Blackboard tutorials

On this page you will find video instructions on how to use the large variety of functions Blackboard.

The site will be extended continously as the need for specific instructions is discovered. For now, the instructions covers the basic functionality available.

Blackboard for teachers

As a teacher, you will find that Blackboard makes it simple to share course material with your students both before and after lectures. It also allows you to divide the students into groups and provide them with different collaborative tools to boost learning and help them work together. Moreover, you can easily access your students’ work, provide feedback, and prepare a variety of tests, surveys and assignments for them. Finally, Blackboard provides a simple way to build up a general overview of your course and keep track of your students.

Find the videoes below or in the menu to the left.

Blackboard login

This video will show you how to login to Blackboard.

My institution

The ’My Institution’ page is the first page shown when you log on to Blackboard. The page consists of modules where each module serves a specific purpose. These modules range from news feeds, announcements and course creation to current assignments, practical information and simple tools such as a calculator.

Global navigation menu

The global navigation menu is accessible wherever you are in Blackboard, and can be used to navigate easy and fast in Blackboard. You can access notifications, grades, calendar, updates aso. from the globale navigationsmenu. It is also from the global navigation menu, that you change your personal setting.

Student groups

Student groups opens the opportunity to use delimited groups, where students and lecturers can add content. Teachers or course secretaries administer study groups. As a teacher/course secretary you have the rights to create self enrollment groups or manual groups of students.

Blackboard presentation video for lecturers

The Blackboard project team has produced a video presenting Blackboard. The video is directed towards lecturers, and shows you as a lecturer can find your way around in Blackboard.

Make courses uanvailable

This functionality is only available for coursesecretaries. Therefore it is only a coursesecretary, who can change the course avaliability. The secretary manager at your institute should be able to identify the course secretaries at your institute.

Quick enroll

As a course secretary you must enroll to those courses, where you will be responsible. You are able to enroll into all courses at your own institute. For this purpose Blackboard has a "Quick Enroll" function in order to enroll at a course.

Add user

It may be necessary to assign a temporary, extraordinary admission to some users. There may, for example be a lecturer, who will be teaching in a subject the coming term, and, therefore, is interested in following the course - or a student, who needs to see the course content in order to attend a re-exam.

Merge courses

If you wish to merge two or more courses you can use the "merge courses" function. Please note that if you merge a course, you will merge both course and the students attending the course.

Copy courses

It is possible to copy content and structure from one course in Blackboard to another. The video below shows 3 different methods in which you can copy content and structure between courses in Blackboard.

Organizations - communication

Organizations offers the departments the possibility to communicate to groups of students accross studies. Students are automatically enrolled in several organizations, through which the department can distribute information.

Organizations in Blackboard (lecturers)

Organisations in Blackboard provide the option to send information to all students of a certain year group or students who are signed up for a subject. Only course secretaries can distribute messages to students through organisations.

Wikis

You may know the principles of a wiki from Wikipedia.org. A wiki is a database in which users with access can create their own knowledge articles. users can edit and read each other’s articles and build up the knowledge database together.

Blogs

Blogs can serve as a useful tool in the communication and collaboration between groups of all sizes. Blogs allow students and teachers to post and access entries which are stored and available in the future for users with access to the course in question.

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