Blackboard How-To

Blackboard Guide for Instructors (Link)

Video Tutorials for Instructors (Link)

Blackboard Access

  • How to Login to Blackboard (PDF)
  • How to Make Your Course Available to Students (PDF)

Main Course Interface and Course Content

  • Course Navigation Guide (Video) (Link)
  • How to Preview Your Course as a Student (Video) (Link)
  • Copy Course Content (PDF)
  • Check Course Size (PDF)
  • Managing Course Dates (Link)
  • Extending Course Shell End Date (PDF)
  • End of Semester Tasks for Courses (PDF)

Course Content

  • How to Organize Files in the Content Collection (PDF)
  • How to Link Files for Student Access (Video)
  • Deleting Course Files (PDF)

Communication Tools

  • How to Send a Course Announcement (Video) (Link)
  • How to Send Course Messages (Video) (Link)
  • How to Send an Email from Your Course (Video) (Link)

Discussion Boards

  • How to Set Up and Interact within a Discussion Board (Video) (Link)
  • How to Grade Discussions (Link)
  • Collecting and Printing Discussion Board Posts (PDF)


  • How to Create an Assignment (Video) (Link)
  • How to Grade an Assignment (Video) (Link)
  • Managing Due Dates for All Assignments (Link)
  • Downloading Assignment Files (PDF)
    • About SafeAssign (Link)
    • Setting Up a SafeAssign Assignment (PDF)
    • How to View Originality Report (Link)

Tests and Quizzes

  • How to Deploy a Test (PDF)
  • Setting Test Options (PDF)
  • Setting Test Availability Exceptions (PDF)
  • Showing Test Results and Feedback to Students (PDF)
    • Respondus
    • How to Download and License Respondus 4.0 (PDF)
    • How to Connect Respondus 4.0 to Your Blackboard Course (PDF)
    • Exporting Respondus Exams Locally (PDF)
    • How to Create a Test Using Respondus¬†(PDF)¬†(Link)
    • How to Set Up a Proctored Exam: Respondus Lockdown Browser Plus Additional Resources (PDF) (Video) (Link)
    • How to Set Up a Proctored Exam: Respondus Monitor Plus Additional Resources (PDF) (Video) (Link)

Grade Center

  • How to Access the Grade Center (Link)
  • How to Grade Discussions (Link)
  • How to Grade an Assignment (Video) (Link)
  • How to Grade a Test (Link)
  • Downloading Grades to a Spreadsheet (PDF)

Collaborate Ultra: How To

  • Features and Benefits (PDF)
  • User Guide (PDF)
  • Best Practices for Using Collaborate (PDF)
  • How to Set Up a Session (PDF)
  • How to Share Content (PDF)
  • How to Locate a Recording Link (PDF)
  • How to Download a Recording (PDF)
  • How to View a Session Report (PDF)
  • Create Collaborate Ultra Recordings Archive in New Course (PDF)