Blackboard Discussion Boards and Group Discussion Boards 1-21-2022

Recording

Resources:

Fall 2021 Mequon Traditional Adjunct In-Service/Orientation August 25 on Zoom

Recording

PPT: Fall 2021 Mequon Adjunct In-Service Orientation

Fall Teaching 2021 from Interim Provost

CU ARC COVID19 Update Fall 2021

PPT: What it Means to be Lutheran by Dan Paavola

Concordia University Blackboard Use for Faculty (August 2021)

Blackboard and Other Resources Handout

Syllabus Template and Instructions

Global Learning Outcomes and FOCUS 2021-22 Service and Global Citizenship

Find and Acknowledge your Faculty Contract (Fall 2021)

 

Blackboard Course Size Limits

  • Blackboard courses have a 1GB size limit.
  • When the course size reaches 500MB, faculty will see this alert in Blackboard that the “soft limit” has been reached

soft limit

  • If the course size maximum of 1GB is reached, faculty will no longer be able to upload course content and will see this message when attempting to upload a file.

quota

How to reduce Blackboard course size

  • Avoid reaching the course maximum from the start. Do not upload the following file types:
  • If approaching or the course has reached the maximum, reduce course size by doing this:
    • Delete large files from the Content page AND
    • Delete the file from the Content Collection. See image below for an example. After clicking on Content Collection, click on the option that includes the course 5-digit CRN.

Content Collection

How to Avoid Running Out of Space in Your Blackboard Course

Susan Gallanis and Justin Frisque held this session on January 20, 2021. Below is the session recording and related materials.

Session Recording

How to record with Zoom to your computer or to the cloud (in depth explanation)

How to create a Panopto folder (for recordings) in your Blackboard course

How to do a Bulk Delete in Blackboard

How to access Microsoft OneDrive and share a link to a file

Topics Covered:

Size limit for Blackboard courses: 1GB

If you receive the quota error message, review the Content Collection for large files. Manage them as described below. Then, you MUST delete the files from the Content Collection.

The two most common types of files that are large and cause problems:

  • Video files (mp4, MOV, etc.)
  • Voiceover PPT files

How to Avoid Maxing Out: Videos and Voiceover PPTs

  • Videos for short term. Example: Zoom class session recordings
    • Record to the Zoom cloud, then share the link to the recording in your course
  • Videos to keep long term (not just one course or semester)
    • Upload the video file to Panopto or YouTube
    • Share the link to the recording in your course
  • Voiceover PPT files
    • Convert to a video file
    • Upload to Panopto or YouTube
    • Share the link to the recording in your course
  • Student uploads go toward the course maximum as well. Students should also upload large files such as videos to YouTube or OneDrive.

If you receive the quota error message, review the Content Collection for large files. Manage them as described above. Then, you MUST delete the files from the Content Collection.

New Content Editor in Blackboard (November 2020)

The new Content Editor will result in a few different and better ways you can upload content into Blackboard.  You will see this change whenever you are adding text in Blackboard, such as posting in a discussion board, writing an essay answer to a test, or for faculty, creating or editing an item or writing a test question.  This change will affect how faculty add content as well as student submissions.

2020 Nov Content Editor Changes Quick Tools

new-content-editor-detailed-comparison

video demo of common features (4 min)

Assessments in Blackboard – Summer 2020

Session Recording (7/17/2020)

Resources related to this session:

PowerPoint: Assessments in Blackboard

Blackboard Tests Summer 2020

Set Test Availability Exceptions for Accommodations 10132015

Blackboard Test Feedback Options Summer 2020

Test Feedback: What Students See (2 examples)

Upload Test Questions to Blackboard (Tab-delimited TXT file)

Test Question Types

How to copy (export/import) at test from one course to another

 

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Info for Instructors Summer 2020

Respondus Help Center for Students