Instructors & Course Builders

Blackboard Help Topics & Related Resources

users_groupsNew Features for Summer 2014
Grade Center: grading schema can be >100%
Discussion Board: changed format, new role highlightling, new optional first post setting
Test Options: new test availability exceptions and secondary feedback options
Test Attempts: new access logs
Group Management: replaces batch allocated groups
introIntroduction to Blackboard

Getting Started with the Course Environment

How do I request a Blackboard Course?

assessmentAssessments, Tests & Surveys
Tips for Successful Online Blackboard Tests
Assessment Tests updated 10/18/2011 (V9.1, SP6)
Assessment Statistics
Video Tutorials on Tests, Surveys, and Pools  video
 Regrading a test video
Awarding negative points video
Updating Content Area
Getting Started with Course Content
What is Edit mode?
Video Tour of Your Course Environment video
Building Course Content video
How to add a Content Area
Renaming or Deleting Content Area
Adding items, files or Learning modules to Content Area
securityCourse and Tool availability
How do I make a course available to students?
Turning tools on and off video
Making tools available to students video
Email & Communication
Sending Email from within Blackboard video
Creating an Announcement video
Modifying Course Announcements
Best Practices for Mobile-Friendly Courses
courses Updating Courses
How do I change a Student View of my Course?
Course Menu on left side is missing?
Loading Documents & Course Availability
Create Safe Assignment
Creating, Deploying, Downloading & Grading Assignments video
users_groupsUsers & Groups
Viewing Course Enrollments
How do I see a list of users in my course?
How do I find and add a user to my course?
I havemultiple accounts, which should I select?
Creating a User Group video
Getting Started with Groups
chatDiscussion Board, Chat & Wikis *
Discussion Board Features & Tour video
Blogs & Journals video
Grade Center 
Getting Started with Grade Center
Enhancements to Grade Center in V9.1, SP1--SP6
Creating a grade item or column
How do I enter a grade manually?
On Demand Learning Center
Blackboard 9.1 Instructor Guide

* NOTE:  Not all schools/programs at UMB are utilizing this feature of Blackboard at this time.  Please contact your local school/program Instructional Technology or Help Desk staff for usage-specific guidance.