Accommodating Different Needs in Blackboard

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I have a disability and I’m fairly open about my needs. It’s hard not to notice the font size on my monitor or the special lighting in my office. But not every accommodate is that obvious, in fact, the easiest accommodations in Blackboard are a little tricky to find. Test Availability Exceptions Blackboard added a […]

Seven Life Hacks for Blackboard Grade Center

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Okay, so there was just another post by Rachel Kleinsorge about Blackboard Grade Center, but guess what? It’s the end of the semester and grades are on everyone’s minds. I’ve been talking faculty members through setting up their shiny new Grade Centers when they first set up their Blackboard sites now for many years, and […]

Blackboard Spring Cleaning: Archiving Your Gradebook and Courses

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The term has ended; the dorm rooms have been emptied. Painstakingly-taken class notes were thrown away just minutes after final grades were distributed. Students sold books back or passed them along to friends. No one wanted to carry the minutia of the spring term into their summer. Post-Semester Blackboard Clean-Up A similar ritual takes place […]

The Inline Grading Tool: Blackboard’s Electronic Red Pen

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You might miss the feeling of the red pen in your hand, not to mention its ability to clearly mark portions of an assignment, when students submit assignments electronically through Blackboard. Thankfully, Blackboard’s inline grading process is a red pen for the electronic age.

Creating a Faculty Dossier in Blackboard

This is a temporary fix until the process can be automated by IT. First, you’ll want to download the Faculty Dossier template here:  Download Blackboard Faculty Review template (the file will by default be called ExportFile_FACREV-Template.zip. Make sure you download the file somewhere you can find it. Next, Create a non-academic Blackboard course site using […]

Copy Content From One Blackboard Site to Another Existing Site

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By using the Course Copy tool in Blackboard, you can easily transfer your materials from one course to another.

Create a Non-Academic Blackboard Site

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Many people on campus use Blackboard for things other than courses. Find out how to get started using Blackboard beyond the classroom.

How to Create a Blackboard Site

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Before you can use Blackboard, you have to create your site. Find out how.