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

Export course contents (backup of content without student data)

PDF

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

Creating a Course Contact

Video

Hide or Show Links in the Course Menu

PDF

Add a Document As a “File” to a Content Area

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

Save a Word Document as a PDF file

PDF

Save a PowerPoint Document as a PDF file

PDF

Add a Web Link

PDF

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
Add your Syllabus as a “File” PDF

Discussions

Creating a Discussion Board Forum

Video

Grading a Discussion Board Forum

Video

Changing Discussion Board Forum Settings

Video

Lock a Discussion Forum

PDF

Unlock a Discussion Forum

PDF

Revise a Name and Description in a Discussion Forum
Assessments
Adding Test Exceptions (Allowing for an Accommodation) PDF
Ally – Accessibility Tool
Ally Basics PDF
Ally Explainer Video Video
Ally Quick Start for Instructors Link
Ally Accessibility Checklist FAQ’s Link
Course Reports/Statistics Tracking
Enabling Review Status (Tracking Specific Content Areas/Items Reviewed) PDF
Course Reports Link
Generate Course Reports Link
Grade History Link
View Discussion Performance & Analytics Link
View Grade Details Link

Course Design & Best Practices

OSCQR Course Design Review checklist

PDF

Best Practices of Course Organization and Information Design

Link

Mobile Learn

Blackboard Mobile: Best Practices for Mobile – Friendly Courses

Link

Get Started with the Blackboard Mobile Learn Apps

Link

Platform-Specific Blackboard Mobile Learn App

Link

Blackboard Mobile Supported Course Content

Link

Supported Files in Mobile Apps

Link

… 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:

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