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Research Academy for Integrated Learning (RAIL)

Location: Building 41, Level 1

 RAILhelpdesk@udc.edu | 202.274.6628 | 202.274.6012

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Student Resources

Welcome to Research Academy for Integrated Learning (RAIL) Student Resources page. This page provides instructional resources on various technologies used to deliver your class or utilized within your class. These resources include documentation and videos related to Blackboard 9.1 and Respondus Lockdown Browser. Whether your classes are face-to-face, fully online or perhaps a blend of both, you should find this site and its resources beneficial.

Blackboard 9.1 | Student Blackboard 9.1 FAQ | Respondus Lockdown Browser

 

Blackboard 9.1

Blackboard 9.1 is University of District of Columbia course management system (CMS). To access your Blackboard 9.1, visit udc.blackboard.com/

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

 

 

 

 

New features in Blackboard 9.1

Content Editor
Video Everywhere
Calendar
Discussion Board 
My Blackboard

Getting Started

What's New in Blackboard 9.1
Blackboard 9.1 SP 11 System Requirements
The Courses Tab
Global Navigation and My Blackboard
The Posts Page
The Updates Page
Persona Information & Set Privacy Option

Working in Your Course

Course Content
Navigating Your Course
About Course Content
Course Content Areas
Learning Modules
Working with the Text/Content Editor
Adding a Hyperlink
Adding Images
Adding Media
Adding Video (Video Everywhere)
Adding YouTube, Flickr, and SlideShare Content (Mashups)
Email

Collaboration Tools

Blog
Wiki
Journal 
Groups
Discussion Board

Assessment Tools

Assignments
Tests
Survey
My Grades

Content Editor

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.

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Video Everywhere

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. 

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New Calendar Tool

The new Calendar feature allows instructors and students to view university-wide, course, and personal events in a single calendar view.

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Discussion Board

Discussion have been updated in two ways:

  1. The Discussion Thread Detail page has been redesigned to allow you to view multiple posts at one time by simple scrolling down the page.
  2. Instructors can now require students to first post to a forum before they can view others' posts.

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My Blackboard

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)
  • Updates
  • MyGrades

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Getting Started

What's New in Blackboard 9.1
Blackboard 9.1 SP 11 System Requirements
 
The Courses Tab
 
Global Navigation and My Blackboard
 
The Posts Page 
The Updates Page 
Persona Information & Set Privacy Option
 
 

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Working in Your Course

Course Content
 
Navigating Your Course
 
About Course Content
 
Course Content Areas
 
Learning Modules 
Working with the Text/Content Editor
 
Adding a Hyperlink
 
Adding Images
 
Adding Media
 web
 
Adding Video (Video Everywhere)
 
Adding YouTube, Flickr, and SlideShare Content (Mashups)
 
Email

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Collaboration Tools

Groups

Groups Overview
 
Working in Groups 
Emailing a Group 
Exchanging Files Within a Group 
Submitting Group Assignments 

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Discussion Board

Discussion Board Overview
About Forums
 
About Threads
 
Reply to Discussion Posts
 
Working with the Text/Content Editor
 
Adding a Hyperlink
 
Adding Images
 
Adding Media
 web
 
Adding Video (Video Everywhere)
 
Adding YouTube, Flickr, and SlideShare Content (Mashups)
 
Discussion Board FAQs

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Blogs

What is a blog
Creating and Editing Blog Entries
 
Commenting on a blog
 

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Journal

Journals are a space for students to post reflections that can only be seen and commented on by the instructor.

Creating and Editing a journal Entry
 

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WIKIS

A WIKI is a collaborative webpage, allowing students to work together to build content and share ideas.

What is WIKI
Editing WIKI pages
 
Adding Rich Content to WIKIS
 

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Assessment Tools

Assignments

Assignments
 
Submitting Assignments
Submitting Group Assignments
 
SafeAssign
 

Test

Tests
 web

Survey

Surveys
 web
 

My Grade

My Grades
 web

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