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Once you have set up a Blackboard portfolio, you can add documents to it as evidence of your achievements. This article outlines the steps to add materials to your Blackboard portfolio.
If you have created your Promotion and Tenure Portfolio in Blackboard, this article outlines the steps to submit it by sharing it to the Promotion and Tenure 2019-2020 Blackboard organization.
Blackboard’s Portfolio tool allows you to collect and organize work you have completed over time, as a means to demonstrate achievement.
Each Blackboard course includes a Grade Center that allows instructors to track student progress throughout the course. The Grade Center is a flexible tool that allows you to calculate running grades, add weights, provide feedback, drop lowest grades and more.
If you would like to save a copy of your Blackboard course for your own records, Blackboard offers instructors two options to back up a course: Export and Archive.
Instructors can now create Microsoft Teams meetings from within their Blackboard courses and invite students to join. This article outlines the steps for creating a Teams meeting in Blackboard.
In preparation for an upcoming upgrade to Blackboard, there is a hold on requests for new Blackboard organizations at this time.
Instructors can use Turnitin to check student papers for potential plagiarism. This tool can be integrated into your Blackboard course.
Blackboard’s Tests tool allows you to create and deploy tests electronically from your Blackboard course shell.
When setting up their exams and quizzes in Blackboard, instructors have the option to allow exceptions to specific groups of students. Instructors can use these exceptions to provide an accommodation for a student with a disability, a language or technology difference, or another issue requiring alternate access to the exam.
It is possible to send emails from within the Blackboard system. Messages are delivered to the student’s USJ email address, and you will receive a copy for your records. If the student replies to the email, the reply will go to your USJ email address.
The Course Calendar can help students stay on task throughout the term. Instructors add entries, which are visible to students in the course. If you use due dates in your Blackboard assignments and discussions, these will be added to the calendar automatically. You can also add entries for field trips, office hours or more.
Blackboard’s Alerts and Notifications let students and instructors know whenever there is activity in a course. You can receive email notifications when something new is posted in a course, when a student has submitted an assignment or similar. Students can receive notifications when you post items in the course or when something is due or overdue.
If you have been a student or faculty member at USJ for a while, you are likely to see a long list of courses on your Blackboard homepage. While you can’t delete them, you can hide them or rearrange the list so you have only what you need. You may want to do this once a semester to show only the current semester’s courses.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web conferencing tool built right into your Blackboard course. Faculty can use it to host virtual class meetings, office hours, study sessions and more.