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Getting Started with Blackboard

Blackboard is a suite of learning tools which provides instructors a means to reach and gauge their students in a number of ways.


Content Areas – Add your syllabus, course documents such as readings, handouts, weblinks, and other materials.

Course Tools – Find tools such as announcements, discussion boards, Collaborate Ultra, and email to communicate with your students. Or, create assignments, online tests, and surveys to assess student learning.  To learn more about these tools, visit the Instructional Design Tools page.

Grade Center – Manage student grades.  To learn more about grade center, visit the Instructional Design Tools page.

Evaluation – View course statistics from tracking reports. To learn more about evaluation, visit the Instructional Design Tools page.


Blackboard Basics

Viewing and Adding Course Content


Exams (Blackboard and Respondus Lockdown Browser)


Bb Discussion Board




  • Submitting a VoiceThread Assignment (video)
  • How to create a VoiceThread reply to another VT post (video)

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