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Creating Senior Surveys

This post is directed towards administrative assistants who are creating senior surveys for the students in their departments. CHANGE IN PROCEDURE: DO NOT USE YOUR BLACKBOARD DEPARTMENT SITE   Please contact OCTET at octet@oberlin.edu if you would like to use an online system for your senior surveys.

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Basic Blackboard Course/Org Interface

A.  Page header: The area at the top of the page that contains the tabs, the global navigation menu, and Logout.  The tabs you see in the page header depend on your school’s licenses. B.  Tabs: Blackboard Learn includes two common sets of tabs, discussed in the following tables. C.  Content frame: Displays the selected tool or content area. […]

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Mobile Phone Notifications

It’s easy to stay up to date with Blackboard even when you are away from your computer. You can arrange to receive notifications via text, voicemail, or through the Blackboard Mobile app. To receive SMS text messages or voicemails: 1) First, double check that Blackboard has your mobile phone number. From My Blackboard in the […]

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Welcome to the Oberlin College Blackboard FAQ

Please browse the Blackboard Help FAQ to find useful information about the system.  Click a tag in the cloud or use the search bar to find your information. Click here to browse the online help for Instructors. Click here to browse the online help for Students. If you have trouble locating the right information, please […]

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Course menu missing when entering the course, unable to navigate course materials

If you are unable to see the main course menu, the most likely problem is that the main course menu has been hidden or minimized.  To fix this, locate the arrow on the left margin of the browser window about half way down the page.  Click this arrow to show the main course menu and […]

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Manage weighted grades in the grade center

The Weighted column is a type of calculated column that generates a grade based on the result of selected columns and categories, and their respective percentages. When creating a Weighted column, you can include other calculated columns or other Weighted columns. If there isn’t a “weighted total” column in the grade center already you can […]

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Add image (s) to a test or exam question

Question settings include options to change default point values for a test, add images, files, or external links to questions and answers, and designate questions as extra credit.
Before you can begin adding images to questions, you will need t to c…

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Creating digital materials for your courses/organizations

Instructors can add file attachments to different areas in a course, such as to a content item, an assignment, or a Discussion Board post. Users open a file by clicking a link to the file that appears in the course. Creating Audio files for your courses When creating and saving audio files, be sure to […]

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Understanding Wikis and Blogs

Wikis and Blogs are types of Social Software that enable people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through the Internet.  Other types of social software includes: Instant messaging (IM) Text chat Wikis (wikipedia) Blogs (blogger.com) Social bookmarking (post a list of bookmarks for others to use–digg.com, del.icio.us) Massively-multiplayer online games (MMOGs) Media Sharing:  Photo (flickr), Video (YouTube) […]

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Understanding Copyright

Oberlin College is committed to ensuring all Oberlin College community members adhere to Copyright Law. Faculty distribute materials through Blackboard in accordance with Fair Use and: The material is only available to students that are officially registered for the course. The material is only available to those students during the period that the course is being […]