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  1. 1. User Guide for Blackboard Prepared By Dr. Hoda Elebiary Assistant Professor College of Nursing Dammam University
  2. 2. BlackboardGetting StartedAn instructor has two options for viewing a course. By default a course is set to Edit Mode:Off. This is a students view of a course. In this view an instructor will not see empty ContentAreas or any of the editing tools in the course menu. To start editing your site the Edit Modebutton must be switched to On. In this tutorial you will learn how to turn Edit Mode: On. 1. To start editing your Blackboard site clickthe Edit Mode: button.Blackboard Control PanelIn this tutorial you will learn how to use the new Blackboard Control Panel. The Control Panel is located In the navigation bar on the left, below the course menu buttons. The Control Panelconsists of 6 sections.Click the double down arrow to open any of the menu items.
  3. 3. Course Tools includes the communication tools, FacultyInformation section (Contacts), building blocks (Final Grade Submission, DIIA Scanned Results), test manager, survey manager, and pool manager. Evaluation includes the Grade Center, PerformanceDashboard, tracking reports, and the Early Warning System. Users and Groups includes the group tool, adding, removing, and listing users.Note: When listing students make sure to choose Not blank in the Starts with pull down menu.Customization includes the properties of your course site.You can change the style of your course, guest access, or remove any tools from student view.
  4. 4. Package and Utilities includes the course copy tool, import, export, and archive tools. Help includes the links and contact information for help.Displaying courses on My BlackboardIn Blackboard, users may choose not to display courses from previous semesters on their MyBlackboard page. In this tutorial, you will learn how to navigate to the Customize My Coursespage and edit your display options.The following tutorial begins on the My Blackboard page, which appears when you first log into Blackboard. 1. In the My Courses section, click on the Edit icon in the top right corner.2. On the CustomizeMy Courses page, in the Display Course column click on the selection boxes tochoose which courseswill display on your My Blackboard page. A checked box means the course will be displayed. Anunchecked box means
  5. 5. the course will not be displayed. 3. Click the Submit button to finish editing your displayed courses.Course ManagementAdding an itemBlackboard allows users to upload files to many different content areas. In this tutorial youlllearn how to navigate to the content areas in Blackboard, and how to name, classify, andupload your file. You can find more information about the variety of file types that are allowedby clicking here.1. Make sure your Edit Mode: button is switched to ON andselect a Content Area.(Assignments, Course Documents, etc.) 2. Select the Create Item button.
  6. 6. 3. In the Content Information section, type a Name and listany details/instructions in the text box provided. 4. To add a documentfrom your computer, in the Attach Content section, click on theBrowse button next to Attach Local File.5. In the browse dialog box, select your file, and click the Open button. 6. In the Options section select the availability, trackingoption, and date/timerestrictions and click Submit.
  7. 7. Customize MenuWhen you enter your Blackboard course you are presented with a list of links in the navigationmenu on the left side of the page. Instructors can modify these links by changing the linknames or eliminating unused links. Instructors have the option to include up to 10 differentareas for each course.The Course Menu may contain any of the following types of links:  Content Areas that hold course information such as Course Documents or Assignments.  Tool Links which link to anyone of Blackboard tools such as the discussion board or the chat tool.  External Links which link to URLs outside of the course.  Course Links which link to other areas within the course.  Sub Headers that allow you to catagorize the menu.  Dividers that allow you to divide your menu.In this tutorial you will learn how to add, modify, and remove menu items.Adding Menu Items1. Make sure your Edit Mode: button is switched to ON andclick the + button in the top left corner of your menu.Modifying, Removing, and Hiding Menu Items1. Make sure your Edit Mode: button is switched to ON andclick the double down arrows next to the menu item. You havethe option of renaming, hiding, or deleting the item.Note: If you remove aContent Area all of itscontents are deleted.
  8. 8. Moving Menu Items1. Make sure your Edit Mode: button is switched to ON and click and drag thearrow icon to the left of the menu item to the desired location.Copy CourseUsing Blackboard at UT Austin, only instructors of record are able to copy materials from theirprevious courses. Teaching Assistants are unable to perform this function. In this tutorial,you will learn how to copy materials FROM a previous course INTO a new course. You musthave an Instructor role in both courses to use this feature.1. In the Control Panel area under thePackage and Utilities section of the OLD course, click on Course Copy. 2. In the Select a Course section, clickon the Browse button. 3. Scroll down the list and select the course to copy to. Click Submit. If you have manycourses, you can enter the unique number ofthe destination course
  9. 9. in the Search area and click on the Search button. When the search results are returned click on theSelect button and then click Submit. 4. In the Select Course Material section, select the course material youwant copied. DO NOT select Enrollments. 5. Click the Submitbutton to complete the course copy. 6. You will receive a confirmation message by e-mail when the course copy is complete.Combining Blackboard sites with CLIPSThe CLassroom Information PageS (CLIPS) have a tool that allows instructors to combineindividual course sections into a single Blackboard course. In this tutorial you will learn how toaccess your course CLIPS site through UTDirect, and how to use the Class Set-Up tool tocombine your courses. 1. To begin, go to the UT home page athttp://www.utexas.edu. Click on the UTDirect logo at the bottom of the page.
