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  • Student Resources | Blackboard | Vanderbilt University
    5am Blackboard Maintenance 1 28 16 Taking our Blackboard Workshops on the Road 1 15 16 Your textbook may integrate with Blackboard 1 8 16 Comprehensive Tools List Added to Support Website 11 10 15 SafeAssign integrated into Blackboard assignments 11 3 15 Save the Dates November December Drop in Support 10 30 15 Browse by Month Select Month February 2016 January 2016 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August

    Original URL path: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/blackboard/student-resources/ (2016-02-16)
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  • New Features | Blackboard | Vanderbilt University
    an assignment on Blackboard How do I copy material from one course to another How do I create individual groups manual enroll How do I copy a test How do I grade items with student names hidden How do I create a rubric How do I grade an assignment using the inline grading feature How do I give a student another attempt on a test or assignment How do I create a group assignment How do I create set up an averages column in the Grade Center How do I create set up a weighted column in the Grade Center How do I create and manage grading periods in the Grade Center How do I create and deploy a test Overview of Groups How do I create individual groups self enroll How do I create group sets manual enroll How do I create group sets self enroll How do I enable or disable group tools How do I create group sets random enroll How do I change a group s settings How do I customize a group s page How do I create a group assignment How can I make my course visible to students How can I schedule my course s availability for students How can I add users How do I enable guest access for my course How can I upload a profile photo How can I preview my course from a student perspective How do I expand and collapse the course menu Assignments FAQ Tests FAQ Grading Rubrics FAQ Groups FAQ Course Management FAQ New Features Recent Posts Complements to Blackboard Constructing Effective Multiple Choice Questions 2 8 16 Sunday January 31 2016 1 5am Blackboard Maintenance 1 28 16 Taking our Blackboard Workshops on the Road 1 15 16 Your textbook may integrate with Blackboard 1

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  • Comprehensive Tools List | Blackboard | Vanderbilt University
    with each These are displayed in alphabetical order The Glossary could be useful in a course involving specialized vocabulary Grade Center The Grade Center which is only accessible to Instructors and TAs can record grades for assignments and assessments whether they have been submitted through Blackboard or not Calculated columns allow common mathematical operations such as averaging and weighting to be performed automatically and for all participants Groups Students can be put into groups that are generated automatically using parameters input by the instructor or manually in which case the instructors chooses exactly which students to include Each group has a group page with a number of optional tools that can be enabled or disabled by the instructor such as a wiki blog journal and discussion board These items unlike versions embedded in the course as a whole are only accessible to the group One tool the File Exchange allows users to upload documents to be shared with other members Assignments Tests and Adaptive Release items can be set to be only available to certain groups Image The image tool displays an image file uploaded from an instructor s computer within a content area in other words not as an attachment Several options for adding a description and formatting the image are included Item Items are the basic workhorse for posting content they can include text with Mashups if applicable and or attachment s Journals Journals are for making periodic postings which can be grouped by week or by month They can be set as private so that only the instructor s can see a student s entries or public in which case all students may view other students entries Kaltura Mashup Kaltura Media Kaltura is a media tool for uploading videos as well as creating screen captures or webcam videos that are automatically stored in a Blackboard media repository Items in the repository can then be embedded in Content Areas Modules Discussion Boards and other areas of a course using the Mashup tool Learning Module A Learning Module is a self contained area within a course that gathers together related information It has its own table of contents for ease of organization and navigation and may be composed of many other types of Blackboard content such as Files Content Folders Assignments Tests videos and other items Manual Entry Textbook Allows instructors to add information about a required textbook that cannot be found using the Search for Textbook tool Math Editor This tool is accessible from the menu of any of the text entry fields in a course The editor opens in a new window and contains a wide variety of symbols that can be customized to create well formatted mathematical formulas Media Gallery The Media Gallery accessible to all users from the Tools area is the repository for Kaltura media See also Kaltura Mobile Compatible Test Mobile Compatible Test List The Mobile Compatible Test Building Block offers a route to test creation other than the regular test tool in Blackboard Standard tests can only be taken on a mobile device if they do not contain a question type or setting that is mobile incompatible which is difficult to avoid The mobile test creator limits the question types to those that are supported Mobile Compatible Tests display just like regular Blackboard tests when taken on desktop platforms The Mobile Compatible Test List shows up as a course tool it enables instructors to quickly see all Mobile Compatible Tests in a course along with their location This can be helpful since this type of test does not exist as a master copy under Tests Surveys and Assessments and thus cannot be located through that page Module Page A Module Page is analogous to the Home Page of a course It can be customized with a number of widgets like the ones available to be displayed on the Home Page of a course Move Files to Course Files This tool is used to move files from a course built with a pre 9 1 version of Blackboard Learn and place them in Course Files a general repository that is part of all courses My Career My Career is an integration with Internships com that appears in the Tools area of a course This building block does not function in Vanderbilt s current Blackboard environment My Grades This tool allows students to view their grades and provides links to access feedback on submitted work Panopto Course Tool Application Panopto Video Button Panopto Video Link Panopto is a recording tool that can facilitate lecture capture screencasting video streaming and video content management The Course Tool Application allows for an integration with the Panopto media repository The Video Button enables the option to embed a Panopto video as a Mashup The Video Link is used to link directly to a Panopto video from within a Content Area Performance Dashboard The Performance Dashboard provides information on when students last accessed a course as well as specific areas within the course Respondus LockDown Browser This feature is currently licensed for one year and is being tested The Lockdown Browser is a tool for providing an extra layer of security when administering a test in a monitored environment It prevents students from visiting other Internet sites accessing other areas of the Blackboard course taking screenshots and printing Retention Center The Retention Center identifies students who may be at risk in a course based on criteria such as grades assignment completion and frequency of access to the course Review Status Enabling Review Status adds a checkbox to an item This can be ticked by the user as a means of keeping track of which items in a course have been viewed It can also be used to activate other items in the course when used in conjunction with the Adaptive Release tool Roster The Roster lets students view the first and last names and email addresses of others enrolled in the course as well as run a search of

