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  1. Go to control panel.  Select evaluation --> grade center
  2. On the right hand corner, you should be see a tab  " Work Offline"
  3. Select the option upload or download depending on the requirement
  4. You can download either a specific column or the entire grade center
  5. Make sure to only update data cells and not any header information
  6. Click on submit.

Any file you wish to upload should have a three or four letter file extension (such as .txt or .html) which designates its type and is a commonly used extension name recognized by web browsers.

PLEASE NOTE: Be careful when removing students from Blackboard course sites as all information associated with the student (inc. grades and homework assignment submissions) will be deleted. Before removing students, make sure you do not need to refer back to these students' grades, assignments, quizzes, etc. from the Blackboard course site.

ExamSoft enables faculty or staff to easily create assessment questions, and categorize those questions in limitless ways, including subject, competency, cognitive process, or learning objective.

The chat tool allows you to interact with other users using a text-based chat. Chat is part of the virtual classroom. You can also access it separately.

Use the chat tool when real-time discussion is required. Most students are comfortable with using some form of chat.

Once you have logged into Blackboard:

  1. Click the Add Module button at the top left corner of the screen

  2. Scroll down to the My Courses module

  3. Click Add

You can use the achievements tool to create opportunities for students to earn recognition for their work. You designate criteria for issuing achievements to students in the form of both badges and certificates.

Use the following steps to create a customized grading schema in your course:

Acrobatiq is a courseware platform based on learning science principles and leveraging the power of big data to provide effective online learning.

With announcements, you can post timely information critical to course success. On the Announcements page, you can add, edit, and delete announcements. This is an ideal place to post time-sensitive material including:

  • Due dates for assignments and projects.

A blog—a shorthand term that means web log—is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public access and use. Most blogs also have some kind of commenting system, so that people can respond to and interact with one another.

While traditional objective tests have value in your suite of assessment tools, other methods can paint a truer picture of what students know. Assess students in ways where they can apply the course concepts and demonstrate their knowledge in tangible ways.

Instructors can add content (assignments, tests, videos...) and manage these items within their course.

The SafeAssignment plagiarism detection service (run and hosted by the Blackboard company) supports the following file formats:

  • Microsoft Word documents i.e. files with .doc and .docx file name extensions
  • Acrobat documents: .pdf
  • HTML files: .htm and .html
  • rich-text files: .rtf
  • plain-text files: .txt
  • open office documents: .odt
  • zip files: .zip

For the latest list of supported formats, faculty and teaching staff can initiate a SafeAssignment Direct Submit under the Blackboard Control Panel.

A Mashup combines elements from two or more sources. Click the Insert Mashup function ( insert mashups button 

Adaptive release controls the release of content to users based on a set of rules you create. With basic adaptive release, you can apply one rule to a content item.

Grading Periods classify grade columns by due date.

You can create a Grading Period by following the steps given below :

  1. In Grade Center, click Manage to access the drop-down menu.

  2. Select Grading Periods.

  3. Click Create Grading Period.

Use the contacts tool to add profile information about yourself and other staff for students. You can provide information about office hours, phone numbers, and other links to help students find the people who have important roles in your course.

The blank page tool allows you to include files, images, and text as a link in a course area. Blank pages present content in a different way than items do. There is no description that appears below the title of the page. Users see your content only after clicking the link.

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