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Bb 12/16

Organize & Build

General

Fix Missing Grade Center Scroll Bars PDF icon
My Blackboard
Manage and Modify your My Courses module PDF icon
Merged Courses PDF icon
Navigate Inside a Course  
Navigate Outside a Course
Student Preview
Turn Edit Mode ON  - To see instructor links and tools PDF icon

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Getting Started

About Blackboard
Blackboard Terms
Create a Course from Available Structures
Create Content 
  Add Files, Images, Video, Audio
Create My First Assignment PDF icon
Modules
Videos from Blackboard

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Add or Delete Names Manually - Roster PDF icon
Course Availability - Show/Hide course link to students PDF icon
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Announcements - Create and Reorder
Assignments - Create and Edit
Faculty Info (Contacts)
Course Content - Create
Course Content - Edit and Manage
Course Design - Structure, Entry Point,Themes, Banner (1:56)
Course Environment - Orientation PDF icon
Course Menu - Modify PDF icon
     Course Menu - Hide and Show PDF icon
Course-to-Course Navigation - Jump from One Course to Another Quickly  (1:17)

Blackboard Instructor FAQs

Assignments
Course
Email
Grades
Tests
Where Do I Start?
Working with Text

Beyond Basics

Adding an Avatar - a profile image (2:38)
Blank Page on Course Menu - Create (1:10)
Content Collection
   Copy and Move Content
   Organize and Manage Content
Course Files - About
   Add Files to Course Files
   Files Added Automatically to Course Files
   Link to Files and Folders in Course Files
Course Home Page - Edit (2:17)
Course Style Options - Structure, Entry Point, Themes, Menu Style, View
Date Management
File Attachments - FAQ
Formatting HTML Content
Glossary
Learning Module - How to Create PDF icon
Learning Module - Information PDF icon
Learning Module - Add Content (2:39)
Lesson Plan - Information PDF icon
Lesson Plan - Create (2:47)
Mashup - Create (2:12)
Tool Link - Create (3:05)
Tool Link Availability - Manage
Work with Text

Course Utilities

Copy Course
Course Copy to an Existing Course - with Content Collection PDF icon
Export Course
Import Course Package (1:33)
Import Course Package
Course Reports
Statistics Tracking Report - Create (2:33)

eBooks

CSU - Affordable Learning Solutions
- Free Course Materials 
- Lower Cost Course Materials
- Rental Digital eTextbooks 
StanState Bookstore
   - FacultyEnlight - Research, adopt, and share
   - Connection in Bb (Build Content > FacultyEnlight)
   - ​YUZU - Barnes & Noble

Other Management 

Add a Test Student PDF icon
Archive-Export-Import a Course PDF icon
Content Collection - Overview 
Copy or Move Items Within or Between Courses PDF icon
Course Contact - Create, Faculty Information
Student Preview
Task - Create and Manage 
YouTube Mashup PDF icon

Blackboard Information

Blackboard 9 Instructor Help Page
Blackboard 9 Student Page

My CSUStan

Documentation for Faculty
MyCSUStan Entry Page

Bb Best Practices

        Accessibility
        Analyze Course Effectiveness
        Attaching Files
        Captioning Video Content
        Commenting on Reflective Writing
        Copyright
        Course Content
        CSU Chico Exemplary Online Instruction
        Effective Discussion Questions
        Exemplary Course Rubric PDF icon
        Formatting Accessible Documents
        Groups
        Help Students Succeed
        Increase Student Retention
        Interact
        Intro Video - Add an engaging intro video for your students
        Performance
        Plagiarism
        Reuse and Save Content
        Teaching Strategies for Bb

Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series Recordings 

Communication & Collaboration

Notifications 

Notifications
Settings
Types
-  Dashboard

Communication

Announcements
Calendar
E-Mail
Faculty Information - Contacts

Blog

Blogs, Create, Edit & Manage
Grade

Discussion Board

Discussions
- About Discussions, Forums, and Threads
- Create Discussions
- Create Forums
- Create Threads
- Manage Discussions
- Moderate Discussions
- Reply to Discussion Posts
- Search and Collect Discussions
- Grade Discussions
- View Discussion Statistics
- Group Discussions

