Your username is your first initial and last name, and your password is initially set to your campus-wide ID. Do not capitalize anything. If this does not work, please contact the Blackboard administrator to have your password reset.
First, be sure they are accessing the new Blackboard system and not the old one. Courses are available to students beginning the first day of class. They will not see it until then. If it is after the first day of class and they are still having trouble, refer them to the Blackboard system administrator.
Yes. A list of available Blackboard training for faculty is available here. Face-to-face training's will be available periodically as well. Contact the Blackboard administrator for a schedule.
This was caused when students were manually entered and has now been permanently corrected in the system, but a few students may have slipped through the cracks. If you send the Blackboard Administrator the names of students still affected by this problem, we will ensure the problem is corrected.
New courses are added through Banner. Contact Admissions to add the course to Banner. The course will be added to Blackboard automatically the next time the system is updated.
The procedure for this can be found by viewing Migrating_to_BB9.pdf. There is also a video demonstration of this procedure located here. This procedure will not work if the size of your backup file exceeds 100MB. Contact the Blackboard administrator for assistance.
Yes. Open the source course. In the Control Panel, select Packages and Utilities>Course Copy. In the dropdown box, select Copy Course Materials into an Existing Course. Click Browse to select the destination course. Check the box beside each item you wish to copy into the destination course. Click Submit.
A video demonstrating this process is available here.
The courses can be merged. Submit your request to the Blackboard administrator, and indicate which session should be the primary course. Be sure to notify students in the merged section to use the primary course.
Courses are available for 10 days after the semester ends. If your students need more time than this, contact the Blackboard administrator. Please be sure to follow campus procedures for students who do not complete a course.
Under the Control Panel, select Customization>Properties. In Section 3 - Make Course Available, check the box next to No. Click Submit. This hides the course from all students. If you wish to hide it on your list of courses, contact the Blackboard administrator.
Most likely you have assigned a range of available dates to the content or the content page. When you click on an item which is not available, you will get an error message. To view the content, go to the folder where the content is located, click the down arrow icon next to the name of the content, and select Edit. This will allow you to preview the content.
Assignment and assessment due dates do not apply to the instructor. Since you are logged into Blackboard as you, you will not see due dates in the calendar or the To Do module (even with Edit Mode off). To see what the student sees, use the Student View tool.
You can create an assignment with its own attached drop box. From any content page, click Create Assessment>Assignment to create an assignment. Give it a title and add student instructions. Provide the dates available and due date, assign a point value and upload a grading rubric if desired. Click Submit. Students will get assignment instructions and attach the assignment right to this page. You will be notified in the Grade Center (located in the Control Panel) when an assignment is ready for grading.
Copy the URL as you would for any online resource, but when you paste it into the URL field in Blackboard, you will need to preface it with our Proxy link so that students located off-campus will be able to access it. Paste the following text in front of the current URL: http://dbproxy.tamut.edu/login?url=
This will create a very long URL which looks something like this: http://dbproxy.tamut.edu/login?url=http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=a9b11003-38ae-4953-8550-7216ee6720c4%40sessionmgr114&vid=8&hid=104
If students are on campus, the web browser will ignore the proxy link and go straight to the document. Students located off-campus will first be redirected to the proxy server and then to the resource so they are able to view it.
Once you create the assessment, you need to place it in a content folder. Go to the content page where you want the assessment to appear, and clickCreate Assessment>Test. Select the assessment from the list next to Add Test and click Submit. Set options for your assessment such as the dates to display it, the due date, the number of attempts a student has, etc. Click Submit. The test is now located in the content folder and will be available subject to dates and availability set by you.
Blackboard does not have an option for this. You can make a discussion forum have a limited date availability which will display it only for the designated period of time. If you want students to be alerted to a discussion due date, create a course event in the calendar. See instructions on how to do this:
From the Control Panel, select Course Tools>Course Calendar. Click Create Course Event. Give the event a name and select the event date and time. Click Submit.
Student names do not show up until the first day of class. Once the course becomes available for the students, you will be able to send them a message.
Do not check the box that says Send Immediately when creating the announcement. This option sends students an email in addition to creating the announcement.
Use our new Student View Tool. This will create a demo student and switch you into the student view mode. After using this tool once, you will see a new student enrolled in your course with user name bb_demo_#### where #### is a randomly assigned number. You can treat this demo student like any other student, assigning grades, taking tests as the students, or using the adaptive release feature.
The Blackboard Mobile Learn App is currently available for free download on the following devices:
To download and start using Blackboard Mobile Learn: