• This video will provide important information for faculty on what to do in the event of a short-term campus closure.

  • Follow these links to YouTube to view short video tutorials by Blackboard Inc. on building your Blackboard 9.1 course.

    1. Getting Oriented with Blackboard LearnNew Window Instructors, take a quick tour of your Blackboard Learn course environment. Find out how to access your course controls, add and edit the course menu, and edit the default Home Page. Duration 2m 51s

    2. Global Navigation and My BlackboardNew Window This video shows how to access global navigation, navigate the user menu and My Blackboard. Duration: 3m 40s

    3. How to Make Your Course Available to StudentsNew Window Courses under development are set to unavailable to prevent students from accessing them before you are ready. This tutorial shows you how to make your course available to students by changing the course properties. Duration 1m 15s|

    4. How To Design Your Course Entry PointNew Window The first page students see when they enter you course leaves a lasting impression. Use this first look to orient students and convey important information. This tutorial will show you how to set your course entry point page and add a banner image to it. Duration 1m 57s

    5. Using the Content EditorNew Window This tutorial shows you how to use the content editor to add formatted text, links, images and media to Blackboard Learn. Duration 3m 58

    6. How to Edit Your Course Home PageNew Window The course home page is a specialized page that contains dynamic content arranged in modules. Instructors can customize the display of the home page by renaming the page, and by adding and removing modules. This tutorial will show you how to add a module, remove a module, and rename the home page. 2m 17s

    7. How To Add Content to a Learning ModuleNew Window A learning module is an organized collection of content presented together. Learning modules are shells in which other content items such as files, folders and tools are added. This tutorial shows you how to add an item with an image to a learning module and place your new item in the table of contents. Duration 2m 21s

    8. My Blackboard ProfilesNew Window This video show how to set up your Blackboard profile and share it with others. Duration 2m 46s

    9. Adding a Page to the Course MenuNew Window You can help students quickly access what they need by adding links to frequently used pages in the Course Menu. You can add any type of information to the Course Menu using the Blank Page tool. This tutorial will show you how to create a blank page and set page availability. Duration 1m 10s

    10. How to Turn Tools On and Off in a CourseNew Window Setting which tools are available in your course and who can access them is a critical part of course design. Course tools allows you to control the different ways students interact, add content, and stay on track. While Blackboard has many different tools available, you need to select the best ones for your students. Duration 2m 3s
  • Follow these links to YouTube to view short video tutorials by Blackboard Inc. on building your adding content and personalizing your course.

    1. How to Customize Your My UT Blackboard PageNew Window The My UT Blackboard tab (Called My Institution in the video) contains links to your courses, notifications, and tools. This tutorial shows you how to customize your view of the My UT Blackboard page. You will organize the page, add modules, and remove modules. Duration 2. 47s

    2. How to Edit Your Course Home PageNew Window The course home page is a specialized page that contains dynamic content arranged in modules. Instructors can customize the display of the home page by renaming the page, and by adding and removing modules. This tutorial will show you how to add a module, remove a module, and rename the home page. Duration 2 m 17s

    3. How to Add an AvatarNew Window An avatar is a photo or other digital image that represents a user. Your personal avatar appears throughout Blackboard, including in the global navigation, in the notifications modules, and in journals, blogs, discussions, and wikis. Duration 2m 37s

    4. Adding a Page to the Course MenuNew Window You can help students quickly access what they need by adding links to frequently used pages in the Course Menu. You can add any type of information to the Course Menu using the Blank Page tool. This tutorial will show you how to create a blank page and set page availability. Duration 1m 10s

    5. How To Add Content to a Learning ModuleNew Window A learning module is an organized collection of content presented together. Learning modules are shells in which other content items such as files, folders and tools are added. This tutorial shows you how to add an item with an image to a learning module and place your new item in the table of contents. Duration 2m 21s

    6. How to Add Partner Content and Textbooks to Blackboard LearnNew Window Add partner content, and include information about your textbooks in your course. The textbook information is also included in the course catalog where prospective students can access this information prior to enrollment. This tutorial shows you how to add partner content and textbook information to your course. Duration 1m 47s

    7. How to Create a Lesson PlanNew Window A lesson plan is a container for content that includes lesson profiles, instructional objectives, and the content students need to complete a lesson. This tutorial will show you how to create a lesson plan, customize it with sections and resources, and share the lesson plan with students. Duration 2m 47s

    8. How to Add a Glossary TermNew Window A glossary is a useful teaching aid that enables students to search for and learn important terms and concepts. Instructors can manually enter terms, or upload an existing file to the glossary. This tutorial will show you how to add a new term to a glossary and enter the definition. Duration 1m

