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Blackboard 9.1 is the University of the District of Columbia course management system (CMS). It is available to faculty, students, and staff. For academic purposes, it is primarily used to facilitate instruction, manage courses- both face-to-face or online, administer assessment, collaborate with students or colleagues using web 2.0 media and applications, facilitate organizations, or manage assignments. It is a rich and powerful tool.
On this page you will find a variety of resources to help you get started or solve problems in Blackboard. If you have additional questions not answered here, don't hesitate to contact the Help Desk Tell: 202.274.5665 Toll Free: 877.736.2585
The new Content Editor improves your experience for entering text, pasting content from Microsoft Word, and adding content to all areas of Blackboard. Simply bring your course materials to life.
Use the content editor in Blackboard to create video using your webcam. Upload your recordings directly to YouTube using your registered Google account and YouTube channel.
The new Calendar feature allows instructors and students to view university-wide, course, and personal events in a single calendar view.
Discussion have been updated in two ways:
- The Discussion Thread Detail page has been redesigned to allow you to view multiple posts at one time by simple scrolling down the page.
- Instructors can now require students to first post to a forum before they can view others' posts.
Inline Assignment Grading is a revision to the workflow for grading Assignments in Blackboard Learn. Instead of requiring Instructors to download student-submitted files to view or edit those submissions, Instructors will now be able to view student-submitted files "inline," i.e. in the web browser, without requiring any plugins, applets, or client-side applications. Additionally, annotation tools will be made available as part of the inline viewer, enabling Instructors to provide feedback including comments, highlights, and even drawings/annotations directly on the inline view of the document.
How it works:
- Review and comment directly in the document.
- From the inline viewer toolbar you can zoom the contents of the document in or out, open the annotation tools menu to comment in the document, download the document and move from page to page.
- Grade the submission from the inline grading sidebar. From here you can view the assignment details, the grading rubric and each attempt. You can type an overall grade and grades for each attempt as well as provide feedback to your students without leaving the page.
A completely new, modern user experience that consolidates critical information from all of your Courses and Organizations. Students can update their profile, respond to discussion posts, see course updates, and view My Grades for all courses in one location.
Includes the following features:
- New Global Navigation Menu
- Profile & Profile Card
- Posts (Discussion Board)
The new Item Analysis feature helps you easily refine your tests and quizzes by evaluating the quality and validity of each question and that question's ability to discriminate between students who understand the material and those who do not. Ineffective questions can be easily identified and then you can quickly correct them with the Automatic Regrade feature.
|What is a blog|
|Creating a Blog|
|Editing and Managing Blogs|
|Creating and Editing Blog Entries|
|Editing a Blog Entry|
|Commenting on a blog|
|Best Practice: Benefits of Reflective Learning|
|Creating a Journal|
|Editing and Managing Journal|
|Creating and Editing a Journal Entry|
|Commenting on a Journal Entry|
|What is WIKI|
|Creating a WIKI|
|Editing WIKI pages|
|Linking WIKI pages|
|Viewing WIKI page history|
|Adding Rich Content to WIKIS|
|Discussion Board Overview|
|About Forums and Threads|
|Set Up Discussions|
|Reply to Discussion Posts|
|Search and Collect Discussions|
|Create Group Discussions|
|Communicating with Your Students|
|Methods of Adding Discussion Board Links to Content Areas|
|Leaving Feedback in the Grade Center (Inline Annotation Tools)|
|Course Groups and Tools|
|Enrolling Students in Groups|
|Sending Email to a Course Group|
|Creating Group Discussions|
|Creating Group Assignments|
|Grading Group Assignments|
|Building a Pool|
|Creating and Editing Pools|
|Creating Tests and Surveys|
|Editing Tests and Questions|
|Test and Survey Results|
|Exporting Tests, Surveys, and Pools|
|Importing Tests, Surveys, and Pools|
|Importing Test Bank into Blackboard|
|Exporting a Course Package|
|Importing a Course Package|
|Copy your course|