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To change the duration of a Blackboard course site:

  1. Log in to Blackboard.
  2. In the course Control Panel section, click Customization, then Properties.
  3. In the Set Course Duration section, set the dates as desired and click Submit.
  1. Go to control panel, select users and groups > users
  2. In the search area, select UIC NetID and "Not Blank"
  3. Click on Go
  4. You will be able to see the list of all students and instructors enrolled in that course


To view the results of a survey:

  1. Go to control panel. Select evaluation --> grade center
  2. Click on the column heading for the survey in question
  3. Click the link labeled " Attempts Statistics"

This will show you the aggregate results for everyone that has taken the survey to date. You can tell who has or has not taken the survey in the on-line gradebook by referring to the green check marks in the cells next to user's names. Every green check mark represents a completed survey.

This error occurs if an application such as Wimba Voice Tools tries to use an audio device and finds that it is unable to use that resource. Note that this also applies to when you try to use a pair of headphones, but the headphones are not taken as the primary audio device. Solution:

  1. Make tests resumable.
  2. Provide a practice test with similar characteristics as the real test to give students a chance to check their computer and browser configuration, their Internet connection, etc.
  3. Avoid creating long tests; break down long tests into a series of much smaller tests. Ideally, each test should take at most ten to 20 minutes to be completed. Use Blackboard Learn's Adaptive Release to easily allow students to take the next short test in a series of tests, sequentially, as they complete each test.

Anyone affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and having an activated UIC NetID will automatically have a blackboard account. If you need to have an account created for an external user (someone not affiliated with the University) please send an email to

For trouble logging into blackboard please visit one of the CSO consultants (available in any of the public computer labs on campus) - they have the ability to troubleshoot your common password related issues and assist you in logging in to the system.

Resumable tests are advantageous because students can get kicked out of taking a Blackboard test for a number of reasons including clicking the browser's Back or Forward buttons. Fortunately, faculty members and teaching staff can minimize the effect of students being kicked out while taking a Blackboard test and reduce the need to have to reset students test attempts by making their Blackboard tests resumable. Students can generally resume taking a Blackboard test if instructors deploy the test by:

  1. Go to control panel. Select Grade center
  2. Select the tab " Manage ".  In manage select  "Column Organization "
  3. Select the columns to be displayed in graded center
  4. After selecting the columns, select the option "Show/Hide"
  5. Click Submit.

For student privacy reasons, class photo rosters are only available to faculty members and teaching staff.  The photos are from the i-card Office.  Class Photo Rosters are available through the Blackboard Learn Control Panel (under Course Tools).  


Faculty members and teaching staff can minimize the effect of students being kicked out while taking a Blackboard test and reduce the need to have to reset students' test attempts by making the Blackboard tests resumable. Following are the steps how to make the test resumable:

  1. Make sure your browser and computer are up-to-date.
  2. If your instructor provided a practice test, take it! Make sure you have a reliable and fast Internet connection
  3. If using a notebook computer, make sure your battery is fully charged; preferably, have it connected to a power outlet.
  4. Plan your time (ahead of time) and try to avoid all interruptions
  5. Close all other programs, windows and browser windows, avoid all multi-tasking

Student access to your site will be turned off according to the dates of availability you submitted in your Blackboard site request. Your archived site(s) will remain accessible to all instructors in case you need to review information from a previous course site.

Blackboard Learn was tested with JAWS for Windows 11 and 12 during accessibility testing for Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP9.


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