The Blackboard Handbook for Teachers and Students

Posted on October 25, 2016 By thesuccessmanual Topic: Education and Schools, Handbook

Despite its buggy reputation about being inefficient and slow as well as accusations of being a patent bully, many educational instititions continue to use Blackboard as a Educational Content Management System. Until a worthy challenger (like Moodle?) arrives on the scene. Till that happens, use this simple guide to resources that help you get the most out Blackboard.

Blackboard Basics for Teachers
BlackBoard Tips and Tutorials for Faculty http://technology.uaa.alaska.edu/blackboard/Blackboard-tutorials.cfm
The Blackboard Control Panel http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/blackboard/control_panel/controlpanel.htm
Preparing Your Course on Blackboard http://www.wheatoncollege.edu/AcademicComputing/Blackboard/Home.html#preparing_courses
Displaying Courses http://www.utexas.edu/academic/blackboard/tutorials/mod/course.html
How to recycle course materials, copy a course or archive a course http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/blackboard/postsemester/postsemester.htm
Hide Your Old Courses http://www.library.upenn.edu/courseware/blackboard/bb-tips.html
Power User Enrollment (to enroll multiple users into the course site all in one step) http://www.indstate.edu/cta/Tutorials/faculty/blackboard/powerUser/poweruserenroll-multiple.htm
Different content types that you can add to BlackBoard http://www.ats.neu.edu/bbblog/2006/09/content-types-that-can-be-added-to.htm
Tips for Deploying a Test in BlackBoard http://www.ats.neu.edu/bbblog/2007/01/tips-for-deploying-test-in-blackboard.html
Creating a test http://www.utexas.edu/academic/blackboard/tutorials/assess_b/create.html
Managing and creating assignments http://li.fccj.edu/bb_tipsheet.htm#Assignments
Content System Website Tool http://www.blackboard.com/extend/b2/
How to Podcast Using BlackBoard http://www.ats.neu.edu/bbblog/2007/03/how-to-podcast-using-blackboard.html
How to Add a Blog to Your BlackBoard Course http://www.ats.neu.edu/bbblog/2007/08/how-to-add-blog-to-your-blackboard.html
How to Add BlackBoard to Facebook http://www.ats.neu.edu/bbblog/2008/06/how-to-add-blackboard-to-facebook.html
How to link e-books to your BlackBoard page. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/services/instruction/faculty/blackboard/EBooks.html
How to integrate Google Scholar with Blackboard http://www.blackboard.com/extend/b2/
Integrating Library Resources into Your Blackboard Courses http://www.reynolds.edu/library/services/integrate-resources-Bb.htm
Adding Teaching Assistants http://www.utexas.edu/academic/blackboard/tutorials/clips_ta/clips_ta.html
Create word glossaries for your different courses http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/isr/TeachingAndTechnology/Blackboard/WhatsNew61/Glossary.html
Customizing Blackboard http://www.blackboard.niu.edu/blackboard/gettingstarted/customizing.shtml
RSS Module with Descriptions http://www.blackboard.com/extend/b2/

Blackboard Basics for Students
Top 10 BlackBoard Tips for Students http://bbfaq.dartmouth.edu/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=27&id=82&artlang=en
Taking Assessments on Blackboard http://irt.austincc.edu/blackboard/sttesting.html
Exam-Taking Tips http://www.laspositascollege.edu/OnlineLearning/exam_tips.php
Guides on Student Home Pages http://web.scc.losrios.edu/instrdev/bb/studenthomepage
Editing Your Homepage http://help.unc.edu/?id=5439
How to Hack Your BlackBoard Login http://cs.axvius.com/blogs/aaron/archive/2007/09/13/how-to-hack-your-blackboard-login.aspx
Chat Help http://www.cidd.gwu.edu/viewlets/student/lightweight_chat/lightweight_chat2_viewlet_swf.html
Browse courses as a guest http://wikis.swarthmore.edu/~wikis/bbwiki/index.php/How_can_I_browse_courses_as_a_guest%3F
Calendar Appointment Scheduler http://www.utexas.edu/academic/blackboard/answers/as.html

Using Blackboard wikis
Using the Wiki Tool in Blackboard for Teaching http://bbfaq.dartmouth.edu/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=28&id=85&artlang=en
How to Add a Wiki to Your BlackBoard Course http://www.ats.neu.edu/bbblog/2007/09/how-to-add-wiki-to-your-blackboard.html
Creating and using wiki tools on Blackboard http://www.ic.stonybrook.edu/blackboard/wiki.shtml

Collaboration Using BlackBoard
Creating and Managing Groups http://li.fccj.edu/blackboard/animate_bb/Create_Groups_viewlet_swf.htm
Using the Discussion Board http://help.unc.edu/?id=4735#d0e326
Using ePortfolios to save and share materials http://www.blackboard.com/corp/objects/images/quicktutorials/eportfolios.swf

Troubleshooting Blackboard
Known Issues with the Blackboard System http://www.usc.edu/its/blackboard/support/known-issues.html
Known Blackboard Bugs Reported and Response http://ce-annotations.blogspot.com/2007/10/bugs-reported-response.html
Browser Tune Up Guide http://www.webct.com/tuneup
How to Empty Your Browser Cache http://www.ats.neu.edu/bbblog/2008/02/how-to-empty-your-browser-cache.html
Course Link Checker http://library.blackboard.com/ref/a157ea6f-5acf-46fb-92c4-0bf85f24f1ac/course_link_checker.htm
Clearing an assignment attempt : Give students a second chance by letting them resubmit work http://www.utexas.edu/academic/blackboard/tutorials/assign_e/clear.html

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