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Blackboard Documentation (for Faculty)

Blackboard Documentation (for Faculty)

UNH IT has upgraded Blackboard to version 9.1 of Blackboard Learn.
See the UNH Blackboard Upgrade page for complete upgrade details.

A searchable Blackboard Instructor Manual (Blackboard Learn's Online Help) is available here:

Blackboard Learn Instructor Guide

UNH IT and Blackboard also provides the following set of Blackboard Learn PDF training documentation, indexed by topic. Each link opens the manual to the specified topic.

Note: For best results when using the direct topic links here to view these PDFs, ensure that you have installed the Adobe Reader browser plugin. Any operating system/Web browser platform that can view PDF can be used to view these documents and their task-based bookmarks but direct linking to topics is not supported by all platforms.

Documentation by Major Topic

Links within each Blackboard training module is provided below by major topic.

Blackboard 9.1 Core Features

 

Blackboard 9.1 Content Management Features

Blackboard "Best Practices" Documentation

 

Blackboard 9.1 Core Features

Getting Started with Blackboard 9.1 [back to top]

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Getting Started with Blackboard 9.1 Blackboard Training manual:

 

Communicating with Students [back to top]

The Communicating with Students document covers several communication tools in Blackboard that allow students and faculty to share information. These include the Syllabus, Announcements, Calendar, and Tasks tools. Instructors can provide contact information using the Contacts page. The Email and Messages tools are used to send messages to members of the course.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Communicating with Students Blackboard Training manual:

 

 

Assessments Part 1 [back to top]

The Assessments Part 1 document covers the basic features of the assessment function of Blackboard Learn, particularly creating and grading tests.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Assessments Part 1 Blackboard Training manual:

 

Assessments Part 2 [back to top]

The Assessments Part 2 document covers the advanced features of the assessment function of Blackboard.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Assessments Part 2 Blackboard Training manual:

 

Assignments [back to top]

The Assignments document covers creating, managing and grading assignments of the assignment function of Blackboard.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Assignments Blackboard Training manual:

Getting Started with Assignments  (4 page Quick Start version)

 

Discussions [back to top]

The Discussions document covers the features of the Discussion Board tool.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Making the Most of Discussions Blackboard Training manual:

 

Advanced Communication - Journals, Blogs and Wikis [back to top]

The Advanced Communication document covers the basic features of the Journal, Blog and Wiki tool of Blackboard Learn, particularly managing, grading and best practices.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Advanced Communication Blackboard Training manual:

Faculty Perspective (Journals, Blogs and Wikis):

Student Perspective (Journals, Blogs and Wikis):

 

Collaborating with Groups [back to top]

This manual introduces instructors to student collaboration using Groups.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Collaborating with Groups Blackboard Training manual:

 

Presenting Content [back to top]

The Presenting Content manual provides information about planning, organizing, creating learning modules and presenting content in Blackboard.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Presenting Content Blackboard Training manual:

 

Grade Center [back to top]

This manual introduces instructors to the Grade Center tool, first from the student perspective with the My Grades tool. It then covers using the Grade Center from the instructor perspective, including navigation, customization, creating columns, and entering and managing grades.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Grade Center Blackboard Training manual:

 

Needs Grading [back to top]

This manual introduces instructors to the Grade Center Neeeds Grading feature, which enables instructors to quickly access and grade assigments or quizzes.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Needs Grading Blackboard Training manual:

 

Inline Grading [back to top]

The Inline Grading Assignments document covers the basic features of using the inline grading for assignments function of Blackboard Learn.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Inline Grading Assignments Blackboard Training manual:

 

Keeping Students on Track [back to top]

The Keeping Students on Track manual describes tools such as Adaptive Release, Review Status, Performance Dashboard, and Statistics.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Keeping Students on Track Blackboard Training manual:

 

Rubrics [back to top]

The Rubrics manual provides information about creating, sharing and associating rubrics with grade center columns.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Rubrics Blackboard Training manual:

 

SafeAssign [back to top]

The SafeAssign tool encourages original work by comparing your students’ submissions with collections of existing papers and published works.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the SafeAssign Blackboard Training manual:

 

Self and Peer Assessment [back to top]

The Self and Peer Assessment tool enables students review and evaluate their own work or the work of their peers.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Self and Peer Assessment Blackboard Training manual:

 

Using Lesson Plans [back to top]

This manual introduces instructors to the Lesson Plan tool which allows instructors to create a lesson plan and associate curriculum resources with it.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Using Lesson Plans Blackboard Training manual:

 

Date Management [back to top]

The Date Management tool is used to easily adjust all content and tool dates in your course. It is particularly useful if you have imported or copied a previous course into a new course.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Date Management Blackboard Training manual:

 

Achievements [back to top]

The Achievements tool is used to give recognization to students achievements.  You can easily designate criteria for issuing achievements to students in the form of both badges and certificates.

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Achievements Blackboard manual:

 

Blackboard Content Management Features [back to top]

This section provides the following Blackboard Training documents related to the Content Management features of Blackboard:

Getting Started with Content Management [back to Content Management Features]

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Getting Started with Content Management Blackboard Training manual:

 

Content Management: Collaborating [back to Content Management Features]

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Collaborating Blackboard Training manual:

 

Content Management: Using Portfolios [back to Content Management Features]

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Portfolios Blackboard Training manual:

 

Content Management: Sharing [back to Content Management Features]

This section contains direct links to the following topics and information in the Sharing Blackboard Training manual:

 

Blackboard "Best Practices" Documentation [back to top]

This section contains links to the following topics and information: