Blackboard Instructor Help
 
Beginning of Term
Check last access for No Show and Not Attending Rolls 1:03 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Change default page to Content page at end of first week 0:43 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Setting Up Attendance in Blackboard 2:15 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Set external grade for display on students' Institution Pg. (REQUIRED) 1:26 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Update Dates Using Date Management Tool     PDF          
Changing your password     PDF          
Change your Student's Password     PDF          
Update your E-mail in Blackboard     PDF          
Section Merge     Found in Professional Development Course in Blackboard
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End of Term
Course Records and Preservation  
Download grades to Excel spreadsheet   1:23 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Download Attendance to an Excel Spreadsheet 0:57 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
      Formatting Grades and Attendance
    PDF        
Copy Course to Template 3:18 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Backup to Desktop and Import        
      Step 1: Exporting a Course Backup and Downloading
1:39 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
      Step 2: Importing an Exported Course Backup
2:48 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Saving an Exported File to Desktop or Saving Device
    PDF
Reports/Item Analysis  
Tracking Reports     PDF          
Using Item Analysis in Blackboard    

PDF

         
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Getting Started Page
Required Links  
Introductory Letter     PDF          
Introductory Video     PDF          
Instructor Information     PDF          
Course Grading Overview     PDF          
Course Syllabus     PDF          
Printable Course Calendar     PDF          
Test Video (already in Template)                
Required Software     PDF          
Sample Documents  
Introductory Letter     WRD  
Instructor Information     WRD  
Course Grading Overview     WRD  
Printable Course Calendar     XLS  
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Content
Structure  
Creating a File and Folder Structure in Blackboard     PDF          
WEBDAV Setup     PDF          
Uploading Multiple Files and Folders     PDF          
Creating a Content Folder     PDF          
Unit Setup (Learning Module)  
Add Content-Item, File or URL     PDF          
Ungraded assignment     PDF          
Video     PDF          
How to Edit a Video Link     PDF          
How to Edit a Video Link's Path     PDF          
Graded assignment     PDF          
Add gradable discussion forum     PDF          
Add Test  
Respondus connection to Blackboard (First Time)
    PDF          
Load Self grading Respondus test     PDF          
Respondus Generated Test created from Test Bank     PDF          
Download Test Bank to Respondus     PDF          
Add a Test within BlackBoard(Hand Keyed)     PDF          
Import a Test from Zip (Science SLO's)     PDF          
Import a Test From Zip File To Blackboard     PDF          
Import a Test To Respondus     PDF          
Download Test From Respondus     PDF          
Other  
Final Exam Information     PDF          
Add a Course Glossary     PDF          
Locking Class Notes from Non-attending     PDF          
Move content around in Blackboard     PDF          
McGraw Hill Connect     PDF          
Add Hyperlink in Blackboard     PDF          
Insert Image into Test in Blackboard     PDF          
Insert Image into Test Using Respondus     PDF          
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Evaluation Tools
Grading  
Adding a Grade Column     PDF          
Adding Grades     PDF          
Posting a Classroom Assigned and Received Grade     PDF          
Grading Assignments and Submissions Given Through Blackboard     PDF          
Manually Overriding Grade in Grade Center     PDF          
Grading Discussion Forum     PDF          
Hiding a Grade Column from Yourself     PDF          
Hiding a Grade Column from Students     PDF          
Calculated Grades  
Straight Average Grade 1:38 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Point Based Grade (percent) 1:26 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Average Categories (each category point based percent) 2:22 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Weighted grade (each category a percent) 2:06 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Weighted grade (each category point based) 2:13 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Grade Book Controls  
Create New Category 1:57 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Recategorizing Graded Items 1:01 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod and iPhone MP3 WMV
Sort Grade Book by Group     PDF          
Displaying Highest Grade for multiple attempts     PDF          
Using Blackboard Retention Center  
Blackboard Retention Center     HTML          
Adding Blackboard Retention Center     PDF          
Using Retention Center in Blackboard     PDF          
Respondus LockDown Browser  
Using Respondus LockDown Browser
    PDF          
Correct error that allows students to access test without using LockDown Browser
    PDF          
Respondus Lockdown Browser Screen Fix
    PDF          
Safe Assign  
Make Safe Assign Available 1:11 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod & iPhone MP3 WMV
Making a SafeAssign Assignment 2:30 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod & iPhone MP3 WMV
Checking a SafeAssign Assignment 1:44 min   PDF Flash iPad iPod & iPhone MP3 WMV
Grading SafeAssign Assignments 1:44 min   PDF
Make Up Assignments  
How to use Adaptive Release for student make-up work     PDF          
Fixing Problems with the Gradebook  
Error Deleting a Column in Grade Center     PDF          
Student Name not visible in Grade Center     PDF          
Submitting a User Attempt in Progress     PDF          
Reopening a Test for User Make-up     PDF          
Deleting/Clearing an Attempt in Gradebook     PDF          
Clear a Test Attempt     PDF          
Test Available_Exceptions/Make-up     PDF          
Image Not Showing On Test/Quiz     PDF          
Clinical Instructor Options  
Clinical Instructors Clinical Submissions using Journals     PDF          
Text Book Publisher Evaluation Tools  
ExamView User's Guide (Link to pdf document)
Evolve Support Center (Link to Evolve Website)
McGraw-Hill Blackboard Support (Link to McGraw-Hill Website)
McGraw Hill Connect Support Site (Link to McGraw-Hill Website)
Pearson Higher Education (Link to Pearson Website)
Respondus Test Bank Network (Link to Respondus Website)
Respondus and StudyMate Quick Start Guides (Link to Respondus Website)
 
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Communication
Add Hyperlink in Blackboard     PDF          
Discussions  
Creating a General Discussion Forum     PDF          
How to Post Message in Forum     PDF          
Responding to a Discussion Board with no Posts     PDF          
Course Mail  
Using Course Mail     PDF          
Smart Phone Connection  
Set-up Mobile Device for Notifications     PDF          
Adding BB SMS and Text-to-Voice     PDF          
Setting automatic notifications for Institution page dashboard or to email     PDF          
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Customization
Blackboard  
Changing Default Language back to English
    PDF          
Collapsed Course Menu
    PDF          
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Other Help Document
Solutions  
Fix For Google Chrome Video Plugins     PDF          
Fix For Java Security Issues     PDF          
                 
Other  
Java Installation Instructions     PDF          
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