with the Grade Center in Blackboard Learn.

How to – Grade Center (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to use the Grade Center in Blackboard Learn.

Grade Center Calculated Columns (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to set up calculated columns in Blackboard Learn.

Working Offline with the Grade Center (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to work offline with the Grade Center in Blackboard Learn.

How to Download Grades from the Grade Center (PDF)

  • PDF provides an overview/instructions on how to download grades with the Grade Center in Blackboard Learn.

 

Additional Help Resources

Blackboard Help for Instructors (Link)

Link provides help resources created and maintained by Blackboard.

Bb YouTube Channel Videos (Link)

Link provides Instructor videos created and maintained by Blackboard on YouTube.