Journal

Journals - Use, Create, View, Edit/Manage
Grade Journals
Best Practice: Grading Reflective Writing

Wiki

Wikis - Benefits, Create, Comment, Edit/Manage
Grade Wikis
Best Practice: Interactive Tools in Action

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Portfolios

Portfolios  

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Groups

Groups 
Create and Manage Groups 
Groups Page 
Group Tools 
Create Group Links 
Send Email to a Group 
Import and Export Groups 

Create Group Assignment 
Grade Group Assignment 

Best Practices: Groups - Collaboration, Presenting, Membership, Assessment 

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Tasks

Tasks 

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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate  
Blackboard Collaborate Sessions 
Blackboard Collaborate Handbook PDF icon
Blackboard Collaborate Launcher - Windows, Mac, Troubleshoot
Using Jaws with Blackboard Collaborate 
Keyboard Navigation in Blackboard Collaborate 

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Camtasia

About the Screen Recording and Video Editing Software 
Tutorials - Mac and Windows - TechSmith.com

Mediasite

Content Streaming Service 
Add Mediasite Link to Bb Content Page PDF icon 

VoiceThread

Introduction to VoiceThread
Blackboard Integration - Instructors 
Blackboard Integration - Students 
Create VoiceThread 

Zoom

Web Conferencing 

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Bb Mobile Apps

Blackboard Mobile Apps 
Bb Grader - Instructors - iPad 
Bb Student - iOS, Android, Windows 
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NOTE:  Advise students not to take tests on Mobile Devices or using WiFi on computers.
- see Test Taking Tips 

Assessment

Accessibility

Accessibility Information 
Accessibility Features 
Accessible Course Content  Create PDF icon
Adaptive Release 
Test Availability Exceptions PDF icon

Bb Assignment Link

Assignments 
- Create and Edit
- Grade Settings
- Multiple Attempts
- Grade
- Download
- SafeAssign
- Self and Peer Assessment
- Portfolio
 Assignments - Create - Screen Shots PDF icon
Inline Assignment Grading - for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF files PDF icon

SafeAssign - Integrated Plagiarism tool, an alternative to TurnItIn 
SafeAssign Originality Reports 

TurnItIn Assignment

TII Bb Integration Instructor Manual
TII File Type and Word Processor Compatibility 
TII Help Center 
TII System Requirements 
TII Teaching Tools - Rubrics, Lesson Plans  

TII on iPad - User Manual 

TII Error 423 - Contact TII Helpdesk 
- or Call (866) 816-5046,  ext. 214.

CSU Stanislaus TII Information Page 

Tests, Surveys, and Pools 

Tests, Pools, and Surveys 
- Create
- Question Types
- Reuse Questions
- Resolve Issues
- Question Settings
- Edit Tests and Questions
- Grade Tests
- Item Analysis
- Test and Survey Options
- Question Metadata
- Test and Survey Results
Test Feedback Options (samples, College of DuPage)

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Test Questions Videos

Create a Test Question (2:36)
Build a Pool of Test Questions (1:41)
Create a Random Block of Test Questions (3:08)
Upload Test Questions from Microsoft Excel (2:24)

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Grade Center

Grading
- Navigate
- Grade Columns
- Customizing the Interface
- Grading Tests
- Rubrics
- Grade History
- Grade Reports and Statistics
- Share and Reuse Grade Data
Working Offline with Grade Data - Download/Upload

Bb YouTube Videos
Grade Discussions, Blogs, Journals, Wikis (2:32)
Use Grade Details to see Attempts and Assign Grades (1:28)
Download and Upload Grades (2:39)
Create a Smart View (2:06)
Color Code (1:44)
Anonymous Grading (2:35)

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Additional Information

Download and Print the Bb Grade Center as a Spreadsheet 
Set Grade Center Due Dates PDF icon
Set Safari Preferences to Keep a File Zipped PDF icon
Unzip Files from the Bb Grade Center PDF icon
Upload Test Questions 

Student Performance and Retention 

Track Performance 
Course Reports
Tasks
Performance Dashboard
Retention Center  
Student Preview

Third Party Tools

Respondus - Test creation, management, and publishing software for Windows 
Student Response System - Clicker Pedagogy & Resources 
TurnItIn - Plagiarism Prevention - Resources for Educators 
Four Test Generator Tools (College of DuPage)
  - Some directions refer to older Bb versions.  Use the Test Canvas Upload Questions button to import the file.

