Blackboard Help for Faculty

FAQs (brought to you by Blackboard Support Staff @ Tunxis Community College)

Blackboard Topics – How To:DocumentMultimedia
General – Course Tools – Course Menu
Blackboard Learn Quick Start For FacultyPDF
Login to Blackboard (via MyCommNet)LinkVideo (MP4)
Export course contents (backup of content without student data)PDFVideo (MP4)
Archive course (includes content and student data)Video
Copy Course Content from One Course to AnotherPDFVideo
Selecting an “Entry Point” – Home PageVideo
How to fix an “External URL” message by selecting an “Entry Point”PDFVideo
Creating a Course ContactVideo
Hide or Show Links in the Course MenuPDFVideo (MP4)
Add the “Course Messages” Tool to Your Menu (internal to Blackboard)PDFVideo (MP4)
Hide or Show Courses on the “My Institution” page “My Course” ListPDFVideo (MP4)
Add a Web LinkPDFVideo (MP4)
How to Embed a YouTube Video as an “Item”Video (MP4)
ConnSCU EdTeach Training YouTube Channel -(Blackboard Learn Tutorials)Videos


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


Creating a Discussion Board ForumVideo
Grading a Discussion Board ForumVideo
Changing Discussion Board Forum SettingsVideo
Lock a  Discussion ForumPDFVideo (MP4)
Unlock a Discussion ForumPDFVideo (MP4)
Revise a Name and Description in a Discussion Forum
 Course Reports/Statistics Tracking
Enabling Review Status (Tracking Specific Content Areas/Items Reviewed) PDF
Overall Summary of User ActivityVideo
Running & Saving Course ReportsVideo
Creating a Grade Center ReportVideo
Running a Report on User Activity by Discussion ForumVideo
Saving Course ReportsVideo

Course Design & Best Practices

Distance Education Course Design: Guidelines for Student SuccessLink

Mobile Learn

Blackboard Mobile: Best Practices for Mobile – Friendly CoursesLink
Blackboard Mobile Learn App OverviewLink
Platform-Specific Blackboard Mobile Learn AppLink
Blackboard Mobile FAQ’sLink

Other Popular Help Topics


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ConnSCU Support
On Demand Learning Center for Faculty @ Blackboard
Access a Number of Short Videos and Documents for the Following Topics:

Learn About Some of Blackboard Extensions:

… And don’t forget to visit the Blackboard Learn Faculty Orientation Course accessible from your My Courses module in My Blackboard Learn! You’ll find a treasure trove of information at SELF-PACED MODULES and Training Materials – refer to the picture below:


Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!