Blackboard Faculty Manual & Tutorials (Version 9.1 sp13)

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All written instructions reflect the current version/service pack.   Video tutorials include updated Blackboard-created videos and a number of SP9 demos that are still applicable to the new version. 

 

0.0 Course Planning and Design

0.1 Syllabus

0.2 Best Practices in Designing a Course
0.2.1 Best Practices - Creating Video Lectures
0.2.2 Online Delivery Requirements

0.3 Structure: The Course Menu (New Ecampus Course Template Demo - 5:25)

0.3.1 Adding a New Button to the Course Menu
0.3.2 Re-ordering the Course Menu
0.3.3 Re-naming a Menu Item
0.3.4 Hide or Delete a Menu Item

0.4 Course Availability

0.4.1 Making the Course Available to Students
0.4.2 List Students in a Course (Class Roster)
0.4.3 Setting up a Test Student
0.4.4 Adding a TA to your course site 
0.5 Groups
0.5.1 Setting up Groups (View Demo SP 9)
0.5.2 Adding or Removing Users from a Group
0.6 Browsers

1.0 Content: Course Documents / Course Information

1.1 Add an Item 

Overview on using the Content Editor - BB Demo - 3:59

1.2 Add a Folder

1.3 Add an External Link  (View Demo - SP 9 - 2:09)

1.4 Add a Course Link

1.5 Create a Learning Module

1.6 Add a Content Link within the Visual Text Box Editor

1.7 Adaptive Release

1.8 Using the Math Editor (5:32)

1.9  Uploading and Unpackaging Zipped Files  

2.0 Communication Tools

2.1 Announcements (View Demo SP 9 - 2:24)

2.1.1 Creating an Announcement

2.1.2 Modify or Remove an Announcement

2.2 The Discussion Board

2.2.1 Overview  (BB Demo- 4:05)

2.2.2 Creating a New Forum  (View Demo - 6:06)

2.2.3 Adding a Thread to a Forum

2.2.4 Replying to a Post

2.2.5 Viewing and Sorting Threads using the Collect function

2.2.6 Subscribing to a forum or thread

2.2.7 Tagging posts

2.2.8 Locking a Thread

2.2.9 Grading Posts (View Demo - 3:34)

2.2.10 Managing Student Roles

2.2.11 Peer Review of Posts

2.2.12 Discussion Board Statistics (see Performance Dashboard in Section 4.0)

2.3 The Virtual Classroom

2.3.1 Setting up a virtual classroom or chatroom

2.3.2 Joining a virtual classroom or chatroom session

2.3.3 Using the virtual classroom

2.3.4 Giving students access to v. classroom recordings.

2.4 The Calendar   (BB Demo - 3:12)   

2.4.1 Adding an Event

2.4.2 Modifying or Deleting an Event

2.4.3 Linking the BB calendar to an external calendar

2.5 Tasks

2.5.1 Adding a Task

2.5.2 Viewing Tasks

2.5.3 Modify or Delete a Task

2.6 E-mail

2.7 Blogs

2.7.1 Creating a Blog  (View Demo - SP 9)

2.7.2 Managing a Blog

2.7.3 Grading a Blog

2.8 Journals

2.8.1 Creating a Journal

2.8.2 Managing a Journal

2.8.3 Grading a Journal

2.9 Wikis     (View Demo - SP 9)

2.9.1 Creating a Wiki

2.9.2 Managing a Wiki

2.9.3 Grading a Wiki

3.0 Assessment

3.1 Rubrics  

3.1.1 Creating a rubric  (BB Demo - 3:22)

3.1.2  Adding a rubric to a content item

3.2  Assignments

3.2.1 Adding an Assignment   (View Demo SP 9 - 5:01)

3.2.2 Grading an Assignment   (BB Demo - 2:47)

3.2.3 Downloading multiple student assignment submissions

3.2.4 SafeAssignments

3.3 Tests

3.3.1 Create a New Test

3.3.2 Add an Existing Test to a Course

3.3.3 Make an Existing Test Available to Students

3.3.4 Change Test Settings and  Setting Test Exceptions  NEW!

3.3.5 Re-grading Tests

3.3.6 The Pool Manager: Overview

3.3.7 Creating a Test from a Pool

3.3.8 Reveal Test Answers to Students

3.3.9 Reset a Test (see 4.1.6 Clear an Attempt)

3.3.10 Item Analysis for Tests  (BB Demo - 5:00)

3.4 Self and Peer Assessments

3.4.1 Creating

3.4.2 Previewing

3.5 Surveys

3.5.1 Create a Survey

3.5.2 View Survey Results

4.0 Monitoring Student Progress

4.1 The Grade Center  (View Overview Demo -3:42)

4.1.1 Planning and Setting up the Grade Center

(including how to re-arrange columns in the Grade Center)

4.1.2 Symbols in the Grade Center

4.1.3 Adding an Item (column) to the Grade Center

(Includes definitions of "primary display" options.)

4.1.4 Removing an Item (column) from the Grade Center

4.1.5 Enter, Change or Delete a Grade (View Demo - 2:27)

4.1.6 Clear an Attempt

4.1.7 Exempt a Grade

4.1.8 Weighting Grades (View Demo)

4.1.9 Add a Calculated Column

4.1.10 Create a Smart View (View Demo)

4.1.11 Create a Report

4.1.12 Downloading Grades

4.1.13 Uploading Grades

4.1.14 Extra Credit

4.1.15 Submitting Final Grades

4.1.16 Hiding a Column from Student View

4.2 Performance Dashboard

4.3 Retention Center  (BB Demo - 4:30)

5.0 Course Rollovers

5.1 Copying a Course (View Demo SP 9)

5.2 Exporting/Archiving a Course

5.3 Importing a Course

 

The above content applies to Blackboard Version 9.1 SP13

 

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