Happy Thanksgiving! There are no classes on Wednesday, November 21, but the college offices will be open. After that the college is closed until classes resume on Monday.

Blackboard Help for Faculty

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

Blackboard Topics – How To: Document Multimedia
General – Course Tools – Course Menu
Blackboard Learn Quick Start For Faculty PDF
Login to Blackboard (via MyCommNet) Link Video (MP4)
Export course contents (backup of content without student data) PDF Video (MP4)
Archive course (includes content and student data) Video
Copy Course Content from One Course to Another PDF Video
Selecting an “Entry Point” – Home Page Video
How to fix an “External URL” message by selecting an “Entry Point” PDF Video
Creating a Course Contact Video
Hide or Show Links in the Course Menu PDF Video (MP4)
Add the “Course Messages” Tool to Your Menu (internal to Blackboard) PDF Video (MP4)
Hide or Show Courses on the “My Institution” page “My Course” List PDF Video (MP4)
Add a Web Link PDF Video (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”  PDF Video (MP4)
Add your Syllabus as a “File”  PDF Video (MP4)


Creating a Discussion Board Forum Video
Grading a Discussion Board Forum Video
Changing Discussion Board Forum Settings Video
Lock a  Discussion Forum PDF Video (MP4)
Unlock a Discussion Forum PDF Video (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 Activity Video
Running & Saving Course Reports Video
Creating a Grade Center Report Video
Running a Report on User Activity by Discussion Forum Video
Saving Course Reports Video

Course Design & Best Practices

Distance Education Course Design: Guidelines for Student Success Link

Mobile Learn

Blackboard Mobile: Best Practices for Mobile – Friendly Courses Link
Blackboard Mobile Learn App Overview Link
Platform-Specific Blackboard Mobile Learn App Link
Blackboard Mobile FAQ’s Link

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!