By default, the Total column is the External Grade column, but you can set a different column, and should if using weighted totals. It is important that the external grade is set correctly because it is shared with your student and other University personnel (e.g. advisors, academic coaches, etc.) as the student’s final grade for the course.
Send Mail and Course Messages are two similar tools in Blackboard Learn that aid the instructor with communicating with students. There are important differences between the two, and the instructor should choose the one that best suits the needs of the course. Since Course Menu links can be renamed each tool can be named to fit your needs.
Downloading and installing the Respondus Exam tool. This tool assists in creating and publishing exams in Blackboard much easier.
Step by step instructions for make exams available to students in a Blackboard course.
Most of Blackboard Learn is accessible via standard network ports (80 and 443). On occasion Firewalls can become an issue when trying to access Blackboard.