Category Archives: Blackboard Tips

Date Management Tool Makes it Easier to Update Your Course

While editing a document to change dates from one semester to the next might be the epitome of administrivia, Blackboard, fortunately, has a Date Management tool to help with these updates. First, bring your old course content into your new … Continue reading

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Blackboard Ally: Can I see all the files that Ally has analyzed in my course?

Bb Ally analyzes all your files in Blackboard and rates their level of accessibility so you can fix the files one at a time. But what if you have files spread across many places in your course? Is there an … Continue reading

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Blackboard Ally: Helping You Create Accessible Documents

We, as a University, work to be inclusive and to ensure that all our students can access the materials they need. And let’s face it: we also want to be sure that we are meeting federal guidelines. To do so … Continue reading

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Online Course Teaching Tip

Thank you to Katherine Merrill, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics & Statistics, for contributing this post. As an avid learner, I have always been amazed at students who think that the instructor is solely responsible for their learning. And this is … Continue reading

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Blackboard for Beginners

I’ve only recently begun working at UVM, which means, like many folks out there, I’m learning Blackboard (Bb), made perhaps more challenging for me by having vigorously used Moodle for the past eight years! So, for those of you who … Continue reading

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Save Time and Headache: Bb Date Management Tool

While editing a document to change dates from one semester to the next (syllabus editing, anyone?) might be the epitome of administrivia, Blackboard, fortunately, has a handy Date Management tool to automatically make many such updates. First, bring your old … Continue reading

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Putting Your Course(s) to Bed

You put a lot of work into your Blackboard course space. As we move through each semester there are tasks you can do to protect that work. This checklist can help you wrap up the semester and make the transition … Continue reading

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Resources for Getting started With Blackboard

For instructors who are new to Blackboard or who just want a refresher, there are a number of ways to learn. See the recently-launched CTL resource, “Teaching with Blackboard.” For general one-on-one help setting up your course and getting to … Continue reading

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What’s New in Bb?

As Fall has begun, take a moment to peruse the Fall 2017 Blackboard @ UVM newsletter.  Highlights in this issue include: New Bb Mobile apps – one for students, and  one for instructors. The Respondus Lockdown Browser pilot has been extended through the end of … Continue reading

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Secure Online Testing

Respondus Lockdown Browser Pilot Program Over the years, faculty have expressed interest in a more secure environment to deliver online exams. In response, the CTL is testing Respondus Lockdown Browser (RLB) during AY 2017-18. RLB is a stand-alone browser replacement … Continue reading

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