Author: Online Learning Services

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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Visualizing Your Students’ Learning, Online

How do we know that students “got it”? What lets us know that they understand the material, or that our assignments were focused on the learning objective in question? In the physical classroom, discussion, questions, and even non-verbal cues can let us know more about where the students are within a given set of material or objectives. But online, we… Read more →

How Students View Feedback in Chalk & Wire

Viewing feedback in Chalk & Wire requires a few extra steps by the students. This step-by-step process should guide them through seeing both their rubric scores and the comments made by the instructor. To begin, students should click on the link for their assignment from within the Blackboard course. The Assignment page will appear much like it did when the student… 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 →

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SafeAssign – Options and Opportunities

In our Blackboard system, SafeAssign is incorporated in the Assignment tool and no longer stands on it own. This makes it easy to convert an assignment for automatic plagiarism detection, but can also be a little confusing! Setting Up a SafeAssignment SafeAssign is no longer a separate tool. Now, you set up all assignments the same way, using the same… Read more →