    Original URL path: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/blackboard/on-demand-resources/blackboard-tools-information/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Support | Blackboard | Vanderbilt University
    find a team of specialists ready to assist See our Drop In Hours page for the current schedule On Demand Resources A growing collection of on demand Blackboard resources can be accessed 24 7 on the Blackboard website through the On Demand Resources page Text and video walkthroughs are available to help instructors with a number of frequently asked questions Workshops Occasionally during the year CFT staff will run Blackboard workshops for instructors interested in learning how to use Blackboard tools effectively and efficiently See our Workshops page for the current schedule CFT staff are also available to facilitate Blackboard workshops on topics both general and specific for departments programs and schools upon request Email blackboard vanderbilt edu to initiate a request Consultations Instructors can also email blackboard vanderbilt edu to schedule an individual consultation with a member of the Blackboard team ideally at least 24 hours in advance This option is particularly helpful for instructors who aren t sure what kind of technology Blackboard or otherwise might best match their teaching goals The Support Team By shifting Blackboard support to a more centralized model with multiple Blackboard specialists housed at the CFT Vanderbilt instructors will receive more robust assistance in using the course management system efficiently and effectively We look forward to providing pedagogical and technical support to Blackboard users in the Vanderbilt community Rebecca Panter Instructional technologist Lee Scarborough Instructional Technologist Stacey M Johnson Assistant Director for Educational Technology Comments are closed Back Home GO Drop In Support Hours Email Consultations Phone Home Recent Posts Complements to Blackboard Constructing Effective Multiple Choice Questions 2 8 16 Sunday January 31 2016 1 5am Blackboard Maintenance 1 28 16 Taking our Blackboard Workshops on the Road 1 15 16 Your textbook may integrate with Blackboard 1 8 16 Comprehensive Tools

