Blackboard User Guides

Find answers to your questions and learn to use Blackboard tools

Below are step-by-step guides to assist you with Blackboard tools and operations. Please contact ITAS at ITAS@wsutech.edu if you have questions or need further assistance. 

Attendance 

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This guide will walk you through how to access attendance from your Blackboard course and taking roll for the class.

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Assignments and Grading 

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This guide will help you learn how to grade assignments using the Blackboard Annotate tool.

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This guide will walk your students through how to submit an assignment via the drop box in Blackboard.

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This guide will help you set up a basic Grade Center in Blackboard.  You will learn how to setup a points-based or weighted grade center, a grading schema, categories and how to add assignment columns. 

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This guide will walk you through how to setup and utlize a discussion board in Blackboard with your students.

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This guide will walk you through how to set Retention Center alerts, send notifications to students and other concern parties about their progress and view your participation in the course as an instructor.

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This guide will walk you through the process of submitting your final grades to the registrar through Blackboard.

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This guide will walk you through how to setup content to be released based using adaptive release rules such as a mastery score required on previous content and assignments that were accessed or completed before teh student can even see future content.

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Course Copy and Uploading Your Syllabus

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This guide will walk you through the process of copying content in a template, master or another course to your live course where students will access it.

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This guide will show you where to find the syllabi templates in Blackboard. 

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This guide will help you to upload your syllabus to your course shell in Blackboard for your students.

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Creating and Using Tests

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This guide will walk you through how to setup tests to pull a set number of random questions from a question pool and display those questions to the student in an exam or test.

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This guide will walk you through how to create a test using test pools.

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This guide will walk you through how to move an exam or test from one course to another by exporting it and then importing it.  Steps to deploy the exam or test after it has been imported is covered as well.

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This guide will walk you through how to import an exam or test from Exam View and then importing it to Blackboard.  Steps to deploy the exam or test after it has been imported is covered as well.

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Content Editor

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This guide is a one-page summary of the major enhancements to the Content Editor in Blackboard. 

 

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This guide is a two page document listing quick tips for using the Content Editor in Blackboard. 

 

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This guide is a detailed tool-by-tool comparison of the Blackboard Content Editor tools before and after the update.

 

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