Category Archives: Tips

End of Semester Preparation

If you are an instructor using Blackboard and haven’t gotten around to archiving your courses and you want to keep a record of your students’ grades and discussion board interactions, now is the time to archive your course, download your … Continue reading

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Student information Disappears from Fall ’13 courses Feb. 18

On February  18th, instructors’ students will be disappearing from last semester’s Blackboard courses. These courses have IDs that begin with 201310_.  So if you are an instructor using Blackboard and haven’t gotten around to archiving your courses and you want to … Continue reading

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Adding Users to a Course

Need to add a teaching assistant, administrative assistant, or writing consultant to your course? You will not need to add students since this information comes from the Registrar. Follow these easy steps:

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Retaining Grades and Student Materials

Sixty days after the last day of each semester, instructors’ students will disappear from that semester’s Blackboard courses. In general, this means students will disappear from fall courses early the next February and will disappear from spring courses in the … Continue reading

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Keeping on Track This Semester

Blackboard has a NEW Calendar feature to help you keep track of due dates in your courses. As professors add material and assignments to the course, along with due dates for those items, they will appear on your calendar color … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Hopefully it was a very productive summer for all. As we turn our attention to Fall 2013, it is time for faculty to request Blackboard courses and for students to get back up to speed on how to turn in … Continue reading

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Atomic Learning Building Block Now Available

If you are not familiar with Atomic Learning, it is the online video training services provider for the University of Richmond.  There are hundreds of applications in their inventory, often spanning multiple versions of the application and for both Windows … Continue reading

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Using Assessments

It is time to give assessments and Blackboard can help! The following information assists you in creating a test and deploying it in Blackboard.

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NEW Feature – Improved Pasting from Word

We all do it and we all suffer. You know what I mean, we copy our text, tables and other information from Microsoft Word into Blackboard. The next thing you see is an item that doesn’t display correctly or at … Continue reading

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Blackboard Tip: Customizing your course, part 1

Did you know you could customize several aspects of Blackboard to meet your needs? Start by deleting buttons you don’t use for your course by clicking on the chevron on the button and “delete”. (Make sure to select your course … Continue reading

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