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On this page, you will find resources and tutorials that cover the essentials of using Blackboard to deliver content, engage your class, and deliver assessments. This page is far from exhaustive, but it should be a good resource to get started. You can also search for Blackboard published tutorials and explanations on their Help site for Instructors. We also regularly expand and update content on our YouTube channel.

Getting Started

Course Design and Management

Blackboard Course Copy Request Form
Editing your MyCourses List
Browser Compatibility Check
Archiving your Grade Center content
How to log in to Blackboard Copying Course Content into a new term
Uploading your Syllabus Moving Content Items around your course
Course Navigation - the Basics Course to Course Navigation
Sending Email through Bb Using Student Preview
Creating Course Announcements

Building Content

Blackboard Assignments

Understanding the Text Editor Creating an Assignment
Adding an Item How Students Submit Assignments
Adding a File Group Assignments
Adding a Web Link In-line grading
Adding a Mashup Creating a rubric
Organize your content with folders Associating a rubric with an assignment
Setting your course entry page Grading assignments with a rubric
Course links Exporting a rubric to use in another course
Uploading video media with Kaltura

Tests and Pools

Engagement Tools

Creating a Test Creating a Discussion Board
Creating Questions and Question Types Creating Groups and Using Group Tools
Linking to tests in a content area Journals
Adjusting Test Options Blogs
Building a Pool Blackboard Wikis
Building a Test from a Pool with Random Blocks Blackboard Collaborate
Automatic RE-grading
Clearing a previous test attempt
Importing test questions from Word with Respondus

Grade Center

Printing Tests from Blackboard with Respondus Tour the Grade Center
Importing and Exporting tests into a different course Setting up a Weighted Total Column
Automatic columns
Creating columns by hand

Turn It In

Showing and Hiding Columns
Creating a TurnItIn Assignment Create and Use Categories
Submitting a TurnItIn Assignment Editing Column Information
Understanding Originality Checks Archiving your Grade Center
Using Grademark and Quick Comments The 'Needs Grading' Page
Grading TurnItIn assignments
Creating Peermark Assignments