Blackboard Tutorials

What's New in Blackboard

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, and from Blackboard's Instructor Videos.

My Blackboard
Content Editing
Assessments & Grading

Getting Started

New to Blackboard? We recommend these topics to start learning about Blackboard Learn (9.1).

The New Streamlined Interface
Create the Course Menu and Add Content

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 utilities 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.

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Adding Library Resources

The following information will help you to incorporate UST library resources into your course.

What is a Research Guide
Add a Research Guide
Add a Librarian
Link to Online Articles
Link to Research Databases
Link to Streaming Videos
Link to Streaming Audio Content
Add a Summon Search box

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.

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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.

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Backing Up Your Blackboard Course

This tipsheet contains best practice recommendations from IRT:

Backup Your Course