Category Archives: Blackboard Tips

Three important new features coming to Blackboard@UVM

On May 13, Bb is getting a few important additions. 1. Student Preview (Finally!) A “true” student preview has been one of the all-time top requested Blackboard features. Instead of just being able to see what content is visible (as … Continue reading

Posted in Blackboard Tips, CTL Home Page, Technology | Comments Off on Three important new features coming to Blackboard@UVM

Common Bb Grade Center “Gotcha”

There’s a complaint that we hear frequently this time of the semester: The weighted column doesn’t come out right. It’s a common problem caused by that tiny Devil who resides in the details. Very often, the cause is this: a discrepancy between a column’s possible points … Continue reading

Posted in Blackboard Tips, CTL Home Page | Comments Off on Common Bb Grade Center “Gotcha”

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

Posted in Blackboard Tips, CTL Home Page, Technology | Comments Off on Putting Your Course(s) to Bed

Publisher Tools Now Available on Blackboard

UVM’s Blackboard now has tools that allow instructors to connect their courses to publishers’ online textbook materials and assessments. In the past, publishers sometimes offered “course cartridges” to place publisher materials into your Blackboard course space. Recently, however, they’ve been … Continue reading

Posted in Blackboard Tips, CTL Home Page, Teaching, Technology | Comments Off on Publisher Tools Now Available on Blackboard

New features coming to Blackboard @ UVM

On May 14th, UVM’s Blackboard will be getting some new features and enhancements. What’s new? There are a number of minor cosmetic changes coming. For example, the logout button now looks like a power button, and the Needs Grading icon … Continue reading

Posted in Blackboard Tips, CTL Home Page, Technology | Comments Off on New features coming to Blackboard @ UVM

New Features Coming to Blackboard @ UVM

This May, Blackboard @ UVM will be getting an upgrade that will deliver some brand new features and greatly improve a few of the existing ones. We’ll be posting more about these changes in the coming weeks, but here are … Continue reading

Posted in Blackboard Tips, CTL Home Page, Technology | Tagged | Comments Off on New Features Coming to Blackboard @ UVM

Non-Credit and Extra-Curricular Activity in Bb

UVM licenses a Bb add-on tool that allows individual colleges and organizational units to create and manage course-like “organizations” in Bb. Example uses of these spaces might include: Providing collaborative environments for Residential Learning Communities and student clubs or interest … Continue reading

Posted in Blackboard Tips, CTL Home Page, Technology | Comments Off on Non-Credit and Extra-Curricular Activity in Bb

Grade Center Tips

As we head down the last stretch of the semester, it’s a good time to recheck our Blackboard course grade centers and make sure everything’s working as it should be. Here are a couple of tips: First, make backups! This … Continue reading

Posted in Blackboard Tips | Comments Off on Grade Center Tips

Simplify Your Bb Course List

If your list of courses is long and overwhelming, there are solutions! You can either: re-sort the list so that your current course spaces show at the top, or hide older courses from the list (and restore them again, if … Continue reading

Posted in Blackboard Tips | Comments Off on Simplify Your Bb Course List

Collecting Student Work with the Bb Assignment Tool

For many instructors, the Blackboard (Bb) Assignment Tool is a helpful time saver.  A few of the advantages are: there are no papers to haul around—they live in Bb feedback and grades can be distributed within Bb the rubric tool … Continue reading

Posted in Blackboard Tips | Comments Off on Collecting Student Work with the Bb Assignment Tool