Other Assessment Tool Videos

Automatically Adjust Dates in a Copied Course (3:12)
Create Item Statistics Report (2:33)
Item Analysis (5:00)
 

 

Communication & Collaboration

Notifications 

        Notifications 
           Settings 
           Types 
           Dashboard 

Communication

        Announcements 
        Calendar 
        E-Mail 
        Faculty Information - Contacts 

Blog

        Blogs 
        Create 
        Edit and Manage 
        Grade 

Discussion Board

Discussion Basics 
Including
   About Discussions, Forums, and Thread
   Create Discussions
   Create Forums
   Create Threads
   Manage Discussions
   Moderate Discussions
   Reply to Discussion Posts
   Search and Collect Discussions
   Grade Discussions
   View Discussion Statistics
   Group Discussions
Best Practice: Interactive Tools in Action 

Journal

Journals 
Including
   How to use journals
   Create a journal
   Journal topic page
   Create journal entries
   View journal drafts
   Comment on a journal entry
   Edit and manage journals
   Add a journals link to the course menu
   Troubleshoot journal management
Grade Journals
Best Practice:  Benefits of Reflective Learning 

Wiki

Wikis 
Including
   Benefits of using wikis
   When should you use wikis?
   The parts of a wiki
   Create a wiki topic
   Wiki topic page
   Wikis listing page
   Wiki pages
   Create wiki pages
   Link to other wiki pages
   Comment on a wiki page
   Edit and manage wikis
   Add a wiki link to the course menu
Best Practice: Wikis in Action 
Grade Wiki

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Portfolios

Portfolios 
Including
Assigned portfolios 
Assigned portfolios and inline grading 
My Portfolios Page - Students Page 

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Groups

Groups 
Create and Manage Groups 
Groups Page 
Group Tools 
Create Group Links 
Send Email to a Course Group 
Import and Export Groups 
Best Practices: Groups 
Spaces Tool 

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       Create Group Assignment 
       Grade Group Assignment    

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Tasks

Tasks 

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Blackboard Collaborate 

Blackboard Collaborate 
Blackboard Collaborate Sessions  
Blackboard Collaborate Handbook PDF icon
Blackboard Collaborate Launcher (Windows, Mac, Troubleshoot)
Using Jaws with Blackboard Collaborate 
Keyboard Navigation in Blackboard Collaborate 

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Camtasia

    About the Screen Recording and Video Editing Software 
    Tutorials - Mac and Windows 

Mediasite

     Content Streaming Service 
     Add Mediasite Link to Bb Content Page PDF icon

VoiceThread

     Introduction to VoiceThread 
     Blackboard Integration - Instructors 
     Blackboard Integration - Students 
     Create VoiceThread 

Zoom

     Web Conferencing 

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Bb Mobile Apps

        Blackboard Mobile 
        Bb Grader - Instructors (iPad) 
        Bb Student (iOS, Android, Windows) 
        Bb Mobile Learn (iOS, Android) 

Assessment

Accessibility

        Accessibility Information 
        Accessible Course Content  Create PDF icon
        Adaptive Release Rules 
        Adaptive Release Criteria 
        Basic and Advanced Adaptive Release 
        Content - Customize Release - Adaptive Release 
        Test Availability Exceptions PDF icon

Bb Assignment Link

        ​Assignments 
           Best Practices: Assignments 
           Assignments - Create 
           Assignments - Create - Screen Shots PDF icon
           Assignment Grade Settings 
           Assignment Multiple Attempts 
        Edit and Manage Assignments 
        ​Grade Assignments
           ​Inline Assignment Grading - for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF files PDF icon
           Anonymous Grading 
           Delegated Grading 
              Best Practices: Delegated Grading 

