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Assignment Tools

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Allow Additional Attempts for an AssignmentWATCH ITPRINT IT
Anonymous GradingWATCH ITPRINT IT
Associate Rubric to an AssignmentWATCH ITPRINT IT
Clear Assignment AttemptWATCH ITPRINT IT
Create an AssignmentWATCH ITPRINT IT
Create Group AssignmentWATCH ITPRINT IT
Delegate Grading to Teaching Asssitants or GradersWATCH ITPRINT IT
Delete an AssignmentWATCH ITPRINT IT
Direct Submit WATCH ITPRINT IT
Download Assignments to Grade OfflineWATCH ITPRINT IT
Download SafeAssign Assignments to Grade OfflineWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade an Assignment with Multiple AttemptsWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade Group AssignmentWATCH ITPRINT IT
Inline Grading AssignmentWATCH ITPRINT IT
Interpret Safe Assignment ReportWATCH ITPRINT IT
Reconcile Delegated Assignment GradingWATCH IT
SafeAssign AssignmentWATCH ITPRINT IT
Set Multiple Attempts for an AssignmentWATCH ITPRINT IT

Browser and Plugins

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Check Browser and Operating SystemWATCH IT
Clear Browser Cache Firefox | Google Chrome | Safari
Popup Blocker - Disable and EnableFirefox | Google Chrome | Safari
Supported BrowsersPRINT IT

Collaboration Tools

Blog

A blog is like a journal that has commenting system. Blogs in blackboard have two elements – Blog Entries (allow text, images, links, multimedia, mashups, and attachments) and Comments (remarks and responses to blog entries made by course members and the instructor) . There three types of blogs in Blackboard: Course Blogs,  Individual Blogs and Group Blogs. 

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Add a Link to Blog Tool on Menu Bar and in Content AreaPRINT IT
Create, Edit and Delete a BlogWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade Blog EntryWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade Group Blog Entry and Change Individual Student GradePRINT IT

Discussion Board

The discussion board is a tool for sharing thoughts and ideas about class materials. Depending on how the instructor set up the course, the students access the discussion board from either through course menu or a course area, such as a content area, learning module, lesson plan, or folder. The main

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Add Discussion Tool Link to Course Menu and in Content AreaPRINT IT
Change Settings for Discussion Board FORUMWATCH ITPRINT IT
Create Discussion FORUM and Discussion ThreadWATCH IT
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Difference between Discussion FORUM and Discussion ThreadPRINT IT
Grade Discussion FORUM and Discussion ThreadsWATCH IT
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Moderate and Rate Discussion Board ContentWATCH IT
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Search and Collect Discussion Board PostsWATCH ITPRINT IT

Journal

Journals are a personal space for students to communicate privately with instructor. They can be used as a self-reflective tool to post opinions, ideas, and concerns. The instructor can choose to make journal entries public – allowing all course members to view all entries, or private – allowing only instructor to view the entries.

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Create, Edit and Comment on a JournalWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade a Journal Entry by Individual StudentsWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade Journal Entry by GroupWATCH ITPRINT IT

Wiki

A wiki is a collaborative tool that allows the instructor and students to contribute and modify one or more pages of course related materials. The users can collaborate on content, offer comments, and individual work can be graded by the instructor. Users within a course can create and edit wiki pages that pertain to the course or a course group. 

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Add Wikis Link to Course MenuWATCH ITPRINT IT
Create a Wiki TopicWATCH ITPRINT IT
Create, Edit and Manage a Wiki PageWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade a Wiki - Individual and GroupWATCH ITPRINT IT
Link to other Wiki PagesWATCH ITPRINT IT

Groups

Instructors can create groups of students within a course. These course groups have their own area in the course to collaborate with tools including: Email, File exchange, Discussion forums, Collaboration sessions and Journal.

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Add Link to Group on Course Menu and in Content Area WATCH ITPRINT IT
Create a GroupWATCH ITPRINT IT
A Flow Chart
Create Group SetsWATCH ITPRINT IT
Create a Group AssignmentWATCH ITPRINT IT
Change an Individual Student's Grade in a GroupWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade a Group AssignmentWATCH ITPRINT IT

Communication Tools

Announcements

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Create, Modify and Remove an AnnouncementWATCH ITPRINT IT
Hide Announcements from Old Course under 'My Courses' ModuleWATCH ITPRINT IT

Course Message

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Add Course Messages Tool to Menu Bar (Navigation Bar) WATCH ITPRINT IT
Create a Messages Folder WATCH ITPRINT IT
Create and Delete Course MessagesWATCH ITPRINT IT
Manage (Move) Course Messages into FolderWATCH ITPRINT IT
Difference Between Course Messages and EmailWATCH ITPRINT IT
Print Course MessagesPRINT IT

