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Important information concerning how and when you can get a course site, Blackboard Learn customizations at UTK, and how to get help.
Change your Course Name
Learn how to change the name of your course site.
Change your Course Design
Learn how to modify the design of your course site.
Modify your Course Menu
Learn how to modify your course menu.
Create a Learning Module
Learn how to build a learning module.
Use Math and Science Notations and Equations
Learn more about using the Math and Science Notation tool.
Copy your Course Site
Course instructors can use the Course Copy tool to reuse materials from semester to semester.
Copy/Move Specific Course Content
Learn how to use the Copy Course Content tool to copy content from one course site into another and/or move course content to another location within the same course.
Export/Archive your Course
Learn how to download your course sites for future re-use or as a backup of
Post an Announcement
Learn how to add an announcement to create a welcome statement or inform students about new material.
Use the Assignment tool
Learn how to use the Assignment tool.
Use the SafeAssign tool
Learn how to encourage original student writing, proper attribution, and citation by checking student submitted texts against a variety of online databases.
Blogs, Journals, and Wikis
Learn how to use the Blackboard Learn blog, journal and wiki tools.
Campus Pack Blog
Learn how to set up a Campus Pack blog in your Blackboard Learn course.
Campus Pack Wiki
Learn how to set up shared web space inside Blackboard Learn for students to create multi-page websites as class projects.
Quick Start Guide
Learn about adding and customizing columns, entering grades, reviewing assessment attempts, and using the Icon Legend.
Action Bar and
This tutorial describes the functions of the Action Bar and the spreadsheet.
Create Grading Periods
Grading Periods are time segments created by an instructor.
Create and Manage Columns
Instructors can create columns for graded items in the Grade Center automatically, manually, or through uploading. Grade columns can be modified, removed, reordered, frozen, or hidden.
Grades can be entered into the Grade Center automatically, manually, or by uploading. Learn to enter a grade manually, change a grade, add a comment to a grade, delete a grade, revert a grade, delete an attempt, drop a grade, and view a grade's history.
Customize Spreadsheet with Smart Views
Instructors can create "Smart Views", a display of the Grade Center spreadsheet data based on various criteria. Any Smart View can be saved as the default view of the Grade Center.
Change Grading Scale
To change the predefined grading scale to display a grade as "Pass/Fail" or a letter grade, use the Grading Schema.
You can Add Calculated Columns to perform customized grade calculations and include only selected columns in the calculations.
You can download Grade Center data to your computer as a tab or comma delimited file that you can use in other applications such as Excel or statistical analysis programs.
If you prefer to maintain student grades in an Excel spreadsheet on your computer, you can still upload them to your Blackboard Learn course site.
Assess your students online
Learn how to move your assessments online.
Create an online assessment
Learn how to create an online assessment.
Deploy an online assessment
Learn how to make an online assessment available to your students.
Learn how to use rubrics within your course site for student assessment.
Add Twitter Feed
Learn how to add a Twitter feed to your course site.
Transform the way you work with your file based content in the Blackboard Learn™ platform with Blackboard Drive.
Learn how to create an entry point that takes your students directly to the UTK on iTunes U course area from within your Blackboard Learn course.
Learn how to integrate publisher content (Cengage, McGraw-Hill, Pearson and Wiley) into your Blackboard Learn course site.
Add or Remove Users in a Course
As an instructor, you can opt to add teaching assistants, guest instructors, and graders to a course site.
Create and Manage Groups
Learn how to create and manage groups.
Control Access to Your Course Site
Control access to your course sites based on user role.
Learn how to access your online roster.
You can also download the comprehensive
Blackboard 9 Instructor Manual
in PDF format, or view the
in your browser.
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