Blackboard Tutorials

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 Advancing Dates Using Date Management 

Video

This video features the Date Management tool, which can be used to automatically advance due dates of assignments after a course is copied. Click on the Video link above to access the video.

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Using the Text Editor

Video Handout | PowerPoint Presentation

The text editor is a tool available in many areas within Blackboard. This guide will show you the most prominent features to help you enter and edit text and other elements appearing on the screen.

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Setting Availability Dates

Video | Handout | PowerPoint Presentation

Interested in setting up availability dates in your course? This tutorial covers editing controlled student views of course materials. View tutorial materials by clicking the corresponding links above. We have an instructional video, handout, and PowerPoint presentation on the topic available.

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Adding Users to a Course

Video | Handout | PowerPoint Presentation

Did a student enroll in your course under special circumstances? Want to add a colleague to one of your courses? This tutorial shows you how to add users to your course. View tutorial materials by clicking the corresponding links above. We have an instructional video, handout, and PowerPoint presentation on the topic available.

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Uploading Files

Video | Handout | PowerPoint Presentation

There are multiple ways of sharing files in Blackboard. Learn about the three ways during this tutorial. View tutorial materials by clicking the corresponding links above. We have an instructional video, handout, and PowerPoint presentation on the topic available.

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Adding Contacts

Video | Handout | PowerPoint Presentation

It's important to keep your contact information updated and available to students. This tutorial will walk you through how to use Blackboard's built-in Contacts tool. View tutorial materials by clicking the corresponding links above. We have an instructional video, handout, and PowerPoint presentation on the topic available.

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Adding Course Menu Items

Video | Handout | PowerPoint Presentation

Need to add a course link or page to your menu? This tutorial shows you how to customize the items in your course menu. View tutorial materials by clicking the corresponding links above. We have an instructional video, handout, and PowerPoint presentation on the topic available.

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Converting Microsoft Word Documents to PDFs

Video | Handout | PowerPoint Presentation

Learn how to convert your Microsoft Word documents in to PDFs using this tutorial. View tutorial materials by clicking the corresponding links above. We have an instructional video, handout, and PowerPoint presentation on the topic available.

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Creating Smart Views with Groups

Smart Views is a filtering feature of Blackboard allowing an instructor to set up "views" of the Grade Center based on varuious criteria. We often use them to filter the Grade Center based on Group Membership.

1)      Create Your Groups, adding the appropriate members
2)      Go to the groups list > Select all groups for which you would like to create a Smart View “filter” > Mouseover Bulk Actions >  Click Create Smart View for Group:

Selecting the appropriate groups to create Smart Views

3)      Go to Grade Center > Full Grade Center
4)      Mouseover Manage > Click Smart Views
5)      Click the Star for each Smart View you would like to place under the Grade Center Menu Option then Click OK.

Selecting Smart Views for inclusion under the Grade Center Menu

6) The filter options based on the groups will appear under the Grade Center Menu Option:

List of Smart View filters appearing under the Grade Center Menu Option

For additional information, visit Using Smart Views in the Grade Center.

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