Blackboard’s Accessibility Report

View the Blackboard Accessibility Report to review your uploaded content to see how these files might be accessed by someone with a disability. To look at the report from Blackboard look at the Control Panel -> Course Tools -> Accessibility Report. If you...

Create Custom Column in Blackboard

You can create a custom text column in Blackboard to help you make notes about your students. This columns holds about 32 characters and spaces so this option isn’t for lengthly comments just for short identifiable text and you can only see about 20 characters...

Blackboard clear quiz attempt

If you need to clear a student’s attempt on a quiz for any reason, you can do this from the Blackboard Grade Center. Go to the Full Grade Center and search for the student and quiz. In the cell where you see the student’s score click on the double drop...

Keep track of revision notes inside of Blackboard

As you’re teaching a class, especially for the first time, you will run into things you want to revise for the next offering. There are many ways to keep track of these notes and you should select the method that best works for you. Here’s an idea for...

Two ways to set up Blackboard Grade columns

When creating a total points or final grade column in Blackboard you have a couple of options for how the calculations are made. In the grade column options you may say Yes or No to Running total. This is where it gets tricky. If you say YES that means that the total...

Blackboard Student View

It is helpful to be able to view your Blackboard course from the student perspective so that you can get a real feel for how a student interactions with your course. As a student you can submit assignments, post to the discussion forum, take quizzes and see how these...

Blackboard set Grade Center Due Dates

If you are reusing course content from one semester to the next, one of the more tedious clean up tasks you’ll need to do is to update assessment and assignment due dates. Students depend on due dates to keep on task and create some momentum towards completion...

What is that Blackboard Support Question Mark?

Our version of Blackboard has an added feature for technical support called EesySoft. you may have noticed a blue-gray question mark that follows you in Blackboard as you move from screen to screen.     When you hover of the icon, select the icon and a...

Blackboard Learn notification settings

Students and faculty alike, can change their preferred notification settings for receiving information from Blackboard classes. Currently you get notified in three areas: Blackboard Dashboard or your home page after logging into the Blackboard system Email Mobile app...

New Box View replaces Crocodoc for inline grading

As of this month when your students turn in programming code and graphics inside of Blackboard you can use the New Box View inline grading tool to view the code and add comments to the images. If you previously used Crocodoc to quickly view spreadsheets or papers inside of the Blackboard Grade Center, you’ll find the expanded list of supported file types a breath of fresh air!

Blackboard eCampus Template Course Shell

UAF eCampus has created a Blackboard template that can be used as a starting place for those developing an online course. The template is based on best practices for higher education online students. The template navigation contains standard areas for...

Blackboard Grade Center: Column Management and Quick View

Sometimes when you look at the the Blackboard Grade Center, it can be hard to review what the overall picture looks like. You normally see only a few columns unless you have a huge monitor or keep scroll. There is a solution — Column Organization from the ...

Blackboard: make course available

By default your Blackboard course is made unavailable until you are ready to turn it on. Most instructors make their courses available a day or two before the first day of classes or most definitely on the first day of classes. Here’s how to make your Blackboard...