This page is for faculty who teach face-to-face and blended courses and are responsible for designing their course in Blackboard Learn (not a course through OCDE, not an Accelerated Learning course).

If you teach AL courses, click here to find related Blackboard Learn resources.

If you teach MBA courses or for Graduate Faculty who teach at the Centers, click here to find related Blackboard Learn resources.


Blackboard Learn Tip Sheet: Get it here.

Designing and Teaching Your Course with Blackboard Learn 

(Session recordings and related handouts are below this table.)

DESIGNING YOUR COURSE - Click on the DOC or VIDEO links below to download or view the materialsTEACHING YOUR COURSE - Click on the DOC or VIDEO links below to download or view the materials
Adaptive Release DOC / VIDEOAdd Video Feedback DOC /
Add a Content Folder DOC / VIDEOCourse Messages DOC / VIDEO
Add a File DOC / VIDEOCreate Announcements DOC / VIDEO
Add Course Evaluation Module DOC/
Add a Module Page and a Module to the Page DOC/Create and Grade a Group Assignment (Drop Box) DOC /
Add a Module to the Home Page of your Course DOC/Creating Groups DOC /
Adding Panopto DOC / VIDEODelete an Assignment DOC / VIDEO
Add a Test Student DOC / VIDEODiscussion Boards: View, Subscribe, Read, and Respond DOC / VIDEO
Add a User DOC / VIDEODiscussion Board Views DOC / VIDEO
Add a Weblink DOC / VIDEODownload Grades from Grade Center to an Excel Spreadsheet DOC / VIDEO
Attach a Rubric to an Assignment DOC / VIDEOFilter Grade Center Columns DOC / VIDEO
Build Question Pools DOC / VIDEOGrade Discussion Forums DOC / VIDEO
Change Course Theme Colors and Add a Banner DOC / VIDEOGrade Using a Rubric DOC / VIDEO
Group Tools DOC/
Copy a Course in Blackboard to Another Blackboard Course DOC / VIDEOManually Grade an Assignment (ex. participation) DOC / VIDEO
Copy a Rubric from One Blackboard Learn Course to Another DOC / VIDEOSafeAssignment (Direct Submissions) DOC / VIDEO
Copy a Test from One Blackboard Learn Course to Another DOC / VIDEOSend Email DOC / VIDEO
Copy Course Content from Blackboard to Blackboard
- Not a Full Course Copy DOC / VIDEO
Set Test Availability ExceptionsDOC / VIDEO
Create a Discussion Forum DOC / VIDEOUse Inline Grading for Assignments DOC / VIDEO
Create an Assignment DOC / VIDEOView User Statistics DOC / VIDEO
Create and Deploy an Assessment DOC / VIDEOWorkaround for Grade Center (April 2017) - Seeing wrong student assignment DOC
Create an Item DOC / VIDEO
Create a Rubric DOC / VIDEO
Create Smart Views in Grade Center DOC / VIDEO
Embed a YouTube Video Using the Embed Code DOC / VIDEO
Embed a YouTube Video Using the Mashup Tool DOC / VIDEO
Group Your Courses by Term DOC / VIDEO
How to Save Space in Your Course
Log in, Find Your Courses, and Find Content DOC / VIDEO
Open Course to Students DOC / VIDEO
Open Course to Students (NEW for Fall 2017 - Quicker!) DOC
Set Notifications DOC / VIDEO
Set Up the Grade Center DOC / VIDEO
Drop Lowest Quiz Grade when using a Point-based Grade Center DOC
Student Preview Mode DOC / VIDEO
Tips for Setting Up the Grade Center DOC /
Turn Guest Access On or Off DOC

You can also access Concordia University’s Knowledge Books for help with using various Blackboard Learn functions.

Recorded Sessions

Below are recorded sessions that cover topics addressed during faculty training sessions. Click on the title to view the recorded session.

Blackboard Learn Basics – updated 5/4/15 to reflect Blackboard updates (handout)

More Tools  (handout)

The Grade Center (click here for handout)

Assessments (click here for handout) (Click here for directions for adding ALL question types available on Blackboard Learn)

Rubrics (click here for handout)

Help for Students

There is also a Blackboard Learn channel on the portal, under the Student tab, with resources for students.

Here is a link to 24-videos playlist, made by Blackboard to assist students

Short video tutorials for various actions are below:

Handouts to share with students