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About Blackboard

Blackboard is a web-based platform that enables instructors to offer course content; post and collect assignments, including online tests; provide...

More on About Blackboard Updated 7/6/18 by R. Davidson
Add an assignment

The assignment tool lets you collect work from your students for grading. Almost any file type can be collected via the assignment tool -- Word...

More on Add an assignment Updated 1/23/18 by R. Davidson
Adding an announcement

Announcements are a great way to provide timely course information and stay in touch with your students.  By default, a course announcement will...

More on Adding an announcement Updated 8/29/18 by R. Davidson
Adding an Item – Text, Files, Images, and More

Whether building or maintaining a course site, one of the most common activities is adding files and blocks of text. Depending on the content...

More on Adding an Item – Text, Files, Images, and More Updated 5/22/18 by R. Davidson
Creating a Blackboard folder (and putting things in it)

Just like on your desktop (or laptop or even in your filing cabinet), Blackboard folders are the best way to organize content and keep similar items...

More on Creating a Blackboard folder (and putting things in it) Updated 7/24/18 by R. Davidson
Getting help with Blackboard

The Instructional Design Studio provides the UDM community with Blackboard training and support. IDS provides individual and small group instruction...

More on Getting help with Blackboard Updated 8/17/17 by R. Davidson
How to make your course site available

When created, course sites are unavailable by default. This means you, as faculty, can access the site to load content, but students cannot. When you...

More on How to make your course site available Updated 2/21/17 by R. Davidson
IDS supported tools for online education

The Instructional Design Studio endeavors to provide UDM faculty and students support and training in the use of a broad range of tools used in the...

More on IDS supported tools for online education Updated 11/27/18 by R. Davidson
Logging in to Blackboard

Use your Titan Pass username and password to log in to Blackboard. You also use this information to log into If your Titan...

More on Logging in to Blackboard Updated 1/8/19 by R. Davidson
Merging courses

If you're teaching a single course that's split into multiple sections, or multiple courses that will use the same content, you may want to...

More on Merging courses Updated 8/16/17 by R. Davidson
Missing courses?

Your My Courses list is updated at midnight, 6:00am, noon, and 6:00pm daily, based on your course assignments in My Portal. The process takes a few...

More on Missing courses? Updated 1/11/19 by N. Blume

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