Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

BlackboardTV Channel on

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Have you seen the Blackboard help videos on YouTube's BlackboardTV channel?  The address is: The site features videos appropriate to students and faculty alike, made by Bb users from all over the world. Learn about the new gradebook, see what's coming in Blackboard 9, and more!

Transferring course content between semesters

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Do you have course content from a previous semester that you'd like to transfer into the upcoming (or ongoing) semester? No problem! Simply go to Bb Home,, and click "Transfer course content" in the Faculty area. The direct link is:

Multiple instructors in one course?

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Blackboard automatically loads one instructor for each course, but balks at adding more. But if are team-teaching you'll need both instructors loaded, and that is something the Bb administrator can do for you. Simply use the Bb Support Center -- see the link in red at the top ...

Trouble accessing Bb?

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Do you log in regularly but suddenly find yourself without access? Perhaps the problem isn't with Blackboard but with the technology that links Bb to the portal (WPConnect). The resolution is easy: avoid the portal altogether and access Bb directly. Point your browser to Blackboard Home, Other ...

Edit the Sections Listed on your Bb Site!

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Do you have three pages of Bb courses going back two years? Do you find yourself scrolling up and down your roster of courses just to find a specific section? You can eliminate this problem by using the Edit Course List tool. On the top page of your blackboard site click ...

Known Issues

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Known issues are little jinks in the system which we can not correct but for which we have work-arounds.  See the Known Issues document by clicking the red link in the center-bottom of Bb Home, Issues currently covered include Assessments Browsers Digital Drop Box Filenames Word 2007