Blackboard Resources for Instructors

There are two ways to make your course available. You can make courses available to students by using the Qwickly module. Click the Course Availability link to reveal a list of your courses. Next to the course identifier, toggle the availability button to ON.

Or while logged into the course, go to Customization (down at the bottom of the menu on the left side), Properties, and scroll to Set Availability and click Yes.

  1. Go to the old Blackboard course that has content you want to copy.
  2. On the Control Panel, go to Packages and Utilities, and click Course Copy.
  3. Select Copy Course Materials into an Existing Course.
  4. In the Destination Course ID box, click browse to view a list of courses. Select the new course you want to copy content to, then select the course materials that you want to copy. It is recommended to Select All. Note: If you use Discussion Boards, you will select the second option so that previous threads do not copy over.
  5. In the File Attachments section, select Copy links and copies of the content.
  6. Do Not select Include Enrollments in the Copy. Click Submit.
  7. You will receive an email when the Course Copy has completed.

You must export the test from a course:

  1. Enter the course that contains the test.
  2. Click Course Tools in the Control Panel.
  3. Ensure Edit Mode is On (top-right of the screen)
  4. Click Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
  5. Click Tests.
  6. Click the arrow to the right of the name of the test.
  7. Select Export and save the file to your desktop.

To import the test into a new course:

  1. Enter the course that contains the test.
  2. Click Course Tools in the Control Panel.
  3. Ensure Edit Mode is On (top-right of the screen)
  4. Click Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
  5. Click Tests.
  6. Click Import Test.
  7. Click Browse My Computer, select the exported test you saved to your desktop.
  8. Click Submit, then click OK.

Copy or Move Items or Folders

  1. Ensure Edit Mode is On (top-right of the screen)
  2. Click the arrow to the right side of the item/folder identifier.
  3. Select Copy or Move.
  4. Use the Destination Course drop down menu and select the course you want to copy or move item/folder to.
  5. Click the Destination Folder Browse button.
  6. Select the area you want to place the item/folder. Use the Plus sign to expand folders, if needed.
  7. Click Submit.
  1. Click the “gear” icon in the top-right corner of the Course List.
  2. Check all courses you want shown on your Course List. If courses are showing that you do not wish to review, uncheck the courses.
  3. Click Submit. 
  1. Access the course you wish to view as a student views it.
  2. Click on the icon at the top-right that resembles two arrows around a dot.
  3. You will enter Student Preview.
  4. To exit preview, click on the Exit Preview button.
  1. In order to make changes within Blackboard, the Edit Mode should be On.
  2. To turn Edit Mode on, click on the gray Off button located at the top-right of the course.
  1. To create an Announcement, click on Create Announcement located under the Announcements menu link.
  2. Enter a Subject line.
  3. Enter your text in the message section.
  4. Choose Not Date Restricted or Date Restricted. If Date Restricted, select the dates to display.
  5. Choose to send a copy of the announcement immediately (recommended).
  6. Click Submit.
  1. To create a Discussion Board Forum, click https://youtu.be/lDL-rfKgPWA to review a brief video from Blackboard.
  2. To grade Discussion Board Forums, click on the desired Discussion Board.
  3. Click on Grade Discussion Forum.
  4. Click the Grade button for the first student. Now you will see all posts for that individual student.
  5. Enter grade.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. If you wish to grade the next student’s posts, click on the right arrow next to the student name in the top-right to advance to the next student.
  1. Within a Content Area, confirm that the Edit Mode button is On.
  2. Click on Build Content.
  3. Select Content Folder and enter a name for the Folder.
  4. Add a brief description, set Permit Users to View this Content to Yes, and set date/time availability.
  5. Click Submit.
  1. Within a Content Area, confirm that the Edit Mode button is On.
  2. Click on Build Content.
  3. Select Item and enter a name for the Item.
  4. Add a brief description, set Permit Users to View this Content to Yes, and set date/time availability.
  5. Click Submit.
  1. Click Course Tools in the Control Panel.
  2. Confirm that the Edit Mode button is On.
  3. Click Test, Survey, and Pools.
  4. Click Tests.
  5. Click the Build Test button.
  6. Type the name of the test and add a brief description, is desired.
  7. Enter the instructions for the test and click Submit.
  8. Set test options such as points by clicking on Question Settings, then click Submit.
  9. Click on Create Question button.
  10. Select the type of question using the pull-down menu.
  11. Enter text of the questions and answer(s). You may also type feedback for correct/incorrect responses.
  12. Click Submit or Submit and Create Another.
  13. After all questions have been entered, click OK
  1. Click on Assessment button under the Content Area.
  2. Select Test.
  3. Select the name of the test previously created.
  4. Click Submit, which will take you to the Test Options page.
  5. Click Yes to Make the Link Available.
  6. Ensure that the test grade will be included in the Grade Center calculations.
  7. Select option(s) for Show Test Results and Feedback to Students.
  8. Set the Test Presentation Mode.
  9. Click Submit.

When - Use the pull-down menu to set the time when results and feedback are shown to students.

Score per Question - Shows students the score earned out of the points possible for each question. Please note that this default setting also displays all the test questions.

All Answers - Shows all the test questions and all answers including multiple choice options.

Correct - Shows all the test questions and the correct answers.

Submitted - Shows all the test questions and all the student's submitted answers.

Feedback - Shows instructor-generated feedback messages for each question.

Show Incorrect Answers - Shows all the test questions and indicates whether the student's answer was correct or incorrect. Does not show answers.

 
  1. Click on the arrow gray circle right of the test name and select Edit the Test Options.
  2. Click Add User or Group in the Test Availability Exceptions area.
  3. Select the user or group the exceptions will be created for and click Submit.
  4. Select the exceptions(s) and click Submit.

Exceptions include:

  • Number of attempts
  • Timer with auto-submit option.
  • Availability of test using start and end dates/times.
  • Force completion in one setting.
 
  1. Click on the arrow gray circle right of the test name and select Edit the Test Options.
  2. Scroll down to the Due Date section. Check the box next to Due Date.
  3. Enter dates/times.
  4. If late submissions are not accepted, check the box Do not allow students to start the Test if the due date has passed.
  5. Click Submit.

Due Dates entered in Blackboard can be viewed on the course calendar.