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Blackboard Learn is a web application that allows the creation, administration, tracking, and delivery of digital content via course sites. This type of application is also referred to as a Learning Management System or LMS. At UIC, Blackboard Learn course sites are used in three main ways:

  1. for the enhancement of face-to-face instruction,
  2. as an important component of content delivery for blended courses, and
  3. as a core element delivering and assessing learning in online courses. 

Instructors will often want to print the entire content of a thread or series of threads for reading offline. If a user attempts to print from the main course site view of the Discussion Forum this will create problems, due to the Blackboard frames layout. To format the content of a discussion forum for printing follow these steps:

Blackboard supports four primary browsers for Learn releases: Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome.

Blackboard Instant Messenger (formerly known as Pronto) is a free instant messaging and voice chat tool that allows students and instructors to spontaneously meet live, online at any time to discuss their coursework.

SafeAssign is a plagiarism prevention service to assist faculty in the prevention of plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers and providing a report for review. The SafeAssign plagiarism detection service (run and hosted by the Blackboard company) supports the

Blackboard Collaborate Voice Tools function within Blackboard Learn with only a microphone needed to interact with the software. In many virtual learning environments student and instructor communication is limited to text and static images.

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Yes.  The easiest way to add a narrated presentation to Blackboard is by using Echo 360 Lecture Capture. Echo 360 is available for free to UIC employees; it is easy to use and provides simple narration and editing capabilities.

There are two ways to get a student’s view of your course site:

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. Be sure to give your files sensible names - use only alphanumeric characters and don't use spaces. For example: If you wish to upload a Microsoft Word document, it must be named similarly to myfile.doc, .doc being the file extension for Word. (see the table below for commonly used file extensions.)

Students registered for classes at UIC are automatically enrolled into your site based upon the call numbers you specify in your site request. The batch enrollment process is run from two weeks before the semester begins until the Add/Drop deadline. The batch enrollment will add students into your course site, but you will have to un-enroll any students that drop themselves.

To manually enroll the students, follow the steps given below:

  1. Go to the Course Management panel and select Grade Center -> Full Grade Center

  2. In the tab select Create Calculated Column -> Weighted Column

Blackboard Collaborate™ enterprise instant messaging capabilities allow UIC to create a learning network to support office hours, school services, meetings and desktop video conferencing—all initiated through presence and instant messaging.

LTS has designed Blackboard course templates to help you organize your class based on recommended best practices for online learning and communication:

Common issues in Blackboard Learn.

To access another instructor’s Blackboard course contents, please contact that course’s instructor and request that he or she you manually enroll you as an instructor in that Blackboard course. To enroll you as an instructor, the other instructor will need to:

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