Email

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Add Email Tool to the Menu Bar (Navigation Bar)WATCH ITPRINT IT
Create and Send EmailWATCH ITPRINT IT
Send Email from Announcement Area and Grade CenterPRINT IT

Course Content

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Add Item or File to a Content AreaWATCH ITPRINT IT
Add SCORM Learning Object in Content AreaWATCH ITPRINT IT
Add Zipped/Packaged File to Content AreaWATCH ITPRINT IT
Add Audio Clip, Image and Video Clip to Content AreaAudio | Image | VideoPRINT IT
Add URL (Web Link) to Content AreaWATCH ITPRINT IT
Add Learning Module and Content Folder to Content Area Learning Modules | Content FoldersPRINT IT
Add Course Link to a Content AreaWATCH ITPRINT IT
Add Mashup to a Content AreaWATCH ITPRINT IT
Add SoftChalk SCORM PackageWATCH ITPRINT IT
Add, Customize and Manage Module PageWATCH ITPRINT IT
Assign Adaptive Release and Advanced Adaptive Release to an ItemWATCH ITPRINT IT
Copy, Delete and Move Content ItemsWATCH ITPRINT IT
Course Copy - Copy Course Content from One Course to Another CourseWATCH ITPRINT IT
Export Course ContentWATCH ITPRINT IT

Course Navigation

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Add Course Banner to CourseWATCH ITPRINT IT
Organize the Course Menu (Navigation Bar): Arrange, Delete, Add Items (links to Tools and Content Areas)WATCH ITPRINT IT
Change Course Menu (Navigation Bar) Style and Apply Course ThemeCourse ThemePRINT IT
Components on Blackboard Learn Interface (Screen)WATCH ITPRINT IT
Global Navigation and My BlackboardWATCH ITPRINT IT
Hide/Unhide Course Menu (Navigation Bar)WATCH ITPRINT IT
Organize Your Course ListWATCH ITPRINT IT
Set Course Entry PointWATCH ITPRINT IT
Turn Tools On and OFF in a CourseWATCH ITPRINT IT

Course Tools

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Achievements Tool Set UpWATCH ITPRINT IT
Adaptive Release and Advanced Adaptive ReleasePRINT ITAdvanced Adaptive Release | Adaptive Release
Adaptive Release CriteriaWATCH ITPRINT IT
Calendar Tool - Add, Delete and Edit Event WATCH ITPRINT IT
Calendar Tool - InterfaceWATCH ITPRINT IT
Course Contacts ToolWATCH ITPRINT IT
Course Task - Create, Edit and DeleteWATCH ITPRINT IT
Date ManagementWATCH ITPRINT IT
Enroll & Remove Users, and Course RolesWATCH ITPRINT IT
Glossary - Create, Add, Upload and DownloadWATCH ITPRINT IT
Groups ViewerWATCH ITPRINT IT
Rubric - Associating, Creating, and GradingGrading | Associating | CreatingGrading | Associating | Creating
Student Preview ToolWATCH ITPRINT IT

Grade Center

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Assign Category to Grade Center ColumnWATCH IT

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Associate Grading Schema to Grade Center Column

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Create Average Column in Grade CenterWATCH ITPRINT IT
Create and Edit Categories in Grade Center

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Create, Edit and Delete Smart View

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Create Grading Comments

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Create, Copy, Delete and Edit Grading Schema in Grade Center

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Create Total Column in Grade Center

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Create Total Weighted Column in Grade Center

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Curve Grades

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Download/Upload Grades to/from Excel File

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Download Grades from Blackboard

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Create Extra Credit Column in Grade Center

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Grade Assessment Question by Question in Grade Center

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Grade Items Anonymously in Grade Center

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Hide and Show Grade Column

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Needs Grading Page

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Overview of Grade Center Options

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Organize Columns in Grade Center

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Set a Grade Column as External Grade

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View Grade Details

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Test, Surveys, and Pools

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Clear, Reset and Submit a Student Test Attempt

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Create a Test and Add Questions

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Create a Survey

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Create and Build Pool of Questions

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Create and Set a Random Block of Questions

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Create a Question Set

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Delete a Deployed Test 'with' and 'without' Student Attempts

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Deploy a Test in Content Area

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Download Survey Results

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Edit a Test and Change a point Value for Question(s)

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Export and Import a Test

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Question Settings

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Test and Survey Availability Options

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Create Fill in the Blank Questions

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Create Short Answer Questions

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Create Multiple Choice Questions

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Create True/False Questions

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Tips for Taking a Test/Quiz

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Regrade a Test Question

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