• This video demonstrates how to add an assignment, enable anonymous grading, and delegate grading responsibilities.

    Grading responsibilities can be shared with teaching assistants, graders, and other instructors. Anonymous grading can be turned on while creating an assignment in order to ensure impartiality.

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  • This video demonstrates how to use the date management tool and adjust dates in Blackboard courses.

    Dates can be adjusted for all the content available in a Blackboard course using the Date Management Tool.

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  • This article explains how to create a link from Blackboard to the Films on Demand database.

    1. Go to Films on Demand and select any segment.

    2. Below the segment, is a segment URL. Copy the URL (Windows: Ctrl + C; Mac: Command + C)

    Segment URL to be copied.

    3. Go into the Blackboard course and enter the content area where the link is needed. Under Build Content, choose Web Link.

    Blackboard Control Panel Menu with Content circled.

     Build Content drop-down list with Web Link circled.

     

    4. Give the link a name, and Paste the link that was copied in step 2 into the url box. Once complete, click Submit.

    Create Web Link with Name and URL text boxes indicated.

     

    5. The student will see a link like the one below for Segment 1 under Content. When selected, the user will be directed to authenticate to Films on Demand. This only has to be done one time per session.

    Content link in student view

    ESEARCH User Authentication window

    7. Students will be asked to authentication with their UT credentials for the entire Esearch library. The authentication tab will open in a seperate browser tab. Users DO NOT access the segment here. Instead, after authenticating with their Spartan Domain credentials, simply click back on the previous Blackboard tab. From here, all the Films on Demand links will be available. 

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  • This video demonstrates the basic steps of creating a fillable form from an existing pdf file using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

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  • This video will show you where to find information on free and reduced price software for UT faculty and staff.

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  • This video demonstrates the basic steps of adding Library Links to Google Scholar.

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  • This tutorial gives an overview of the Hoonuit Video Tutorial Database.

    Hoonuit is an on-demand database of short, targeted video tutorials that make it easy for learners of all ages to embrace technology and develop critical skills for success at school, at work and in life.

  • This video demonstrates how to add new terms and their definitions to the glossary in Blackboard.

    The glossary helps students learn important terms and concepts.

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  • This video demonstrates how to add a Teaching Assistant to your Blackboard course.

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  • This video demonstrates how to align course content to one or more goals in a Blackboard course.

    Alignment of content and goals is an important feature in course design.

     

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  • This video demonstrates how instructors can change the language of the Blackboard user interface

    Changing the display language of a Blackboard course can be useful for language immersion. NOTE: Never choose a language that you cannot read or changing it back will be difficult!

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  • This video demonstrates how to color code the grade center.

    Grading Color Codes can be used to apply background and text color to items in the grade center that meet specific criteria. The color codes provide visual indicators about information, and allows the instructor to interpret the information quickly.

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  • This video demonstrates how to create a lesson plan in Blackboard and share it with students.

    A lesson plan contains content like lesson profiles, instructional objectives, and items students need to complete.

     

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  • This video demonstrates how to create a Mashup in Blackboard.

    It's easy to create a hyperlink to a YouTube video in your Blackboard course but viewing the links can be problematic because videos added in this way do not always buffer properly. That is, they will stop and start repeatedly. A better method for linking to YouTube videos in Blackboard is to use the mashup tool. Mashups not only eliminate the buffering problem, they also provide a way to add multimedia to a course without having to create it yourself.

    NOTE: If you already have a video in mind, rather than using the search feature in the mashup tool as described in the following video, it's faster to have already copied the URL, then paste it into the search field. Instead of getting hundreds or possibly thousands of hits, this method will take you directly to the desired video.

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  • This video demonstrates how to create a rubric and edit a rubric grid.

    Creating a rubric helps set expectations and set specific criteria for achievements.

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  • This video demonstrates how to create a test question in Blackboard.

    You can also create test questions in Excel and upload them all at once. If you'd perfer to do that, this page shows you how.

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  • This video demonstrates how to access the statistics-tracking feature in Blackboard, turn it on for content items, and view statistics for content items.

    Item Statistics can be used to track detailed usage information about the content, such as how many times an item was viewed and when it was accessed.

     

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  • This tutorial demonstrates how to create and comment on journal entries in Blackboard.

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  • This video demonstrates how to create and edit wikis pages in a Blackboard course.

    Wikis can be used in a course as a collaborative tool. All members in a course can comment, create, and edit wiki pages in a course.

    Wikis can be linked together or linked to other pages.

     

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  • This video demonstrates how to create a Blackboard Wiki, set wiki options, and grade student contributions.

    Wikis can be used as a means of sharing knowledge within a Blackboard course.

     

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