Blackboard Reference Guides

Blackboard Reference & Help Materials

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Reference Guides and How-Tos

Add a Link to the Student Feedback Form in Blackboard

 How to Create a Link in Blackboard to the Student Feedback Form

Blackboard Courses:  The Basics
Set Up your Blackboard Course & Auto-enroll your Students
Create a New Blackboard Course & Auto-enroll your Students
Getting Started with Blackboard: A Jumpstart (a Webinar hosted by Dan Nosheny & Johanna Inman)
Create an Announcement  
Add an Item to a Content Area
A Blackboard Quick Reference Guide for your Students 
Course to Course Navigation (New Feature in SP8)
Create a Mashup
 Blackboard sp8 – New Features and User Interface overview

Prepare your Blackboard Course for a New Semester

Backup a Blackboard  Course:  How to Archive your Blackboard Course
Reuse a Course:  Set Up your Blackboard Course
(refer to Step 1, Option 2)

Blackboard Organizations:  Create an Organization for your Department or Group
A Blackboard organization is similar to a Blackboard course but is designed for student organizations or administrative work groups. Many of the same resources used in Blackboard courses are available in Blackboard organizations.

Managing and Using Blackboard 9 Organizations

Grade Center and Assessment

Getting Started with the Grade Center (Enhanced Feature in SP8)
Adding Columns and Grades 
Getting Started with Needs Grading (Enhanced Feature in SP8)
Getting Started with Automatic Regrading (New Feature in SP8)
Getting Started with Automatic Regrading (New Feature in SP8)
Save your Blackboard Grade Center & Export to Excel
Save your Blackboard Grade Center & Export to Excel
Getting Started with Building a Test
Awarding Negative Points for Incorrect Answers to Test Questions (New Feature in SP8)
Getting Started with Assignments in Blackboard(Enhanced Feature in SP8)
 
 Stepping into Blackboard Assignments (a Webinar hosted by Dan Nosheny & Johanna Inman)

Collaboration

Tips for Using Blackboard Blogs (a Webinar hosted by Dan Nosheny & Johanna Inman)
Getting Started with Groups 
Create Groups & Add Students
A Tour of the Blackboard Discussion Board

Blackboard for Students

Student Quick Reference Guide 

Blackboard Accessibility

Getting Started with Accessible Content for Blackboard
A Quick Start Guide for Universal Design and Accessibility
Picture of Adobe Acrobat Icon A Blackboard Course Accessibility Checklist

More Online Help
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