Did you know that you can import existing exams, quizzes, and surveys into Blackboard? For example if you would like to import the academic integrity quiz questions provided by the Office of Academic Initiatives and Integrity (found on TIPS) you can!
As of the Summer 2018 semester, we are transitioning from TurningPoint Cloud to TurningPoint 8. This comes with some exciting new features, but also requires just a little bit of extra preparation to get started.
There are many different assignments on blackboard that you can use to engage your students. A great example of this is blogs. You can create a “course blog” which looks like Facebook and familiar social media, or you can create “Individual blogs” which posts as single blog entries instead of a list of all the student blogs. All students can see each others’ posts and can interact with one another.
Do you know that you have content in Blackboard but it is not showing up? Don’t worry, your content likely did not disappear! Sometimes it is just a matter of turning “edit mode” back on. Read here for more about edit mode.
Teaching about an event in history and need to give the students a brief overview? Rather than having them read about it, they can view short vintage video clips on NBC Learn.
Many of us teach more that one course per semester and just navigating from course to course on Blackboard can sometimes take up valuable time when you are trying to do something in multiple courses at once. Here are some tips from moving from course to course to save you some clicks and make your job a little easier!
Kaltura MediaSpace Go is a mobile app that allows you to login and upload media into your Kaltura account directly from your mobile device. Once uploaded, the media will be in your My Media area within Blackboard Learn, and can be added into course content folders, discussions, or assignments.
Sometimes we need to double check that we assigned a due date for an assignment, gave the correct point values for a quiz, or even that all of our categories are correct for grade calculations. If we have many columns in the grade center this is sometimes difficult to view quickly. One way to see the full grade center and all of the columns, point values, categories, and due dates is to go into “Column Organization.”
By default, the Grade Center in Blackboard sorts alphabetically by last name. But did you know that you can also easily sort by any of the grade center columns? For instance, if you want to sort by “Exam 1” grades you can sort numerically by the “Exam 1” column! (This is especially useful when manually entering ‘0’s.)