If you do not wish to view all of the courses listed for you in Blackboard, you can hide these and you can hide their corresponding announcements.
Instructors can add images (and files and external links) to Blackboard test, survey, and pool questions. However, a setting must be changed to allow this. For instructions, see the Add Graphics, Links and Files to Test, Survey and Pool Questions tutorial.
You can save a copy of your entire Grade Center as a spreadsheet by clicking the Work Offline button at the top right of the Grade Center. Select Download and you will be prompted to select the format in which you would like to save your Grade Center information.
You can use the "collect" feature to display all posts and print from here (select the Print Preview button first). Please view Printing Discussion Forums for complete instructions.
If students submit assignments when submitting assignments, attaching to the discussion board, etc. and the instructor receives an error when trying to view them, it is usually a problem with either the file type or how the student named the file.
If the student submits a file with an extension that the instructor's computer does not understand, the file cannot be opened. More often, the student has improperly named a file. The student tutorial in Blackboard reviews proper ways to name files. Please refer to the Filenaming and File Types page for information on how to name a file and on file type issues.
These items are generally related to bad code carried over from a migration, etc. While pesky, these problems can generally be resolved.
There have been reports of this happening to some students due to 1) unknown problems with the quiz or Blackboard or 2) issues with the way students are navigating the quiz or other programs running while taking test.
Here are a few things that you can do to help students:
You can set up weighted grades in two ways, individual columns or by assigning categories (most common).
See the text tutorial on Weighting Grades by Category
You will go to the Grade Center in the Control Panel. Select “Full Grade Center”, where you will see rows with students’ names and columns with items and graded activities. The Blackboard On Demand Learning Center has tutorials for viewing and grading submissions.
The easiest way to reuse tests and quizzes is when an entire course is copied. This will retain the course structure and any assessments.
Move just one or some tests, surveys, or pools
This is a three step process:
The Blackboard On Demand Learning Center provides tutorials for exporting, importing, and deploying quizzes/tests.
Refer to the tutorial for doing the same with Pools if you are using test pools.
Please refer to the PDF document Copying Content in Blackboard Learn.
There are a few tools built into Blackboard that you might consider for conducting office hours or study sessions, including Chat, and Virtual Classroom. Refer to the Office Hours Page for a description of available tools.