Blackboard: Course Wiki

Wikis A Wiki is a mini-web site you and your students can build within your course. You can think of it as a series of interconnected web pages. Each member of the course, or group, can create, delete, and edit pages in the wiki as well as create links between the pages. A Wiki can […]

Blackboard: Video Everywhere Tool

“Video Everywhere” This new feature in Blackboard enables faculty (and students) to easily record and add video to many areas within a course space. This feature is useful in situations, particularly in online or hybrid courses, when more “presence” might be needed to explain a complicated idea or clarify assignment expectations. The “everywhere” part of […]

Blackboard: Tool Availability

Tool Availability Blackboard is made up of a series of tools, which allow you to do certain things in your course, such as upload files, communicate with students via email or discussion board and post announcements. However, there may be cases when you don’t want tools available to your students (or guests) to use within […]

Blackboard: Backup Tests

How to Back Up Tests (or Surveys or Pools) Note: Instructors are responsible for making and keeping backups of their course materials and other course data. Deleted data in a Bb course cannot otherwise be recovered. These instructions describe how to back up a Blackboard test, but the same instructions apply to surveys and question […]

Blackboard: Test Tool

Tests and Surveys Blackboard Tests and Surveys are a great way to assess the progress of your students. Faculty find the test tool helpful for short self assessments on the course material. Surveys are anonymous and have the same functions as the test tool but the answers are not associated with a particular student in […]

Blackboard: Test Tips

Test Tips Jump to tips for instructors. For Students: Tips for Taking Online Tests or Surveys in Blackboard The stability of the Internet can sometimes be sporadic so there is always a possibility of encountering some type of error while taking an online exam. If this happens to you please contact your instructor immediately via […]

Blackboard: Syllabus Tool

Uploading a Syllabus There is a syllabus link pre-loaded in the Course Menu to an empty Content Area that you can decide how to fill. You have the option to either present your syllabus so that it can be read within Blackboard (See figure #1, below) or attach a file (usually a .pdf or .docx). […]

Blackboard: Survey Tool

Tests and Surveys Blackboard Tests and Surveys are a great way to assess the progress of your students. Faculty find the test tool helpful for short self assessments on the course material. Surveys are anonymous and have the same functions as the test tool but the answers are not associated with a particular student in […]

Blackboard: Rubric Tool

The Rubric Tool The Blackboard Rubric tool both allows the instructor to list evaluation criteria for an assignment and, if shared with students, helps them understand the requirements of an assignment. The default rubric includes Create a Rubric To create a new rubric start by navigating to the Control Panel > Course Tools > Rubric. […]