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Frequently Asked Questions by Faculty

Frequently asked Faculty Questions:

1.   How do I make my course available?

2.   I can't login to Blackboard but I am teaching a course this quarter.

3.  Students say they can't access their grades (or other tool) but there is a My Grades button on the menu.

4.   How do I organize columns in the Grade Center?

5.   How do I hide columns in the Grade Center from students?

6.   How do I clear a student's exam attempt?

7.   How do I upload my Syllabus or other file to Blackboard?

8.   When will I have access to my course for next term?

9.   How do I make an assignment available to students?

10.   How do I download my grades from the Grade Center?

11.   How do I copy content from one course to another course?

12.   How do I use the Discussion Board

13.   How do I customize my Course Menu.

14.   How do I weight grades in the Grade Center?

15.   How do I view and grade assignments submitted by students via the Assignment feature?

16.   How do I view and grade assignments submitted by students via the SafeAssignment plagiarism detection tool?

17.   How can I make videos available to my students in my Blackboard courses? 

18.   How can I give online tests in Blackboard?

19.   How do I allow a student extra time to take a test?

20.   I am trying to enroll a student in a class in Bb but the students name doesn’t come up. The student is on my Safari roster but not on Bb.

21.   How do I use ___________? (Adobe presenter, iTunes U, Collaborate)

22.   How do I combine sections of a course or combine cross-listed courses?

23.   How long do class sections stay on Blackboard?

24.   How do I upload content to CWU on iTunes U for my Bb Courses?

25.   How do I learn to use Blackboard Collaborate for my online courses?

26.   What assistance can I obtain to convert a face-to-face course to an online course?


 

 

 

 

 

 

How do I make my course available?

Please access the following tutorial for instructions.  http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/MakeCourseAvailable.pdf


 I can't login to Blackboard but I am teaching a course this quarter.

Please be sure that your department secretary has taken the necessary steps to have you entered as the instructor of record in Safari (our course registration system).

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Students say they can't access their grades (or other tool) but there is a My Grades button on the menu.

The Student Tools button area may have been set to hide the tool.  Show the tool in Student Tools.  Also be sure that the tool is available in Control Panel >> Customization >> Tool Availability.

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  How do I organize columns in the Grade Center?

Please review the following tutorial:

            http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/OrganizingColumns.pdf

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How do I hide columns in the Grade Center from students?

Please review the following tutorial:

            http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/Show_Hide_Column.pdf

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How do I clear a student's exam attempt?

Please review the following tutorial:

            http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/ManagingGradeAttempts.pdf

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How do I upload my Syllabus or other file to Blackboard?

Please review the following tutorial:

  http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/addingItem.pdf

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  When will I have access to my course for next term?

Courses become accessible by faculty in Blackboard 4 weeks before the start of a given term.

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  How do I make an assignment available to students?

Please review the following tutorial:

http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/AddAssignment.pdf

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How do I download my grades from the Grade Center?
 

Please review the following tutorial:

            http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/Download_gradebook.pdf

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How do I copy content from one course to another course?

To simply copy and individual item or folder you my use the double down arrows next to the item and select Copy.  The rule to remember is that you may not copy a SafeAssignment, Assignment, a Discussion Board Forum or any automatically graded item to another course.  If you wish to copy all or some of the contents of a course to another course please review the following tutorial:   http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/Bb9_CourseCopy.pdf

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How do I use the Discussion Board?

We suggest that you take a workshop by signing up at the following web page:  www.cwu.edu/online-learning/faculty-workshops

 While a workshop will give you much more detail and some teaching tips as well, if you would like to try to learn this on your own please review the following tutorial:  http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/Create_Grade_Forum.pdf

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How do I customize my Course Menu.

Please review the following tutorial: http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/CustomizeMenu.pdf


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 How do I weight grades in the Grade Center?

Please review the following tutorial:  http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/WeightGradesQuickSteps.pdf

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How do I view and grade assignments submitted by students via the Assignment feature?

 Please review the following tutorial:  http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/GradeAssign.pdf

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 How do I view and grade assignments submitted by students via the SafeAssignment plagiarism detection tool?

Please review the following tutorial:   http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/SafeAssignment.pdf
 

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 How can I make videos available to my students in my Blackboard courses?

 You can embed YouTube videos in Blackboard seamlessly without leaving your course by using the Mashup feature.  Simply go to a content area in Bb and select Build Content >>Mashups >> YouTube Video. Search by key words for a variety of YouTube videos on the topic of your choice.   For more information on other video formats to be used on online and hybrid course contact Jane Chinn at chinn@cwu.edu or Delayna Breckon at dbreckon@cwu.edu.

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How can I give online tests in Blackboard?

Please review the following tutorials:

Creating a test in Bb 9.1:    http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/CreateTest.pdf

Making a test available to studentshttp://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/DeployTest.pdf

      Note:  To learn a more efficient way to create tests for Blackboard contact Jane Chinn to at chinn@cwu.edu about Respondus.

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  How do I allow a student extra time to take a test?

 Please review the following tutorial:  http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/ExtraExamTime.pdf

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I am trying to enroll a student in a class in Bb but the students name doesn’t come up. The student is on my Safari roster but not on Bb.

The student may be disabled for some reason in the course in Bb.  Contact Jane Chinn by email at chinn@cwu.edu or Delayna Breckon at dbreckon@cwu.edu

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 How do I use ___________? (Adobe presenter, iTunes U, Collaborate)

  We suggest that you take a workshop on these tools by signing up at the following web page: www.cwu.edu/online-learning/faculty-workshops

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 How do I combine sections of a course or combine cross-listed courses?

 We recommend that you merge the enrollments of the sections and only make one (the one you plan to teach from) available.  Here is a tutorial on how to accomplish this:  http://www.cwu.edu/~media/cwuonline/factutorials/Bb9_updated_tutorials/Enrollment_Merge.pdf

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How long do class sections stay on Blackboard?

Class sections remain on Blackboard for one year from the end of the quarter they were taught in.  If you need a master course as a permanent copy of a course please request it at the following web page: www.cwu.edu/online-learning/blackboard-master-course-request

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 How do I upload content to CWU on iTunes U for my Bb Courses?

Please sign up for a workshop at the following web page:

           www.cwu.edu/online-learning/faculty-workshops

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How do I learn to use Blackboard Collaborate for my online courses?

 Please sign up for a workshop at the following web page: www.cwu.edu/online-learning/faculty-workshops

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What assistance can I obtain to convert a face-to-face course to an online course?

 We recommend that you contact Dr. Christopher Schedler, CWU Faculty Fellow for Online Learning to schedule an appointment for a consultation with our instructional design team.  He can be reached by email:  schedlerc@cwu.edu

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