Bb9 'How-to' Info

Blackboard 9 offers significant enhancements in the functionality as well as interface design to the users.

The following Tip Sheets will be helpful to faculty using Bb9:

The End of the Semester Checklist contains information that will assist you in wrapping up the semester as well as helping you prepare for using Blackboard in future semesters. 

Blackboard 9 End of the Semester Checklist

Setting Up and Managing Your Course

Edit Mode
Setting Up Course Framework
Contact Information
Customizing Course Design
Checking Your Course Menu
Making Your Course Available
Course Copy
Viewing Your Roster
Enrolling Students

Course Building Tools

Adding a Content Area to your Course Menu
Uploading Course Syllabus
Adding Content to Course Documents

Course Evaluation Tools

Evaluation Tools Overview
Creating an Assignment
Early Warning System
Performance Dashboard
Tests and Surveys
Turnitin through Blackboard

Course Collaboration Tools

Collaboration Tools Overview
Posting an Announcement
Virtual Classroom and Office Hours
Elluminate Live! through Blackboard
Email
Groups
Journals
Blogs
Messages
Course Calendar

Grade Center

Grade Center Overview
Setting Up the Grade Center
Customizing and Organizing the Grade Center
Categorizing and Grading Schemas
Adding Grades
Adding Comments to a Grade
Adding Extra Credit
Viewing Display Options
Weighted Grades
Sending Email through the Grade Center

Quick Starts Guides from Blackboard

The Blackboard Quick Start Guides are PDF documents that contain information and instructions about selected features available in Blackboard Release 9.

SafeAssign Instructor Manual
Getting Started with the Course Environment
Getting Started with Course Content
Getting Started with Assignments
Getting Started with Learning Modules
Getting Started with Groups
Getting Started with Building a Test
Getting Started with the Grade Center