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)
  • How to Setup Your Name Pronunciation (Video)

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)
  • Changing Course Start and End Dates (PDF)

Course Content

  • How to Organize Files in the Content Collection (PDF)
  • Create Content Items and Files (PDF)¬†(Video)
  • Deleting Course Files (PDF)
  • Adding Course Menu Items (PDF)

Ally Accessibility Checker

  • Short Video Overview (Video)
  • Ally Help for Instructors (Link)
  • Ally QuickStart Guide for Instructors (Link)
  • Course Accessibility Report Guide (Link)
  • How to Find the Course Accessibility Report (PDF)
  • How to Fix Contrast Issues (Video) (PDF)
  • How to Add Image Descriptions to a Document (Video) (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 (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)
  • SafeAssign
    • About SafeAssign (Link)
    • Creating a SafeAssign Assignment (Video)
    • Setting Up a SafeAssign Assignment (PDF)
    • How to DirectSubmit to SafeAssign (Video)
    • How to View Originality Report (Video) (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 4.0

    • Respondus 4.0 Complete Guide (Link)
    • How to Download and License Respondus 4.0 (PDF)
    • How to Connect Respondus 4.0 to Your Blackboard Course (PDF)
    • Formatting Questions to Import to Respondus¬†(PDF)
    • Exporting Respondus Exams Locally (PDF)
    • Publishing Respondus Files to Blackboard (PDF)
    • Retrieving and Printing Exams Using Respondus (PDF)
    • Respondus Lockdown Browser
    • 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)
  • Creating Manual Grade Columns (PDF)
  • Creating a Calculated Weighted Grade Column (PDF)
  • Creating a Calculated Total Grade Column (PDF)
  • How to Set an External Grade Column (PDF)


  • Enroll a Single User into an Organization (PDF)
  • Batch Enrolls Users into an Organization (PDF)
  • Organization Request Form (Link)

Collaborate Ultra: How To

  • Features and Benefits (PDF)
  • Collaborate Ultra: Important Things You Should Know (PDF) (Video)
  • How to Add a Tool Link for Collaborate Ultra in Your Course Menu (PDF) (Video)
  • How to Set Up a Session (PDF)
  • How to Share Content (PDF)
  • How to Locate a Recording Link (PDF) (Video)
  • How to Download a Recording (PDF)
  • How to View a Session Report (PDF)¬†(Video)
  • Transferring Collaborate Ultra Recordings to a New Course (PDF)
  • How to Enable Recording in Groups Using Collaborate Ultra (PDF)
  • How to Create Group Sets (PDF)
  • Introduction to Breakout Groups in Collaborate Ultra (Video)
  • Introduction to Breakout Groups with Group Sets in Collaborate Ultra (Video)

Enterprise Survey

  • How to Create a Survey (PDF)
  • How to Deploy a Survey (PDF)
  • How to Analyze Survey Results (PDF)
  • Naming Convention Guide (PDF)

Grade Import

  • Configure your Column for Grade Import (PDF) (Video)
  • Importing Grades into GUS (PDF) (Video)

Group Sets

  • How to Create Group Sets (PDF)