Category: Blackboard Learn

Technical tips and how-to topics related to Blackboard Learn, learning management system.

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 →

Beginning of Semester Checklist

First Week Success Research shows that students will be more successful in your online course if you successfully engage them the first week. Be creative and think of something that will motivate your learners. Have them use the discussion tool to introduce themselves, respond to other students, and take a sample quiz. Consider a homework assignment to give them an opportunity… 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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Chalk & Wire FAQs: Students Using Blackboard

This article is intended to assist users accessing Chalk & Wire through a Blackboard course. GETTING STARTED: The general process for using Chalk & Wire consists of two steps: Upload your work / add content to the assignment page, which you access through the link in your Blackboard course. Submit it to your instructor. Please watch the following very quick video, demonstrating the basic… 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 →

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In-Line Grading – Discussions, Blogs, Journals & Wikis

We’ve talked about the new in-line grading features in Blackboard on this blog before, but only for the Assignment Tool. The in-line grading feature goes across many different tools, and this time, we’re going to take a look at the Discussions, Wikis, Blogs and Journals.     The discussion grading page provides the full text of all discussion posts by… Read more →