        ​Download Assignments 
        ​Self and Peer Assessment 

        SafeAssign - Integrated Plagiarism tool, an alternative to TurnItIn 
        SafeAssign Originality Reports 

Turn It In Assignment

        ​TII Bb Integration Instructor Manual 
        TII Educator Network - Best Practices, Blog, Tools 
        ​TII File Type and Word Processor Compatibility 
        ​TII Help Center 
        ​TII System Requirements 
        ​TII Teaching Tools - Rubrics, Lesson Plans  

        ​TII on iPad - User Manual 

        TII Error 423 - Contact TII Helpdesk 
         - or Call (866) 816-5046,  ext. 214.
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        ​CSU Stanislaus TII Information Page 

Tests, Surveys, and Pools 

        ​Getting Started - Create Tests and Surveys 
        ​Create Tests and Surveys
        ​Set Test and Survey Options
           Test Feedback Options  samples, College of DuPage)
        ​Edit Tests and Questions
        ​Test and Survey Canvas
        ​Deploy Tests and Surveys
        Delete Tests and Surveys
        ​Test and Survey Question Status
        ​Test and Survey Results
        Question Settings
        Question Metadata
        ​Reuse Questions
         ​Random Block
         Question Sets
         ​Upload Questions
         ​Question Pools
        ​Create and Edit Pools
        ​Import or Export Tests, Survey, and Pools
        ​Grade Tests
        ​Item Analysis
        ​Resolve Student Issues with Tests
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Question Types 
        ​Calculated Formula
        ​Calculate Numeric
        ​Either/Or
        Essay
        ​File Response
        ​Fill in Multiple Blanks
        ​Fill in the Blank
        ​Hot Spot
        ​Jumbled Sentence
        ​Matching
        ​Multiple Answer
        ​Multiple Choice
        ​Opinion Scale and Likert
        ​Ordering
        ​Quiz Bowl
        ​Short Answer
        ​True or False

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Test Questions (Videos)
        ​Create a Test Question (2:36)
        ​Build a Pool of Test Questions (1:41)
        ​Create a Random Block of Test Questions (3:08)
        ​Upload Test Questions from Microsoft Excel (2:24)

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Grade Center
        Grade Center 
        Grade Center Interface
        Needs Grading Page
        Grade Center Interactions
        Customize Grade Center
          Grade Center Columns
          Grade Columns
          Total Columns
          Weighted Columns
          Average Columns
          Minimum/Maximum Columns
          Extra Credit Columns
        Grade Center Categories
        Smart Views
        Organize Grade Center Data
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        Grading 
         Enter Grades
         Grade Details
         Override Grades
         Curve Grades
         Calculate and Exempt Grades
         Delete or Clear Grades
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        Grade Center Reporting 
         Grade History
         Grade Center Statistics
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        Upload or Download Grade Center Items for Working Offline 
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Videos
​​        Grade Discussions, Blogs, Journals, Wikis (2:32)
        ​Use Grade Details to see Attempts and Assign Grades (1:28)
        ​Download and Upload Grades (2:39)
        ​Create a Smart View (2:06)
        ​Color Code (1:44)
        ​Anonymous Grading (2:35)

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Additional Information

Download and Print the Bb Grade Center as a Spreadsheet 
Set Grade Center Due Dates PDF icon
Set Safari Preferences to Keep a File Zipped PDF icon
Unzip Files from the Bb Grade Center PDF icon
Upload Test Questions 

Student Performance and Retention 

Retention Center  
Course Reports
Performance Dashboard
Tasks
Student Preview

Third Party Tools

Respondus - Test creation, management, and publishing software for Windows 
Student Response System - Clicker Pedagogy & Resources 
TurnItIn - Plagiarism Prevention - Resources for Educators 
Four Test Generator Tools (College of DuPage)
  - Some directions refer to older Bb versions.  Use the Test Canvas Upload Questions button to import the file.

Other Assessment Tools

        ​Automatically Adjust Dates in a Copied Course (3:12)
        ​Create Item Statistics Report (2:33)
        ​Item Analysis (5:00)