Faculty Help & How-To

All CT Community Colleges use Blackboard as their Learning Management System (LMS)….

Blackboard Topics – How To:

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General – Course Tools – Course Menu
Login to Blackboard (via MyCommNet)

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Export course contents (backup of content without student data)Link  Video (MP4)
Archive course (includes content and student data)
Copy Course Content from One Course to Another

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Hide or Show Links in the Course Menu

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Customize the “Entry Point” of your course

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Add the “Course Messages” Tool to Your Menu (internal to Blackboard)

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Hide or Show Courses on the “My Institution” page “My Course” List

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Add a “Test Student” & Log in as a “Test Student”

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Add a Web Link

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ConnSCU EdTeach Training YouTube Channel -(Blackboard Learn Tutorials)

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Syllabus  

Add your Syllabus as an “Item” PDFVideo (MP4)
Add your Syllabus as a “File” PDFVideo (MP4)

Discussions

Lock a  Discussion Forum

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Unlock a Discussion ForumPDFVideo (MP4)
Revise a Name and Description in a Discussion Forum

Course Design & Best Practices

Distance Education Course Design: Guidelines for Student Success

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Student Performance & Tracking
Monitor Student Progress Through The Use of The Performance Dashboard Video
Retention Center: Focus Attention and Monitor Student Engagement Video

Mobile Learn

Blackboard Mobile: Best Practices for Mobile – Friendly Courses

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Blackboard Mobile Learn App Overview

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Blackboard Mobile Learn App for Android Users

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Blackboard Mobile FAQ’s

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