What's New in Blackboard's April 2014 Release
The following items showcase the new updates included in the latest release of Blackboard. There are additional tutorials available from Blackboard's Help Site for Instructors, Blackboard Learn Videos: For Instructors and from the BlackboardTV channel on YouTube.
Assessments & Grading
New to Blackboard? We recommend these topics to start learning about Blackboard Learn (9.1).
Building Your Course
There are several videos available from Blackboard on how to work in the course environment, build out your course, use the reporting and course utilites as well as how to set permissions and integrate with select content partners. Please note that the University of St. Thomas does not subscribe to the content collection feature.
Adding Library Resources
The following information will help you to incorporate UST library resources into your course.
Communication & Collaboration
Blackboard offers several ways to communicate and collaborate within a course. These tutorials will show you how to get started with Discussion Boards, Blogs, Journals and Wikis, and will also introduce you to incorporating other Web 2.0 tools into your course.
Assessing and Grading Learners
These tutorials focus on how to use the Grade Center, how to set-up tests, surveys and use pools, in addition to how to set-up assignments in Blackboard.
Backing Up Your Blackboard Course
This tipsheet contains best practice recommendations from IRT: