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April 28, 2009

Video Tutorials
Filed under: Uncategorized — Lynn Cooke @ 4:09 pm

After sharing electronic documentation with other schools I decided to see what other schools have posted for video tutorials for Blackboard. In addition, I looked at Blackboard’s own video tutorials to see if there were any that would be of use to users at Assumption. I found some useful videos that I’m linking to rather than recreating the wheel and making my own videos.

Instructor Videos from

Blackboard has a website providing a variety of video tutorials on using Blackboard. The website url is:

Some of the useful videos are:

Making your course available

Creating an Announcement

Sending e-mail

Adding a course Banner

Creating a Discussion Board

Creating a Group

Creating a Blog

Creating a wiki

Student Videos from

Blackboard has a web pageĀ  providing a variety of video tutorials on using Blackboard from the student perspective. The web pageĀ  url is:

Some of the useful videos are:
Submitting an Assignment
Taking an online test
Creating a Discussion Board Post
Creating a new Discussion Board Thread
Replying to a Discussion Board post
Creating a Blog entry
Creating and editing Wiki Pages
Linking Wiki Pages
Sending E-mail from Blackboard
Remember:E-mail messages sent from Blackboard are delivered to your Assumption e-mail account.
They will not be found or stored in Blackboard.

Videos from Grand Valley State University

This next set of tutorials is from Grand Valley State University.GVSU has a great assembly of short videos to get you comfortable with Blackboard 9.0. Please note: Assumption is now on Version 9.1, Service Pack 11. While look of the interface is a bit different, many of the tools still work in the same way.

Instructor Videos

Customizing Main Blackboard page – Course list

Overview of the Course Menu – How it works

Creating content areas

Creating Announcements

Adding Instructor Contact Information

Adding Content and Attaching Documents

Creating and Organizing folders

Creating External Links

Changing Course Availablity

Create a discussion forum

Sending E-mail

Accessing Grade Center

Grade Center – Adding Columns

Grade Center – Entering Grades

Grade Center – Freezing Columns

Grade Center – Weighted Grades

Grade Center – Dropping Grades

Grade Center – Column Organization

Grade Center – Clear Attempt

Creating Groups

Self & Peer Assessment

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