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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]
  • 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]

  • Assignments - Part 1  [Video] [PDF]
  • Assignments - Part 2  [Video]
  • 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
  • Student View of Exams on Blackboard & Best Practices [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]

       • Changing Your Email Address in Blackboard [PDF - 1 page]

       • Copying Course Materials [Web]

       • 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]

       • Adding an Item (e.g., Syllabus) [PDF - 3 pages]

       • Creating an Assignment [PDF - 4 pages]

       • Inline Grading for Assignments [Web]

       • Creating Discussions [Web]

       • How Students Can View Instructor Feedback on Blackboard [PDF - 4 pages]

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

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

       CUNY Blackboard User Guide