Author: ITS OLS Staff

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Google Docs

The Benefits of Using Google Docs Google Docs is a free online word processor available to anybody with a Gmail or Google Apps account. Since student email at Saint Rose is run through Google Apps more and more students are using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides as opposed more expensive software like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students are also beginning to… Read more →

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Copy Content Between Courses in Blackboard

Using Course Copy  Course Copy is a tool that allows you to copy full content sections from one course into another course. To run a Course Copy, navigate to the course that contains the materials you would like to copy. From there, look to your Control Panel, click on Packages and Utilities, and then select Course Copy from the options provided. On the next… Read more →

Integrate Video in Blackboard

How to Integrate Video To insert videos into a course content section, click on Mashups in the toolbar and select YouTube Video from the drop-down menu. In the resulting pop-up window, use the Search bar to find a video on YouTube and then press the Select Button  underneath the video of your choice. After Selecting the video you want to add to your class, you… Read more →

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Using WebAssign Through Blackboard

Accreditation and legal guidelines require that the College be able to verify that students who receive academic credit for a course that has an online component are, in fact, the same individuals who completed the coursework. Luckily, we have an easy way to accomplish this with WebAssign! Students’ access to a WebAssign course must occur through the Blackboard course. This does not mean… Read more →

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Blackboard Journals 101

This step-by-step visual guide will show you how to setup and utilize Blackboard Journals in your online classes.     What is a Blackboard Journal? A Blackboard Journal is section within an online course where a student can record personal reflections, observations, studies, etc. By default, journals in Blackboard are private between a student and instructor, but can be shared if… Read more →

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Blackboard Blogs 101

This step-by-step visual guide will show you how to setup and utilize Blackboard Blogs in your online classes.     What is a Blackboard Blog? A Blackboard Blog is section within an online course where students can post information on various subjects, comment on each others posts, and engage in an online dialogue within an organized format that can utilizes text, links, photos,… Read more →

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Blackboard Wikis 101

This step-by-step visual guide will show you how to setup and utilize Blackboard Wikis in your online classes.     What is a Wiki? A wiki is a series of linked Web pages collaboratively created by many authors. They are collections of information organized with one topic per page that can be viewed and edited by multiple people. Within Blackboard… Read more →