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Getting the Most out of Blackboard 

This series covers the basics if you are new to Blackboard or can act as a refresher if you need to brush up on your skills.

Blackboard Basics

This video is for those who are new to Blackboard and want to learn basic navigation.


Introducing your Students to your Blackboard Course

This video covers creating announcements, uploading your syllabus, creating a starting point for your students.

0:00 Intro
0:16 Adding a syllabus
0:48 Creating Announcements
2:06 Add a place for students to start

Content Creation1: Know Before you Create

This video offers suggestions for course organization to help make your course easy-to-navigate.

0:00 Intro
0:25 Organizing with Folders
0:39 Wording for Organization
1:20 Examples of Types of Content
6:25 Other Types of Available Content

Content Creation 2: Adding Folders, Items, and Files

This video demonstrates how to add folders, items, and files to your Blackboard course. 

Content Creation 3: Adding Assignments

This video demonstrates how to create assignments in Blackboard, add resources to the assignment, and locate the assignment in the Blackboard Grade Center.

Content Creation 4: Tests

In this video, we explore the different types of questions available when creating a test in Blackboard.

0:00 Intro
2:05 Calculated Formula Questions
6:25 Essay Questions
8:00 Fill in the Blank/ Fill in Multiple Blanks
10:43 Matching
12:33 Multiple Answer/ Multiple Choice
14:47 True/ False
15:36 Deploying a test

Content Creation 5: Tools

This video demonstrates the process of creating and using discussion boards and Blackboard Collaborative Ultra.

0:00 Intro
0:20 Discussion Boards
4:13 Collaborative Ultra
5:32 Using the tools in Collaborative Ultra

Using Blackboard's Grade Center

This video explores the primary features and functions of Grade Center in Blackboard's LMS.

0:00 Overview
1:43 Total Points vs. Weighted Totals
5:24 Creating Categories
6:31 Creating Columns
8:12 Managing Columns
8:53 Smart Views

Did You Know Blackboard Does This?

This series explores features of Blackboard that you might not know about or might not currently use. Watch these videos for fresh ideas about how to use Blackboard in your course to engage students, encourage collaboration, and streamline communication.

Grading Assignments in Blackboard

This video will show you all of the features available in Blackboard's inline grader called Annotate Bb. The assignments must be assigned and submitted through Blackboard in order to use this feature.

0:00 Intro
0:26 The "Needs Grading" Page
1:24 The Grading Platform
2:26 The Navigation Icons
4:20 Making Annotations
6:41 Giving Feedback

Creating and Managing Groups in Blackboard

This video demonstrates the process of creating groups in Blackboard. It shows both the instructor and student views and walks through the creation of assignments for groups.
0:00 Intro
0:33 Types of Groups
0:57 Creating a Group Set
2:36 Signing Students up for Self-Enroll
3:18 Student View of Groups
3:59 Random and Manual Enroll Groups
4:36 Options when Creating Groups
6:44 Group Assignments

Creating and Using Rubrics in Blackboard

This video demonstrates the options available for rubric creation in Blackboard. It also walks through the processes of adding rubrics to an assignment and of grading using rubrics. Lastly, the video shows how the rubric appears from a student's perspective.
0:00 Intro
0:21 Creating a Rubric
5:57 Adding a Rubric to an Assignment
7:23 Grading with a Rubric
8:39 Student View of Rubrics

Using Surveys in Blackboard


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