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

General FAQ’s about Tunxis Online & Blackboard
(Student-Centered)

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)

Save a Word Document as a PDF file

PDF

Save a PowerPoint Document as a PDF file

PDF

Add a Web Link

PDF

Video (MP4)

How to Embed a YouTube Video as an “Item”

Video (MP4)

How to Narrate a PowerPoint File  
PDF

How to Convert a PowerPoint file to a Video File  
PDF

How to Upload a Video File in Kaltura within Blackboard  
PDF

ConnSCU EdTeach Training YouTube Channel -(Blackboard Learn Tutorials)

Videos

Syllabus

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

Discussions

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

Blackboards Exemplary Course Program Rubric

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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Try This To …

ConnSCU Support
Phone: 
860-723-0221
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 Resource Center accessible from your My Courses module in  Blackboard Learn! You’ll find a treasure trove of information at SELF-PACED MODULES and Training Materials – refer to the picture below:

FacultyOrientation

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