    9. How to Add a Tool Link to Your CourseNew Window You can help students access what they need by adding links to frequently used tools in different parts of your course. For example, on the course menu, add links to My Grades and Email. In content areas, place relevant tool links near instructional content. Duration 3m 5s

    10. How to Quickly Jump From One Blackboard Course to AnotherNew Window Use the course-to-course navigation function to quickly jump from one Blackboard course to another. By using this drop-down list, you can move from a tool in one course to the same tool in another course. Duration 1m 17s
  • Follow these links to YouTube to view short video tutorials by Blackboard Inc. on using the most common tools, such as assignments, calendar, content area, grades, and tests in your Blackboard 9.1 course.

    1. How to Submit an Assignment in Blackboard LearnNew Window Assignments are created by your instructor. They can be used for simply submitting homework. Assignments can also be used to participate in a back-and-forth review process of projects and papers. This tutorial shows you how to access assignments, download and edit an assignment file, and upload it back to Blackboard. Duration 3m 33s

    2. How to Take a Test OnlineNew Window Students learn how to take a test online by locating the test in their course, understanding how the timer works for timed tests, saving answers, who to contact if there are problems. Duration 3m 2s

    3. Using the Content EditorNew Window This tutorial shows you how to use the content editor to add formatted text, links, images and media to Blackboard Learn. Duration 3m 38s

    4. How to Check Your GradesNew Window You can see your grades from different access points in Blackboard Learn. This video will show you how to check your grades and see instructor feedback. Duration 2m 20s

    5. Using the Blackboard CalendarNew Window This tutorial explains the features students and instructors use in the Blackboard Learn 9.1 calendar. Duration 3m 12s

    6. How to Create and Manage TasksNew Window Manage your personal to do list to help stay focused and on track using the tasks tool. Located in the Tools list on the My Institution tab, the tasks tool allows you to create and organize personal activities as well as report on the progress of course tasks assigned to you by your instructors. Duration 2m 51s
  • Follow these links to YouTube to view short video tutorials by Blackboard Inc. on changing settings and navigating in your Blackboard Learn SaaS.

    1. How to Change Your PasswordNew Window Your password maintains your account security. Never share it with others. This tutorial shows you how to change your password from the global navigation menu. Duration 1m 30s

    2. My Blackboard ProfilesNew Window This video show how to set up your Blackboard profile and share it with others. Duration 2m 46s

    3. Editing Personal Information and Privacy OptionsNew Window Learn how to access and edit your personal information and privacy options to control what you share with other course members. Personal information appears in the course roster and on group pages as well as the Blackboard User Directory. Duration 3m 25s

    4. How to Customize Your My UT Blackboard PageNew Window The My UT Blackboard tab contains links to your courses, notifications, and tools. This tutorial shows you how to customize your view of the page. (Note: The tutorial refers to it as the My Institution Page.) You will organize the page, add modules, and remove modules. Duration 2m 48s

    5. How to Set Your Notification OptionsNew Window Always know what is happening in your courses by setting Blackboard's notification system to alert you when an events occur. You can receive alerts for events such as when new content is posted, when new discussion board postings are submitted, when a test is available and much more. Alerts can be sent to your course homepage, your email address, and to your mobile device. Duration 3m 19s

    6. How to Add an AvatarNew Window An avatar is a photo or other digital image that represents a user. Your personal avatar appears throughout Blackboard, including in the global navigation, in the notifications modules, and in journals, blogs, discussions, and wikis. Duration 2m 38s

    7. How to Send Email in Blackboard LearnNew Window Send email directly from Blackboard to any member of your course. Use the convenient email tool to communicate with everyone enrolled in your course. Email sent from Blackboard is received and stored in your email program, not in Blackboard. Duration 1m 35s

    8. How to Send and Receive Course MessagesNew Window The course messages tool provides you with a familiar, email-like environment that you can use for course communication.However, unlike email, you can only access this private and secure text-based form of communication by logging in to your course. This eliminates external factors such as incorrect or out-of-date email addresses. This tutorial will show you how to, access, send, and view course messages. Duration 1m 49s

    9. How to Quickly Jump From One Blackboard Course to AnotherNew Window Use the course-to-course navigation function to quickly jump from one Blackboard course to another. By using this drop-down list, you can move from a tool in one course to the same tool in another course. Duration 1m 17s

    10. Global Navigation and My BlackboardNew Window This video shows how to access global navigation, navigate the user menu and My Blackboard. Duration 3m 40s