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Blackboard 9.1 Help for Instructors

Blackboard (blackboard.jhu.edu) will be upgraded to Blackboard Learn 9.1 April 2014 on 12/27/14. We've updated the 'What Is New' page with information about the latest release.

Start of Term Tips - Start of Term Tips for Instructors

New Support Options - JHU Blackboard Self Service Support



Please note: Blackboard was recently upgraded and we are in the process of updating the documentation. Some of the tutorials may reflect the previous version - please bear with us as we do our best to update the materials as quickly as possible.

The following tutorials contain detailed step-by-step instructions with screenshots. Most links are PDF documents .

Getting Started:

Tips for Getting Started
Logging in to Blackboard
My Institution Dashboard
Accessing your Courses
Navigating the Course Environment
Notifications Dashboard
Making a Course Available
Adding a TA to a Course Site
Merging Sections in Blackboard

Adding Content:

Adding Items to the Course Menu
Adding Content to a Course Site
Learning Module
Uploading .zip files to Blackboard (Video Demo)
Dragging & dropping multiple files into Blackboard (Video Demo)
Content Collection Basics
Adaptive Release

Miscellaneous:

Course Roles
Creating A Guest Login Account
Changing The Home Page (Point Of Entry)
Blackboard Mobile Learn
Toolpad Shortcuts
Creating a Blackboard Organization
Uploading an Avatar
Adding a VoiceThread Presentation to Blackboard

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What's New in Blackboard 9.1
Course Migration FAQ
Blackboard FAQ
Blackboard Known Issues
Blackboard Regular Maintenance Hours
Blackboard - ISIS Grade Import FAQ
Blackboard Mobile Learn
Best Practices for Mobile Friendly Courses
(PDF)
Faculty Guide to Mobile Tests (PDF)

Student Help:

Handout for Students

Communication and Collaboration Tools:

Announcements
Blogs
(info)Blogs - Helpful Hints
Calendar
Discussion Board
(info)Discussion Board - Helpful Hints
Email
Groups
Journals
Messages
Wikis
(info)Wikis - Helpful Hints

Grades:

Gradebook (Grade Center)
Creating Smart Views in the Grade Center

(info) Extra Credit Options in Blackboard 
My Grades
Blackboard - ISIS Grade Import

Assessment:

Assignments
Turnitin Assignments
Tests and Surveys
(info)Best Practices for Blackboard Assessment Creating - Instructors
(info)Best Practices for Blackboard Assessment Taking - Students
Creating and Importing a Test in Microsoft Word
Copying a Blackboard Test/Survey from One Course to Another
Rubrics
(info)Rubrics - Helpful Hints
GradeMark

 

Course Copy:

Course Copy Tutorial

Other Tools:

Glossary
Roster
Blackboard Drive

 

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