Monthly Archives: January 2013

What’s coming in Blackboard – improved discussion boards

New features in Blackboard are coming, with an upgrade of our system being planned for the summer. As well as new features (some of which can be seen in a previous post), there will be some much requested “fixes” and … Continue reading

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How do students access grades in a Blackboard course?

Students, to access your grades in a Blackboard course, where those grades have been made available by your lecturer through the Grade Centre, you just need to click on My Grades in your course menu. You will see a row … Continue reading

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How do you use Mobile Learn?

Two weeks ago I was at the Blackboard Mobile Users’ Group meeting in Durham. Notes from the meeting are available on our Learning Technologies Blog. At the meeting, it was noted that while we can get analytics on the number … Continue reading

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Exporting the Grade Centre for Excel

Blackboard allows you to export the Grade Centre from your course, so that you can work on it offline (in Excel for example) and import again at a later date. The process is very easy, but there is one, quite … Continue reading

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Camtasia Video on Blackboard

  by  Racum  On support this week, a faculty request came in for information on how to upload Camtasia video files onto Blackboard. Previously, this was done by uploading a packaged zip file, which an instructor linked to, telling Blackboard to be … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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