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  • Drop-In Support Hours | Blackboard | Vanderbilt University
    CFT See these directions If you need help but can t drop by any of the times listed below you can email your questions to blackboard vanderbilt edu for online support or schedule a consultation with a member of the Blackboard support team Spring 2016 Drop in Support Hours Date Time Topic Monday January 04 2016 1pm 3pm Monday January 11 2016 1pm 3pm Grade Center Column Organization Monday January 25 2016 1pm 3pm Grade Center Inline Grading Monday February 01 2016 1pm 3pm Grade Center Weighted Column Monday February 08 2016 1pm 3pm Grade Center Edit Column Information Monday February 15 2016 1pm 3pm Grade Center Rubrics Monday February 22 2016 1pm 3pm Grade Center Needs Grading Monday February 29 2016 1pm 3pm Grade Center Create Total Average Column Monday March 14 2016 1pm 3pm Grade Center View Clear Attempts Monday March 21 2016 1pm 3pm Grade Center View Grade Details Monday March 28 2016 1pm 3pm Grace Center Points and Percentages Monday April 04 2016 1pm 3pm Grade Center Show Hide Columns Monday April 11 2016 1pm 3pm Grade Center Reports Monday April 18 2016 1pm 3pm Grade Center Smart Views Monday April 25 2016 1pm 3pm Grade Center Grading Periods Comments are closed Back Home GO Drop In Support Hours Email Consultations Phone Home Recent Posts Complements to Blackboard Constructing Effective Multiple Choice Questions 2 8 16 Sunday January 31 2016 1 5am Blackboard Maintenance 1 28 16 Taking our Blackboard Workshops on the Road 1 15 16 Your textbook may integrate with Blackboard 1 8 16 Comprehensive Tools List Added to Support Website 11 10 15 SafeAssign integrated into Blackboard assignments 11 3 15 Save the Dates November December Drop in Support 10 30 15 Browse by Month Select Month February 2016 January 2016 November 2015

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  • Email | Blackboard | Vanderbilt University
    about Blackboard to blackboard vanderbilt edu The Blackboard support team at the CFT will respond to inquiries normally within one hour per the following schedule Sundays 5pm to 11pm Mondays through Thursdays 7am to 11pm Fridays 7am to 5pm Comments are closed Back Home GO Drop In Support Hours Email Consultations Phone Home Recent Posts Complements to Blackboard Constructing Effective Multiple Choice Questions 2 8 16 Sunday January 31 2016 1 5am Blackboard Maintenance 1 28 16 Taking our Blackboard Workshops on the Road 1 15 16 Your textbook may integrate with Blackboard 1 8 16 Comprehensive Tools List Added to Support Website 11 10 15 SafeAssign integrated into Blackboard assignments 11 3 15 Save the Dates November December Drop in Support 10 30 15 Browse by Month Select Month February 2016 January 2016 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 May 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 October 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 May 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011

    Original URL path: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/blackboard/blackboard-support/email/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Phone | Blackboard | Vanderbilt University
    Taking our Blackboard Workshops on the Road 1 15 16 Your textbook may integrate with Blackboard 1 8 16 Comprehensive Tools List Added to Support Website 11 10 15 SafeAssign integrated into Blackboard assignments 11 3 15 Save the Dates November December Drop in Support 10 30 15 Browse by Month Select Month February 2016 January 2016 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 May 2015 March 2015 February

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  • Consultations | Blackboard | Vanderbilt University
    an individual consultation with a member of the Blackboard team ideally at least 24 hours in advance This option is particularly helpful for instructors who aren t sure what kind of technology Blackboard or otherwise might best match their teaching goals Comments are closed Back Home GO Drop In Support Hours Email Consultations Phone Home Recent Posts Complements to Blackboard Constructing Effective Multiple Choice Questions 2 8 16 Sunday January 31 2016 1 5am Blackboard Maintenance 1 28 16 Taking our Blackboard Workshops on the Road 1 15 16 Your textbook may integrate with Blackboard 1 8 16 Comprehensive Tools List Added to Support Website 11 10 15 SafeAssign integrated into Blackboard assignments 11 3 15 Save the Dates November December Drop in Support 10 30 15 Browse by Month Select Month February 2016 January 2016 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 May 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 October 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 May 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011

    Original URL path: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/blackboard/blackboard-support/consultations/ (2016-02-16)
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