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Blackboard Instructional Series

Click on the Video or PDF links to the right of the topics below to access BCTC's Instructional Series of tutorials for faculty.

  • Adding an Item  [Video] [PDF]
  • Enable Edit Mode [PDF]
  • Announcements  [Video] [PDF]
  • Course Copy  [Video] [PDF]                                        
  • Making a Course Available [Video] [PDF]
  • Sending E-Mail to Students  [Video] [PDF]
  • Update Your E-Mail Address [PDF]
  • Viewing Course Roster [Video] [PDF]
  • Downloading Course Roster to Excel [PDF]

  • Assignments - Part 1  [Video] [PDF]
  • Assignments - Part 2  [Video]
  • Student View of Instructor Feedback on Assignment Submissions [PDF]
  • Grading Assignments [PDF]
  • Creating Groups [PDF]
  • Group Assignments [PDF]
  • Using the Grade Center [Video]
  • Weighting Grades with the Grade Center [PDF]
  • Using the Section Merge Tool - Part 1  [Video] [PDF]
  • Using the Section Merge Tool - Part 2  [Video
  • How to Create a Test in Blackboard [PDF]
  • How to Edit the Test Options (Timer, Availability, Randomize Questions, etc.) [PDF]
  • Student View of Exams on Blackboard & Best Practices [PDF]
  • Configuring Exam Results & Feedback to Students [PDF]
  • Student View of Exam Results & Feedback [PDF]
  • Test Availability Exceptions Explained [PDF]
  • How to View Student Exam Submissions [PDF]
  • Posting Lecture Recordings with Kaltura Capture [PDF]
  • Taking Attendance [PDF]
  • Record Video & Audio for Assignment Feedback [PDF]

Blackboard User Guides

The PDFs and web-based user guides below cover additional useful topics for faculty.

       • Starting the Semester with Blackboard [Web]

       • Getting Started with Blackboard at Baruch College [PDF]

       • Exams: How to Export and Import Tests on Blackboard [PDF]

       • Exams: How to Allow a Student to Retake an Exam [PDF]

       • Exams: Clear Exam Submission to Allow for New Submission [PDF]

       • Exams: Uploading Test Questions from .TXT File into Blackboard [PDF]

       • Exams: How to Use Random Blocks of Questions on Blackboard Exams [PDF - 10 pages]

       • Discussion Board: Creating Discussions and Video Overview [Web]

       • Discussion Board: Creating a Forum [PDF]

       • Discussion Board: Grading Explained [PDF]

       • Discussion Board: View Total Posts Per Student [PDF]

       • Discussion Board: Clear Formatting from Text for Discussion Board Posts [PDF]

       • Turnitin: Create a Turnitin Assignment Link [PDF]

       • Turnitin: Edit a Turnitin Assignment Link [PDF]

       • Turnitin: Student Submission Process [PDF]

       • Turnitin: How Students View Feedback [PDF]

       • Turnitin: Submit Papers on Behalf of Students [PDF]

       • Turnitin: View Student Submissions & Originality Report [PDF]

       • Assignments: Bulk Download Student Submissions [PDF]

       • How to Create a Course Menu Link to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra [PDF]

       • How to Move Course Links from One Content Area to Another [PDF]

       • How to Join a Self-Enrollment Organization on Blackboard [PDF]

       • How to Enable Guest Access [PDF] 

       • How to Remove Users from a Group on Blackboard [PDF] 

       • How to Hide / Reveal Courses on My Courses List [PDF] 

       • How to Bulk Download Course Files on Blackboard [PDF]

       • How to Change the Course Banner on Blackboard [PDF]

       • How to Create a Web Link on Blackboard [PDF]

       • How to View Survey Results on Blackboard [PDF]

       • Turnitin Blackboard Guides [.ZIP]

       • Enable Horizontal Scroll Bar on Mac Computers [PDF]

       • Copying Course Materials [Web]

       • Blackboard Wiki Image Resize Workaround [PDF]

       • How to Create Content Folders [PDF - 4 pages]

       • How Add or Edit Course Menu Links [PDF - 5 pages]

       • Adding an Instructor/TA to your Course [PDF - 4 pages]

       • CUNY Workplace Violence Prevention Training Module Fix [PDF]

       • How to Use Adaptive Release on Blackboard [PDF]

       • Creating an Assignment [PDF - 4 pages]

       • Inline Grading for Assignments [Web]

 For even more user guides and videos follow the link below, and click on
"Blackboard Enhanced":

       CUNY Blackboard User Guide