Blackboard

Basics

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Mercer Online Videos and Information

Blackboard Basics (video 56:11 )  - Comprehensive video of the Blackboard Information Session.

Online Learning Best Practices – (.pdf) A list of best practices for Online Learning.

The Course Environment (video 3:01) – this video introduces you to the course environment and highlights features that will help you work efficiently.

The Course Environment
- (.pdf) A visual breakdown of the Blackboard course environment.

Support Documents for Blackboard (OneDrive shared folder) – Includes Blackboard training information on Announcements, Calendar Assignments, discussion boards and more.

Creating Announcements and Notifications

Creating Announcements (video 0:52) - Announcements are an idea way to post time sensitive information critical to course success.

Sending Notifications to Students (video 3:42) Instruction on how to send notification to students through Blackboard email.

Adding Content Items

Uploading Files to your Course (video 3:00) Blackboard provides a central location for organizing and storing content.

Creating Rules for Content Release  (video 5:00) This tutorial provides information on creating multiple rules and setting criteria for content release.

Attaching Files to Content Items  (video 3:33) This video demonstrated how to create new content items and the different methods of attaching files.

Discussion Boards

Creating Discussion Boards  (video 1:46) - This tutorial will demonstrate how to create forums and threads to organize discussions into units or topics.

Grading Discussion Boards    (video 2:39)

Setting Discussion Boards to "Read-Only"  (video 2:01) - This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a discussion form and make it "read only". 

Course Copies

How to Copy Course Content (video 6:46) - This tutorial will demonstrate how to copy course content.

Performance Dashboard

The Performance Dashboard (video 1:05) - The performance dashboard helps you monitor student progress and keep students on track.