Category Archives: Edit Content

Embedding a prezi in your Blackboard course

As part of our Blackboard Winter Festival we included a 2 hour workshop on Presentation Design with Prezi. This turned out to be our most popular workshop. It seems that lots of staff are interested in getting started with Prezi. … Continue reading

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What’s new in Blackboard at NUIG? Part 1

We are now a couple of weeks into testing the upgraded Blackboard for NUIG, which will be available to all staff and students by the middle of July (dates to be confirmed). The upgraded version will look fresh and uncluttered, … Continue reading

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Linking to Library Resources from Blackboard

With thanks to Trish Finnan in the James Hardiman Library for this tip… If you are linking your students to library online resources from within Blackboard, it is important to ensure that those resources will be accessible from off-campus.  To … Continue reading

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Multimedia resources on Blackboard

Deliberations over sharing multimedia resources with your students using Blackboard should be guided by one simple principle – taking the time upfront to consider how best to make these resources accessible for your students to view. File size is one … Continue reading

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Want to suggest an enhancement?

On a weekly basis, we receive emails with comments and suggestions from members of staff working in the nuts and bolts of Blackboard. We hear of great ideas of how the system might be tweaked or improved to give a … Continue reading

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The Grade Centre on Blackboard

I’ve been receiving a few queries this week about people who are looking to use the Grade Centre to give students provisional results. There are numerous resources online detailing faculty’s advanced use of this feature. A simple search on YouTube … Continue reading

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Pasting text from Microsoft Applications (Word, Outlook, Entourage, Excel) into Blackboard

  by  plaisanter~  As an instructor on a Blackboard course, you may sometimes experience problems viewing text that has been pasted directly from Microsoft Word or other Office products directly into Blackboard. Microsoft Word creates all sorts of extra code that makes … Continue reading

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