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Video Tutorials

To support faculty needs, we have provided video tutorials for multiple Blackboard tools. We are currently developing the video tutorials so you may not be able to find the video tutorial you are looking for at this time. Please keep visiting the Blackboard Support site to see the developed files that will be added in the future.

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Vido Icon Add Folders

Use folders to organize your files and to easily copy full folders to other courses.

Vido Icon Add Item: Part I
Vido Icon Add Item: Part II

Type text or upload a file (such as: .ppt, .pdf, .doc, .mov, .jpg...) within the course.
Type text or upload a file (such as: .ppt, .pdf, .doc, .mov, .jpg...) within the course.

Vido Icon Add Mac PowerPoint
(HTML): Part I

Vido Icon Add Mac PowerPoint
(HTML): Part II

Save a Mac PowerPoint as HTML and upload into your Bb course.

Vido Icon Add PC PowerPoint
(HTML): Part I

Vido Icon Add PC PowerPoint
(HTML): Part II

Save a PC PowerPoint as HTML and upload into your Bb course.

Vido Icon Announcements

Provide time sensitive important information to your students in a central location.

Vido Icon Archive Course

A complete copy of your course can be saved as a .zip file.

Vido Icon Assessment: Add Test

There are multiple sets of tools used in Blackboard to create a reusable time saving test for your students. Here are the tips and tricks to creating a test in Blackboard.

Vido Icon Assessment: Add Survey

There are multiple sets of tools used in Blackboard to create a reusable time saving survey for your students. Here are the tips and tricks to creating a survey in Blackboard.

Vido Icon Assessment: Creating a
text (txt) file

The Bb's Pool , Survey , and Test Manager's forms can take many hours to fill out. If you already have the test/survey questions, this process will help you upload them into the Bb assessment tools quicker.

Vido Icon Assessment: Uploading TXT

Allows you to upload a TXT file (view instructions above for format) into the assessment tools (Pool , Survey, and Test Manager) to save time filling out the web forms.

Vido Icon Assignment Tool

Allows the instructor to provide a file to the students, download all student files at once, grade, give feedback and return files to students.

Vido Icon Assignment: Electronic
Paper Grading (MAC)

Vido Icon Assignment: Electronic
Paper Grading (PC)

Students can submit DOC files into the Assignment tool. Using Microsoft Word's track changes, comments, and macros will help you to electronically grade your papers. The graded papers can be returned to the students via the Assignment tool.

Vido Icon Calendar

Add tests and assignment dates into the course calendar.

Video Icon Collaboration Suite Manager

The Collaboration Suite Manager allows you to Search, Archive, and Create Sessions for the Virtual Classroom and Lightweight Chat areas.

Video Icon Copy Folder / Items

Copy a Folder or Item to another course, or move them within the same course

Vido Icon Course Availability

Turn the course on so the students can access it

Video Icon Course Copy

Copy full course content from a past quarter to a current quarter

video icon Course Entry Point

Select the page that opens first in your course

video icon Course Menu

Change the navigational menu (left window of course) to fit your course needs

Vido Icon Digital Dropbox

Allows you to add files, send files and download to your desktop.

Vido Icon Discussion Board

Allows users to communicate in a threaded discussion asynchronously.

Vido Icon Email

Send an email to the users of your Course. All or choose individual users.

Vido Icon Email Forwarding

Allows you to have your Cal Poly email go to another account.

Vido Icon Enroll User & List /Modify User

Add users to your Bb course and modify their role in the course to TA, Grader, Course Builder, Instructor, or Student .

Vido Icon Export Course

A copy of the course materials can be saved as a .zip file.

Vido Icon Glossary Manager

Allows you to list a glossary for this course.

Vido Icon Gradebook Introduction / Options

Provides an introduction to the Gradebook and shows best practices with 3 options of how to set-up the Gradebook to support student and instructor needs.

Vido Icon Grade Center I
Vido Icon Grade Center II
Vido Icon Grade Center III

Full tutorial of all the tools available within the Grade Center.

Vido Icon Groups

Managing Groups (creating the groups, adding the students, setting up the tools)

Vido Icon HTML Editor

A PC computer and Internet Explorer browser has the HTML editor built into the page. This will help you learn how to use the HTML Editors tools.

Vido Icon Lightweight Chat

Allows you to synchronously communicate with your students (similar to instant messaging tools)

Vido Icon Logout

Logout of Blackboard to prevent others users from accessing your courses.

Vido Icon Movie Maker Compression

Movie Maker videos can get large, you need to compress them before uploading them to the server

Vido Icon PDF Acrobat Pro Optimization

PDF files can get large, you need to compress them before uploading them to the server

Vido Icon PDF Preview Optimization (Mac)

PDF files can get large, you need to compress them before uploading them to the server

Vido Icon Photoshop Image Optimization

Optimize images for the web with Photoshop

Vido Icon Print Blackboard Web Page

These simple instructions will help you print a Blackboard page.

Vido Icon Quicktime Compression

Quicktime videos can get large, you need to compress them before uploading them to the server

Vido Icon Virtual Classroom I
Vido Icon Virtual Classroom II

The Virtual Classroom allows you to chat with your class with additional tools such as; whiteboard, private Q&A, Group Browser and Course Map.

Vido Icon Wytheville Community
College: Bb Quiz Generator

This tool will help you to create Bb question Pools outside of Bb's forms. This site is not affiliated with Cal Poly. We are unable to modify or support users questions or issues with this tool.

Vido Icon Zipping Multiple Files (folder)

If you want to upload multiple files at once into Blackboard, you will need to ZIP the folder of files before it can be uploaded.