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Help Videos and Documentation



Bb Learn 9.1 Service Pack 11
offers many new and enhanced features.  Blackboard courses have a greater “social” look and feel, giving students improved navigation throughout their course. Blackboard has created videos for the most commonly used features of Blackboard.  These videos are interactive with closed captioning and have full narration. Watch the Blackboard videos and search the Student Manual for the “How To’s” in Blackboard:

Getting Started with Blackboard:
Global Navigation & My Blackboard 
My Blackboard Profile
Using the New Calendar 

Working in Your Bb Course 
Taking a Test Online
Best Practices for Taking a Test Online 
Checking Your Grades

Submitting and Reviewing Assignments: 
Submitting an Assignment

Using Blogs, Wikis and Journals: 

Interacting with Discussion Board: 
Discussion Board Updates 
Creating a Discussion Board Post 

imageCreating a New Thread
The Thread Detail page is thoroughly redesigned yet maintains all of its existing functions. Highlights include:

  • All posts on one page - all of the posts in a thread are now visible at the same time on one page.
  • Role highlighting - posts made by forum managers and moderators now contain the user’s course role and forum role.
  • Inline replies - when replying to a post, the content editor used to write a response appears on the same page, in the context of the discussion.
  • Post First Setting - instructors can use a new forum setting to require students to post to a forum before they can see other students’ posts.


Replying to a Thread 
Organizing Discussion Board Posts 
Viewing Discussion Board Grades