Pedagogy Resources

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Find solutions to the most often asked questions about Blackboard

Refer to this page often!

How do I…

adapt my course for Blackboard Mobile Learn?

features and process to be aware of that affect using mobile devices

change my notification settings?

announcement updates, grading notifications and more

color code my Grade Center?

use color to visualize students who might be at risk or who might need to be pushed to do even better

make my course available?

by default all Blackboard courses are made unavailable

move the Support Question Mark

is this in your way? eesysoft icon question mark on blue circle

remove extra total columns?

when your course is copied, sometimes the weighted and total columns also get copied so you end up with duplicates

update my due dates?

“Grade Center Due Dates” is a 1-page place that lists all of your assessments (discussion, quizzes, assignments, etc.) that are listed in your Grade center where you can update the due dates and times all one page.

use a rubric for giving feedback?

provide comments as well as standard wording for feedback

use the performance analysis tools?

evaluate your tests: individual questions and student behavior

view my course as a student?

within Blackboard you can quickly see what your students sees

Set up a grade column using (or not using) Running Totals?

display a grade as a letter grade but be careful to review the Running Total rules.


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