You can use the course calendar to provide students with dates for course-related events. Course calendar events appear to all members of the course. Common entries include the following items:

  • Meetings

  • Instructor office hours

  • Exams

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:

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.

A tool that allows you to send messages to individuals and groups of students, instructors, and TAs through Blackboard.  Note that this does not allow the sender to have an inbox and the email system is not specific to a single instructor/TA.

  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).  


Can anyone see my messages in Blackboard IM that I send to an individual?

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:

Allows you to export your grades from Blackboard into an Excel spreadsheet if you prefer to work with grades offline.

You can create formal groups of students to collaborate on work, and create these groups one at a time or in sets. You can manually select group members or allow students to self-enroll. Each group has its homepage with links to tools to help students collaborate.

  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.

The Grade Center in Blackboard Learn is more than just a way to record students' grades. It is a dynamic and interactive tool, allowing you to record data, calculate grades, and monitor student progress.

The Content Editor allows you to upload several types of media files.

With Blackboard IM students and instructors can easily see who’s online and available so they can instantly communicate with peers, colleagues, and experts. 


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