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Accessing videos in Drive through link in Bb

These instructions assume a familiarity with Google Drive.  The overarching idea is to create a folder, set permissions in that folder to allow anyone with the link to ‘view,’  and add a link to the folder in Blackboard. In this way anyone with the link will be able to view the videos in the folder. […]

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Adding a Zoom link to Blackboard Ultra

To add a Zoom session to your Blackboard course site please follow this procedure. You will need to be able to launch the Zoom application, And also have a web browser and access to Blackboard. Start by loading Zoom. You shoudl be presented with the main screen as shown below.           […]

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Adding a Zoom link to Blackboard Classic.

To add a Zoom session to your Blackboard course site please follow this procedure. You will need to be able to launch the Zoom application, And also have a web browser and access to Blackboard. Start by loading Zoom. You shoudl be presented with the main screen as shown below.           […]

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Resources

Honor Code Information Resources for students Resources for teachers Ultra course view in Blackboard  Faculty should strongly consider using the Ultra view for your course. Blackboard has provided some support in addition to the graphic below showing how to access some of the common features, Blackboard has also put some support documentation online.

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Making Your Photo Roster Available in Blackboard

While in your course and under “Course Management,” look for “Customization.”  Select and click.   Now, go to and click “Tool Availability.” There, you should find “Photo Roster – Confidential.” Make sure you check the box to make it available.  Also, be certain that you hit the “Submit” button. Finally, under “Course Tools,” the “Photo Roster” […]

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Using Blackboard Collaborate

The first link below is from Blackboard and while it is definitely their marketing piece, it also has some very useful information.  The other is from Northern Illinois and points out all of the different features. https://www.blackboard.com/teaching-learning/collaboration-web-conferencing/blackboard-collaborate https://www.niu.edu/blackboard/students/collaborate.shtml I will be adding more information on this tool but could also use your assistance. If you […]

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Moving Files from Google Drive to a Blackboard Site

We would suggest simply linking to the folders in Google. That way, you can change them on the fly directly in Google. You can connect to a Google Drive directly from Blackboard if you set up Google as a cloud account. To do this, log into Bb, and click on your name in the left […]

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3D Printing

How to Print on the Taz 3 1.  Turn on the printer using the switch on the left and watch the blue screen until it says: “Mendel ready.” 2.  You need to have a model picked out and ready to print on the Mac to the right of the printer.  The file must be in […]

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Addressing Advising Sites

We are very excited to be offering tools that can facilitate the advising process and make it more useful to our students.  The new, more comprehensive area for advisors to access information about their advisees has been created. Therefore, it is time to sunset the  sites in Blackboard.   You will still have access to them […]

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Creating a Podcast assignment

Resources Presentation given by Kyle Hartzel to Oberlin faculty (3/21/2019). PPTX file. Won’t open directly.  Will download. Article providing assignment learning goals and assessment Sample rubrics Teaching Podcasting: A Curriculum Guide for Educators – NPR Nov, 2018 Project Audio: Teaching Students How to Produce Their Own Podcasts – NYT April, 2018 Basic Podcasting assignment resources […]