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Addressing Advising Sites

Now that the institution has a new, more comprehensive area for advisors to access information about their advisees and that area has the capability to contact advisees, it is time to sunset the Blackboard advising sites.  These sites will be removed from Blackboard over the summer. Below are some recommendations for common activities that have […]

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Map annotation

Find and upload map to google draw find relevant maps. Search for maps with decent resolution (e.g. Google search Tools>>Size — in dropdown select >1024×768) right or ctrl-click and select ‘View Image’ (exact wording may be different in different browsers) right or ctrl-click and select ‘Save Image as’ (exact wording may be different in different […]

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Request Forms

Need an account to get access to the Supercomputer SCIURus is a tool for research and education at Oberlin College, and as such its use is limited to Oberlin faculty, staff, students, and officially affiliated collaborators who are conducting research or course-related activities that require HPC resources. Once your account is approved, you will have […]

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Downloading Fall 2018 Course Materials From Blackboard

While we do leave courses in Blackboard for a time, we do not store them indefinitely and therefore, it makes sense to keep a local copy of the content that was part of your course. There are 2 primary methods for saving the content in your Bb course to your personal drive or computer. The […]

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New tool presentation

Periodically we will be providing you with new tools to engage students and sessions to explain how to use them. The particular tool explained in our next session (10 am May 21st, 2018)  is integrated directly with Blackboard and provides the capability to … record lectures and presentations for later distribution. connect to an outside presenter. engage […]

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Clearing Cache in Safari

The issue with Blackboard not allowing uploads from Safari has been fixed.  The issue stems from a change that Apple implemented which caused Blackboard to change the code it used to upload files from local machines.  HOWEVER, if you tried to upload documents during the period between when Safari was updated and when the fix […]

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InDesign Basics

InDesign is software used for print and layout projects, posters, pamphlets, booklets, etc. The following guide is written from the perspective that you have no previous experience or knowledge of InDesign.  In this guide, we hope to provide an understanding of basic skills needed to create a document, adding text and images, and then combing […]

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How to Add Files to Blackboard from Language Lab

Instructions for adding Language Lab files to a class on Blackboard. To view a screenshot larger, click on it. 1. Add an item to any content area by hovering over “Build Content” in the upper left corner, then clicking on “Item” in the list of creation options 2. Once you are in item creation mode, […]

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Getting started with job search sites

Job search sites are used to distribute application materials to faculty, staff, students and outside reviewers. These sites are created on an as needed bases. If you need a site to be created, please fill out the appropriate form which can be found under the Need Help? tab after logging in to Blackboard or by […]