Note: A test can only be deployed once. If students need to have many points of access for the test, create a Course Link for each additional access point.

Step 1: Go to a content area in which the test needs deployed

Step 2: Click on the “Assessments” button and select “Test”

"Test" option selected underneath the "Assessments" button

 

Option 1: Create a Test

Step A: Click on the “Create” button

Step B: Give the test canvas a name, as well as a description and instructions as necessary

Step C: Click on the “Submit” button

Step D: Click on the “Create Question” or “Reuse Question” button

Note: Questions sets can not be exported or imported

Step E: Click on the “OK” button after adding questions to the test canvas

Ok button

Step F: Click on the “Submit” button

Option 2: Add an Existing Test

Step A: Select the name of the test in the “Add an Existing Test” box

Add test screen with "Testing" test highlighted underneath "Add an Existing Test" box

Step B: Click on the “Submit” button

Step 3: Apply the appropriate Test Options including availability, timer, attempts, exceptions, presentation, etc.

Step 4: Click on the “Submit” button.

 

 

 

Part 1 – Create a Session

Step 1: Go to a content area (or to create a content area, see Creating a Content Area in the Course Navigation Menu)

Step 2: Click on the “Tools” button

Step 3: Select “Blackboard Collaborate”

Tools button pressed and selecting "Blackboard Collaborate"

Step 4: Click on the “Create Session” button

createSessionBtn

Step 5: Name the session appropriately and provide the necessary date and times for the session

Step 6: Set repeat session options as needed

Repeat options showing

Step 7:  Set early session entry options

Step 8: Select Session Type to either “course” or “shared”

Step 9: Select Teleconference Options (“Use built-in” is recommended)

Teleconference options with the "Use built-in" option selected.

Step 10: Select the appropriate room attributes

All the room attributes

Step 11: Add a grade column if necessary

Grade Center Integration option selected on with 10 points

Step 12: Assign roles as needed

Step 13: Click on the “Save” button

Save Button

 

Part 2 – Add Link

Step 1: Hover over the title of the session and click on the action link item (circle) that appears to the right

Step 2: Select “Add link”

addLink

Step 3: Check the box next to the content area in which the link should be placed

Content Area List for where to add a link

Step 4: Click on the “Save” button

Save Button

 

 

Step 1: Go to a content area (or to create a content area, see Creating a Content Area in the Course Navigation Menu)

Step 2: Click on the “Tools” button

Step 3: Select “Blackboard Collaborate”

Tools button pressed and selecting "Blackboard Collaborate"

Step 4: Click on the “Create Session” button

createSessionBtn

Step 5: Name the session appropriately and provide the necessary date and times for the session

Step 6: Select Teleconference Options to “Use built-in”

Step 7: Select Assign roles to “All users join as participants.” unless another option is appropriate

Step  8: Click on the “Save” button

Step 9: Hover over the title of the session and click on the action link item (circle) that appears to the right

Step 10: Select “Allow Guests”

Allow Guests selection

Step 11: Turn Allow Guests to “On” and either share the Public URL or Add guests to invite via email

Allow guests options with button turned on and showing URL and email option.

Step 1: Go to Discussion Board

Step 2: Go to Discussion Forum

Step 3: Click on the “Create Thread” button

Create Thread Button

Step 4: Enter Subject

Step 5: Enter Message

Step 6: Click on the “Submit” button

Blackboard Quick Start Orientation for Faculty

This orientation briefly covers logging in, course to course navigation, navigation within your course, some tool overviews, and a couple how to’s within Blackboard Learn. This is an overview that will get you started in Blackboard, but not necessarily build expertise yet. We encourage you to view other tutorials on this site, as well as make use of the following resources available:

The 7 Training Courses you have already been enrolled in within Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Training Courses

Blackboard Embanet Support (24 hours/day, 7 days/week): 1-888-915-9535 or visit the online support site.

MSUD Educational Technology Center

 

Adding extra credit to an overall weighted grade is a multi-step process. Blackboard  assists in number tracking, but additional math outside the system will also need to be performed. The following steps guide you through the set up process in the grade center. This is a multistep process that begins with weighted columns plus extra credit for a final grade. Next, you need to create the final grade for a student.

Create a Weighted Total Column

Step 1: Click on “Grade Center” under the “Course Management” tools. Graphic of grade center button

Step 2: Click on “Full Grade Center”.

Step 3: Click on the “Create Calculated Column” button.

Step 4: Select “Weighted Column”.
Graphic of weighted column

Step 5: Name the column.

