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Sending Email

Instructors can send email to individuals who participate in the course from the Send Email page. Emails can be sent to individual users or to groups of users within the course, such as all Teaching Assistants. To send email from within a course: Under the Control Panel heading click Course/Organization Tools. Under Course/Organization Tools select […]

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Upload multiple documents

You can add files and folders to Course Files in multiple ways, including when course content is created. All Recognized Attachment File Types can be saved to Course Files. Note:  Students cannot upload files to Course Files. They may only browse for and attach files from their computers when participating in a course, and those […]

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Add an Announcement

Announcements post timely information critical to course success. The instructor can add, edit, and delete announcements from the Announcements page. This is an ideal place to post time-sensitive material including: When Assignments are due Changes to the syllabus Corrections/clarifications of materials Exam schedules When adding an Announcement, Instructors can also send the announcement as an […]

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Uploading Questions to a Quiz or Survey

You can create your questions off-line and upload them into Blackboard.  However, questions in the file must conform to a specific structure to be uploaded to an Assessment successfully. Each field in the file is separated by a tab. Each row is a separate question. The upload feature relies on TAB delineation—so I would suggest […]

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Discussion Boards

What is a discussion board? An online tool to help encourage students to discuss, reflect, & collaborate on a topic of interest. The Discussion Board enables threaded, asynchronous discussions. Students post messages in response to writing prompts, or respond to other students’ messages. Why Use a Discussion Board? provides an alternative source of interaction with […]

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Collect electronic files using the Assignment Feature

The assignment feature is a tool that instructors can use to collect electronic work from students. The instructor creates one assignment for all students to access and the work can be graded through the grade center.  Because of its ease of use and the fact that it ties assignments to students in the grade center, […]

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Getting Started with Academic Department sites in Blackboard

The departments sites in Blackboard have certain advantages over simple webpages. Faculty and majors are automatically associated with sites based on the information coming from Banner. The announcement feature can be used to post messages that will appear in the My Announcement module on the main Academic Hub tab. To post an announcement first select […]

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Adding links and items to the main menu

The Course Menu appears on the left side of your course window. It is the cornerstone for the organization and navigation of your course. You create links on the Course Menu to present tools and materials to users. You can customize its appearance and order the links.   Instructors or leaders can add links to the […]

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Guest Access

Allowing Guest Access in a course or organization site will allow un-enrolled users the ability to enter and read the information therein. Access is granted at the course/org level and at the menu item level.   How do I change the global access for guests or observers in my site? If you want to allow/deny […]

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Manage groups and enrollments

Course Groups allow instructors and students to create groups of students within a course. These Course Groups have their own area in Blackboard Learn to collaborate on course work.  Instructors can create single groups or sets of groups that allow for self-enrollment, manual enrollment, or random enrollment. To add a group to a course or […]