Category:Blackboard - Faculty

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Standard Practices

The Basics!

Standard practices are the conventions followed by faculty and the Blackboard support staff in order to guarantee that the semester gets off to a smooth start. Adhering standard practices guarantee a common experience: students are added to the courses on the same day. It also helps guarantee clear, commonly understood communication between instructors and Teaching with Technology staff.

  1. Students are added to course shells two days prior to the start of the semester.
  2. Instructors can communicate with students before they are added to shells
  3. Instructors are responsible for activating their course shells; students will not be able to participate in, or even see, course shells until they're activated. The exception are courses taught completely online.
  4. Course shells are identified by the year/semester - department and course number - course section Example: 201740-hist1010-80 Semester designations: Spring: 10 - Summer: 25 - Fall: 40 - Winter: 50
  5. The version of Blackboard we use is called Learn and you can ignore references to Ultra except in relation to Blackboard Collaborate.


Copy course content

Also, see the Do it Yourself Option
Use the Control Panel Packages and Utilities tab to save a copy of an existing course and upload it into a new shell: Export, Archive, and Restore Courses


Create Merged or Master course shells

for cross-listed or multi-section courses


Activate course shells for student use


Email students before the start of the semester


View Student Roster


 

Beginning of the semester

Tour Bb environment Global navigation Jump from course to course
Make course available (2nd way) Designate course entry point Easily adjust dates in a copied course
Customize course design Use student preview Change system language
Set notification options Access Course Roster Hide old course shells
Instructor Mobile App    

 

Course Building

Bb Learn instructor guide Getting started Instructor FAQs
Blackboard action link Edit Mode Adding a course banner
Course content Course files Best practices: course content
Edit course menu Create/change an avatar Add partner content
Upload course file Create a lesson plan Bulk delete course materials
Using the content editor Copy/move content within/between courses Course/Organization Roles

 

Collaboration

General

Announcements Email Contacts
Blogs Journals Wikis
Create and Manage Groups Virtual classroom & chat tools  


Discussions

Discussions Create forums Create threads
Discussions: Replying Discussions: Managing Discussions: Moderating
Search & collect Grading Statistics


Collaborate Web Conferencing

Getting Started Navigation Schedule Sessions
Configure your session Join a session Conduct a session
Publish Accessibility Collaborate IT Wiki page

 

Assessments

Create/edit assignments Assignment grade settings Download Assignments
Create tests and surveys Setting test options Edit tests and questions
Question types Build question pool Reuse questions
Upload questions from MS Excel Import/export test or survey Multiple attempts
Test and survey results Inline grading for written work Portfolios
Turn-It-In Instructor User Manual Respondus exam editor  

 

Grade Center

Navigate grading Customize the grading interface Use the Needs Grading page
Grade Columns Assign Grades Curved Grades
Inline grading for written work Use rubrics Grade reports & statistics
Weight Grades Extra Credit Columns Override grades
Work offline with grade data Create a Smart View Color-code the Grade Center

 

Course Reports & Retention Center

Track Performance Introduction to the retention center Performance Dashboard
Course Reports Item statistics tracking Create an Item Statistics Report
Use item analysis Detailed course reports Evaluation module

 

Blackboard Mobile for Instructors

Introduction, download, FAQ Instructor app tour  

 

End of the Semester

Export and Archive Courses Restore archived courses  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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