IT Update: Blackboard Upgrade

IT Update: Blackboard Upgrade

On Thursday during the hours of midnight to 4:00am, the Office of Information Technology will be upgrading the Blackboard site to the newest version. Although the interface will look the same, there are some new features and enhancements that could be beneficial. Below are a list of the new features and enhancements.   Grade Center Improvements […]

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Blackboard: Course to Course Navigation

The course to course navigation features allows you to quickly move between courses.  This feature comes in handy when you want to quickly switch between different courses you are teaching. The tutorial below shows you how to navigate between courses while retaining the context of the task you were performing in the original course.   […]

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Blackboard: Adding an Avatar Picture

                        An avatar is a photo or a digital image that represents a user.Your avatar appears throughout Blackboard, including the portal where you log in, the modules within your courses, and within journal and blog entries. Adding a photo of yourself allows your students to get acquainted with you before the semester starts. I […]

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Blackboard: Using the Grade Center

                        Are you interested in using the Grade Center in Blackboard for the coming fall semester? If so, I have put together a guide that will get you started with all of the Grade Center features. Of course, if you have any questions please […]

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Blackboard: Course Copy

Did you know that you could transfer content from course to course on Blackboard without having to post everything again? Blackboard allows you to copy some or all the content and settings from one course to another. With the start of summer classes coming, this will be a time saver. Watch the short video below […]

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Blackboard: Downloading the Grade Center

Since the semester is coming to a close, I thought it would be appropriate to blog about downloading the grade center from Blackboard.  Instructors have the ability to download Grade Center data as an excel file. The downloaded file is a useful backup of students grades. Instructors can select specific data to download, or download […]

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Blackboard: 5 Tips and Tricks

Check out the list of tips and tricks I have compiled below to help make your Blackboard experience easier!   Blackboard now has an easy way to navigate between recently visited modules, such as content pages, Grace Center, ect., in different courses or other courses you are enrolled in. Click on the down arrow next to […]

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Blackboard: Bring the Scrollbars Back

Are you using a Mac and noticed that the scrollbars in the Grade Center of Blackboard are no longer there? OSX Lion and Mountain Lion by default don’t show scroll bars unless you scroll the page. Blackboard is aware of the problem and will be addressing this in a future release but for now you will need to […]

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