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.

Blackboard Learn Step-by-Step Instructions

Blackboard Basics
Get started with these topics: Log in and find your courses, add a folder, upload a document, create an Assignment ("drop box"), set up the grade center, open course for students, copy a course.
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More Tools
Add more content such as web links, items, YouTube videos, Jot Assignments, and discussion forums. Learn how to directly submit papers to SafeAssign, edit notifications, and send email, course messages, and announcements. Add the Panopto tool, color code the grade center, change course theme colors and add a banner.
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Online Tests and Rubrics
Learn how to create online tests using a variety of test questions. Learn how to create electronic rubrics you can attach to drop boxes and other assignments.
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More Blackboard how-to's
Want to learn how to use more Blackboard features? Click the link below!
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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 studentshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLontYaReEU1seUE3ACG3sEc3zR7Br7URU

Short video tutorials for various actions are below:

Handouts to share with students