Some Tutorials require the Flash Plug-in or the Adobe Acrobat
Blackboard 9.1 SP8
Changes with SP8 - Tricia Woolard
Creating Course Content
The following tutorials will allow faculty to familiarize themselves with the features and functionality of Blackboard Learn 9.1. The Blackboard manuals listed on this page contain a complete set of documentation for using the system while the Getting started guides focus on specific tasks. The Blackboard On-Demand Learning Center provides additional documentation (including videos) that will acclimate the instructor to the latest version of Blackboard.
What's New (PDF)
On Demand Learning Center Tutorials
Instructors Guide 9.1
User Guide 9.1
Content Management Guide
Safe Assign Instructors Guide (PDF)
Course Environment Tour
Getting Started with Course Environment (PDF)
Creating a Mashup
Adding Textbook Information to your course
Getting started with Course Content (PDF)
Creating a Lesson Plan
Getting started with Building a Test (PDF)
Blackboard Test Creation Tips (PDF)
Getting started with Assignments (PDF)
Safe Assign Instructors Guide (PDF)
Getting started with the Grade Center (PDF)
Showing, hiding, freezing and moving columns
Downloading from Grade Center
Getting started with Groups (PDF)
Blackboard Learn 9 - video tutorial of new features
Instructors Manual (PDF)
BB9 Quick Start Quide (PDF)
Understanding and Building Your Course
Communicating And Collaborating
Adding a File
Adding and Modifying Groups
Creating Blogs and Journals
Archiving Your Course (PDF)
Changing the Default Page - You can change the default entrance page by going to the Control Panel area and click on "Customizations", Styles, and scroll down to #4. Select from the dropdown box what you want the entry page to be.
Adding an Assignment
Creating a SafeAssignment
Downloading an Assignment
Entering a grade for an assignment
Clearing an assignment attempt
Tests Surveys and Pools (Scroll down page to see topic)
Using Assessment Manager
Making a test available
Using the Pool Manager
Create a test from a Pool
Upload test questions
Creating a Blog
Creating a Journal
NCCCS Technology Center
The purpose of the NCCCS Technology Center is to enhance and enrich
the distance learning experience while engaging the distance
learner. This is to be accomplished by exploring and collaborating
on current and emerging technologies that impact distance learning.
The consortium is responsible for identifying the technologies and
sharing them in a manner that is understandable and accessible to
all faculty and staff in the NCCCS.
*What is Web 2.0?
term WEB 2.0 is used to describe a web created by users
themselves... where people contribute to blog websites, video
websites, podcast websites, social websites, Wikipedia, and a number
of different things.
*Creating a Blog
Blog stands for "Web Log"...a web
version of a personal journal or newsletter that is available to the public. It is
essentially a series of chronological entries on a topic or various
topics that is created by one or more contributors. There are many
free blogging sites. The most popular is
*Creating a Podcast
Intro to Podcasting
A Podcast is a media file that is distributed by subscription (paid
or unpaid) over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback
on mobile devices and personal computers. A student or faculty
member does not have to have an iPod or mp3 player to listen or view
a podcast. Virtually any online capable computer will do. To make a
podcast, all you really have to do is record an audio file and make
it available for people to download or listen to online.
Audacity is free, open
source software for recording and editing sounds.
Used for converting podcast recordings.
Software which captures screen
shots, video and audio, create tutorials etc.
What is Camtasia? (PDF)
How do I get my Camtasia Movies into
Add the immediacy and
interactivity of face-to-face teaching to your distance Learning.
Engage more students in more ways with
Elluminate. Record course
lectures for playback.
Course Management Software (CMS) - BCCC uses this software for
online course delivery.
Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a
software package designed using sound
to help educators create effective online learning communities.
an educational repository of lectures specific
to your school. Users
can easily search, download, and play course content
that instructors have posted in Blackboard.
*Smart Board Basics
Smart Board Interactive Basics
50 Educational Apps for the iPod Touch
The Best New Free Ipod Apps
8 Must-Have Education Apps for the iphone
place or accessible from campus. For more training contact
successful Blackboard course
Library services for e-learning
Tips on Teaching with Blackboard
* Developing an online course
Important Check List for Instructors
Copyright Fair Use Information
Learning Outcomes & Assessments
Introduction to Teaching and Learning with
Top 10 Free Tools that you can
Integrate into Blackboard
Top 10 technology tools
8 ways to get students engaged in online
PowerPoint to outline view in Word
Saving PowerPoint as a website
Prevent students from printing a test
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