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Make Your Course Site Available to Your Students


Did you know that Blackboard course sites, by default, are not available to your students? If you are planning to use Blackboard, then you will need to make your course site available to your students. Read the steps or watch this short video (1 min 20 sec) to make your site available to your students.



Blackboard Assignments


Has a student ever told you, "But I emailed it to you. Did you not receive my paper?" If you have been in this situation, then the Blackboard Assignments tool may be the answer for you! Read the guide or watch the video (1 min 13 sec) to start using Blackboard Assignments.



Add Multiple Files



Did you ever want to upload multiple files to Blackboard with only a few clicks? It is now possible to upload multiple files to Blackboard and instructors are no longer limited to a single file upload. Read the guide or watch the video (2 min 5 sec) to start uploading multiple files onto Blackboard.



Blackboard Modules


Do you know what Blackboard Modules are? Blackboard Modules are rectangular boxes on your My Blackboard page that contain information relevant to your Blackboard experience. They use notifications system updates to provide you with changes that have been made in your course site.
The following are some of the modules: Alerts



, Blackboard News, Library

, My Announcements, My Courses, What's New, etc.
This video (2 min 16 sec) shows how you can customize the Blackboard Modules and benefit from them.



Add Tools to the Course Menu


Do you use Blackboard tools? Do you wish you could have quick access to Blackboard tools from the course menu? Wait no more. Read the guide or watch the video (0 min 43 sec) to learn the quick steps of adding tools to the course menu.



Viewing and Downloading Grade History


Did you know that you can view and download grade history from within your course site in Blackboard? Don't remember what the original grade was before the revision or the second attempt? No need to stress! Watch this short video (1 min 17 sec) to learn the steps for viewing and downloading grade history.



Creating Grade Center Smart Views


Did you know that you can create Smart Views of the Blackboard grade center based on your selected criteria? Watch this short video (3 min 12 sec) to learn the steps for creating a smart view, setting the smart view criteria, and adding favorite smart views to the control panel of your course site.



Color Coding the Grade Center


Did you know that you can color-code the grade center to add visual indicators to make it easier for you to interpret grading information? Watch this short video (2 min 34 sec) to learn the steps for color-coding the grade center for easy identification and interpretation of student grade information.



Changing the Course Language Pack


Did you know that you can change the text displayed in your course site to a different language and have all the users in a course site see text in that language? Watch this short video (1 min 53 sec) to learn the steps for changing the course language pack.



Creating a Grade Rule


Did you know that you can create a grade rule to send alerts to instructors and students based on student performance? Watch this short video (1 min 50 sec) to learn the steps for creating a grade rule.



Grading Tests Question by Question


Did you know that you can grade tests question by question? Watch this short video (1 min 58 sec) to learn the steps for the alternate way of grading students question by question.



Creating a Grade Center Report


Did you know that you can create customized, printable grade center reports? Watch this short video (2 min 43 sec) to learn the steps for creating customized grade center reports.



Creating Grading Notes


Did you know that, as an instructor, you can enter grading notes in the Grade Center? Grading notes are different from entering feedback for students. Grading notes are for instructors. Watch this short video (1 min 24 sec) to learn the steps for creating grading notes.



Viewing and Downloading Grade History


Did you know that Blackboard records a grade history, displaying data for every grade change? Watch this short video (1 min 17 sec) to learn the steps for viewing and downloading grade history.



Working Offline with the Grade Center


Did you know that you can download the grade center, modify it offline, and upload it back to Blackboard? Watch this short video (3 min 30 sec) to learn the steps for downloading from, modifying, and uploading back to the grade center.



Blackboard Notifications

Did you know that Blackboard utilizes a notifications system to update the users of changes in course sites? Blackboard Notifications are notices that are sent out by the system and displayed either in Blackboard modules or sent via email to update Blackboard users of changes and updates that have taken place in Blackboard course and organization sites.


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