Embedding an Image

To embed an image in the text editor, follow the steps below: 1. On the text editor, look for the ic

Clean Up Your Bb Course List

  I don’t know about you but my Blackboard course list can get quickly out-of-control. Th

The Challenge of Creating Art

My radical thought of the day is: “We are all ARTISTS and our duty is to share our ART and to impr

 

Embedding an Image

April 25, 2013 in BB Tutorials, Student

To embed an image in the text editor, follow the steps below:

1. On the text editor, look for the icon below. Once found, click on the icon and a new window will appear.

2. In the new window, select Browse My Computer.

3. A navigation window will open, allowing you to search your computer for the picture you want to embed. Once you select the image you want, click OK.
4. Click Submit to proceed to the next screen.

5. A preview of your image will appear. Click Submit again to have it embedded in your text editor. Click Cancel and repeat the steps above to select a different image.
6. Your image is now embedded in your text editor!

 

To download this tutorial, click Embedding an image!

Clean Up Your Bb Course List

January 31, 2013 in BB Tutorials, BB Tutorials, Distance Learning, Faculty, Student

 

I don’t know about you but my Blackboard course list can get quickly out-of-control. Thanks to some improvements in Bb, we now have the option to organize all our courses by term. This makes it much easier to find things and turn off courses in past terms. Another great thing is this option is available for both faculty and students.

Watch the video or follow the directions to learn more:

 

Step 1: Go to your “My Blackboard Courses” module.

Step 2: Click the gear wheel icon in the upper right hand corner of the module. You must hover over the corner for the icon to appear.

Step 3: Go to Item 1 “Terms” and click the “Group by Term” checkbox.

 Step 4: Make your selections for how you would like your terms to appear.

Step 5: Click  the Submit Button

Now, your courses should be organized by term in Blackboard. You can even use the arrows to the left of each term to expand or collapse the list.

The Challenge of Creating Art

January 30, 2013 in Distance Learning, Faculty, Inspire

An artist created a facsimile of the Mona Lisa by stacking thousands of thread spools and combined them with a glass ball for viewing. (Photo taken by me at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, VA)

My radical thought of the day is:

“We are all ARTISTS and our duty is to share our ART and to improve our ART.”

As educators, we should bring our passion and unique talents to our teaching everyday in both face-2-face and online classes. This is our ART and to not deliver, ship, or share our art with others is to fail at our highest calling. If you never share your ART openly with others… you are not an ARTIST.

How are you improving and sharing your ART?

What kind of ART will you CREATE today?

How Respondus Errors Occur

November 15, 2012 in BB Tutorials, Faculty

Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure browser for taking exams in Blackboard.  It prevents learners from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test.  However, with any piece of technology, errors can occur. These errors can prevent students from taking the test.

 

How Errors Occur:

  • All errors occur when changing the test options after requiring the lock down browser to be used.
  • Changing any of the four options below have been noted to cause errors:
    • Name

    • Open test in a New Window

    • Require a password

    • The password itself

 

 

 

 

How to Fix:

  • The great thing about Respondus is that it can fix itself by clicking one button. It would be awesome if it did this automatically but well … you know … too easy
  • A Fix It button will appear in the Respondus LockDown Browser under Course Tools.
  • Click this button to fix it and then you’re done:

 

To Download this Tutorial, Click here: BB91 Respondus Errors!

Copying Course Content

August 16, 2012 in BB Tutorials, Faculty

This tutorial will walk you through the steps in order to copy content from one course to another OR within the same course. You can use this function to copy content items, pictures, videos, and folders. You will not be able to copy assignments, discussion boards, and other items with a grade value.
To copy content from one course to another, please follow the steps outlined below:

      1. Log into Blackboard.  Select the course.
      2. Click on the content area (Syllabus, Course Information, Assignments, Course Documents, etc.).
      3. Click on the chevrons (down arrows) beside the title of the content item you wish to copy to get the menu.  Click on Copy.

      1. On the Copy screen, you will need to select the Destination Course and the Folder where you want the content to go.

      1. Now for a brief explanation of the two:
        • Destination Course: Contains a list of courses that you are currently enrolled in as an instructor. Clicking within the highlighted field will produce a dropdown for you to select the course you wish the item to go to.
        • Destination Folder: By clicking on Browse, a new pop-up window will appear. The list of the folders in this pop-up mirrors any editable Content Areas and any sub-folders within the Destination Course you selected.

      2. Click on the folder you want the content item to go.
      3. Click Submit to complete the copy process.

To download this tutorial, click here: CopyContent!