Category Archives: Tips

Phishing Attempt

Please be aware of a current attempt to get your personal information through an email posing as something from the Blackboard Learn. A screenshot of the email is below. Please know that University of Richmond Information Services will never ask … Continue reading

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Requesting Blackboard Courses

For faculty choosing to use Blackboard with their academic courses, a new Blackboard course must be requested each semester. To request a Blackboard course, please follow these few steps. Go to http://blackboard.richmond.edu and look to the right of the log-in … Continue reading

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Course Copy

Sometimes it is desirable to copy a course from a previous semester and then make changes to the new course. This is done through the course copy feature in Blackboard. First, go into the OLD course and then select “Packages … Continue reading

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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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