Step 6: Click on the drop down menu for “Primary Display”.  Select “Score”.
Grpahic of primary display score

Step 7: Click on the title for a column or category that needs to be included in the weighted total in “Section 3. Select Columns”.
Graphic of column to select

Step 8: Click on the right arrow next to the “Selected Columns” box. The column title or category should then move from the “Columns to Select”/”Categories to Select” box to the “Selected Columns” box. Graphic of right arrow button
Step 9: Insert the correct percentage in the % box. Graphic of selected columns

Step 10: Repeat until all the necessary columns or categories have moved.

Step 11: Click on the “Submit” button.

 

Create a Manual Extra Credit Column

Step 1: Click on the “Create Column” button.  Graphic of create column button

Step 2: Name the column.

Step 3: Click on the drop down menu for “Primary Display”. Select “Score”.

Step 4: Put “0” in the “Points Possible” box. Graphic of points possible at 0

Step 5: Click on the “Submit” button.

 

Find the Total Weighted Points

Step 1: Hover over the title for the “Weighted Total” column.
Step 2: Look at the Grade Information Bar, and find the total possible points. Remember this number.  Graphic of grade information bar

 

Create a Manual Final Column

Step 1: Click on the “Create Column” button.  Graphic of create column button

Step 2: Name the column.

Step 3: Click on the drop down menu for “Primary Display”. Select “Score”.

Step 4: Click on the drop down menu for “Secondary Display”. Select “Letter”.  Graphic of secondary display

Step 5: Fill in the “Points Possible” box with the number found from the steps in “Find the Total Weighted Points”. Graphic of points possible at 147.5

Step 6: Click on the “Submit” button.

 

Create Final Grade for Student

Step 1: After everything else has been graded, add the points from the “Weighted Total” and “Extra Credit” columns for a student.

Step 2: Manually edit the “Final” column and add the number to this column.

Step 3: The final letter grade will be displayed in parenthesis next to the number. Graphic of final a+ grade
If there is a number showing between the parenthesis, the final points was larger than 100% and the student should receive an A+.  Graphic of final no leter showing

Step 1: Click on a content item to add a group assignment.

Step 2: Click on “Assessment”. Graphic of assessment button

Step 3: Click on “Assignment”. assignments_groups

Step 4: Name the assignment.

Step 5: Add Instructions, Files, Points, Availability, and Due Dates.

Step 6: Select “Groups of Students”. groupsofstudents

Step 7: Select “Group” to be given the assignment. selectgroup

Step 8: Click the arrow_groupassignment arrow to move the group to “Selected Items”.

Step 9: Click “Submit”.  Graphic of submit button

 

Grading a Group Assignment

Step 1: Click on “Grade Center” and then “Full Grade Center”.

Step 2: Locate the group assignment column within the Grade Center.

Step 3: Click on the “Action Link Item”. Graphic of action link item

Step 4: Click on “Group Attempt”.

Step 5: Grade the assignment.

Step 6: Provide feedback if necessary.

Step 7: Click “Submit”. Graphic of submit button

Note: To grade an individual student go back to the grade column and manually override the grade.

 

 

Step 1: Go to the “Course Navigation Menu”

Step 2: Click on the “+” icon to “Add Menu Item”  Graphic of the plus button

Step 3: Click on “Content Area”  Graphic of content area

Step 4: Name the Content Area  Graphic of naming content area

Step 5: Check the box to make this area “Available to Users” Graphic of check for available to users

Step 6: Click “Submit” Graphic of submit button

Step 7: Hover to the left of the content area link, click on the four arrows that will appear, and drag this new content area to where it should go on the “Course Navigation Menu”.

 

Step 1: Go to the content area in which the learning module should be created in

Step 2: Click the “Build Content” button Graphic of Build content button

Step 3: Select “Learning Module” Graphic of learning module

Step 4: Type a name for the learning module Graphic of inserting name

Step 5: Give a short description of the learning module, if necessary

Step 6: Select “Learning Module Options” as necessary

Step 7: Select “Standard Options” as necessary

Step 8: Select “Table of Contents” options as necessary

Step 9: Click the “Submit” button Graphic of submit button

Note: To add content to the learning module, view the “Adding Content” tutorial.

 

Move a Learning Module

Step 1: Hover to the left of the learning module so the four arrow icon appears  Graphic of 4 way arrow to move items

Step 2: Click, hold, and drag to sequence in which the learning module should show

Step 3: Drop the learning module by releasing the click

 

Make Learning Modules Available/Visible

Step 1: Click on “Content” from the Course Navigation Menu

Step 2: Hover over a learning module and click on the action item link Graphic of action link item

Step 3: Select “Edit”

Step 4: Select the ‘Yes’ radio button to permit users to view this content in “Section 4: Standard Options”

Graphic of permit users to view this content