  10. 10. 2. Scroll down to CLIPS Inline Menu and verify that all unique numbers to be combined aredisplayed. Note: If you do not see your InlineMenu, follow the stepsoutlined in this FAQ. If any unique numbers are not listed, please contact your departmental representative. If you need furtherassistance, contact JimWhitten at the Office of the Registrar at 475- 7660, or by email at ljw@mail.utexas.edu. Click on the uniquenumber of the primary course. 3. In the left-handnavigation, scroll downto Class Set-Up area and then click onAssociated Classes.4. In the Add/Remove Associated Classes area, select the secondary courses to be combined in Blackboard and thenclick Submit Changes.
  11. 11. 5. The changes will be reflected in the next data feed, usually on the next business day.Import ArchiveIf you have archived a previous course site and want to import this material into an existingcourse, follow these steps. Do NOT unzip the downloaded file because you will be using the.zip file during the import process.1. In the Control Panel area under thePackage and Utilities section, click Import Package/View Logs and then click Import Package button.2. To add your archivedfile from your computer, in the Select a Package section click on the Browse button. 3. In the File Uploaddialog box, select your .zip file and click the Open button. 4. In the Select Course Materials section, select thematerials to include in the import process. 5. Click the Submit button, at the lower right, to finish the import process.User Management
  12. 12. In this tutorial youll learn how to navigate to the Enroll User area, and how to search for andadd a specific user. Before attempting to add a user, confirm that the user is not alreadyenrolled in your class.To list all users, from the Users page enter the symbol % into the search box and click Go.This action will usually be performed when adding a teaching assistant, a course builder, agrader, or a guest to the course. In these instances, after you have added the user, you willalso need to modify the role of the user. You can find instructions on how to do this in theModifying a User tutorial.1. In the Control Panelarea select Users and Groups and click Users .2. Select Enroll User.
  13. 13. 3. Enter individualsEID username, select a role, and then clickSubmit. You can enter multiple users by seperating the EID usernames with a comma (no spacesbetween the username and comma). Note: Users areenrolled with a Course role of Student by default.In this tutorial youll learn how to navigate to the List/Modify Users area, how to select theuser to be modified, and how to change the users role .1. In the Control Panelarea select Users and Groups and click Users .2. Enter the individualsusername in the search box and click Go.Note: You can search by Last name, Firstname, or email address using the Username pull down menu. Youcan also List All Users by entering a % in thesearch box and clicking Go.
  14. 14. 3. Click the double- down arrows next tothe persons name and select Change Users Role in Course.4. Select a role option and click Submit. Available roles are:  Student: User is able to access all available Course content and will be graded on Assessments.  Instructor: User is able to control all aspects of the Course through the Control Panel.  Teaching Assistant: User is able to control most aspects of the Course through the Control Panel.  Course Builder: User is able to add content to the Course through the Control Panel.  Grader: User is able to
  15. 15. access all areas under Assessments.  Guest: Guests are able to view areas of the Course, but cannot participate in any way.How do I access my CLIPs menu?The CLIPs inline menu is usually located at the bottom of your UT Direct Home page. If youcant locate it there follow these steps to access your menu.Any questions regarding CLIPs should be sent to the Office of the Registrar. 1. To begin, go to the UT home page athttp://www.utexas.edu. Click on the UTDirect logo at the bottom of the page. 2. Scroll down to CLIPS Inline Menuand click on the uniquenumber of the primary course.Note: If you do not seeyour Inline Menu, click on Sitemap > Academics > Classroom Information pages.
  16. 16. 3. In the left-handnavigation, scroll downto the Instructor Infoarea and then click on the Authorize Assistants link. 4. In the text box provided, enter theTAs EID username. Ifyou do not know yourTAs EID, you will first need to click on theEID Search Page link.5. Click on the UpdateAuthorization button. 6. Assistants authorized through CLIPS will be listed as Teaching Assistants in Blackboard. The changes will be reflected in the next data feed, usually on the next business day. If youDO NOT want an individual to have TA access to your Blackboard course, you may give them student access by using the Enrolling a user tutorial. Communication tools  Using the Collaboration tool
  17. 17. Using Discussion Board
  18. 18. Using Blogs & JournalBlogs and journalsBlogs and journals enable public reflection with peer review and private reflection with teacherreview.In this tutorial, you will learn how to navigate to the Course Tools area, create a blog andmake it available to students.
  19. 19. 1. Make sure your Edit Mode: button is switched to ON. 2. Click Course Tools from the Tools area. 3. Click Blogs. 4. Click Create Blog. 5. Enter a Name for the blog. 6. Enter any specific Instructions in the text box.
  20. 20. 7. Click Yes to make the blog available to users.8. Use the Display After and Display Until date and time fields to Limit Availability of the Blog. Click both the Display After and Display Until checkboxes in order to enable the date and time selections. 9. Determine the Blog Participation by clicking Individual to All Students or Course. 10. Choose between Monthly or Weekly index entries. 11. Click the checkbox to Allow Users to Edit and Delete Entries. 12. Click the checkbox to Allow Users to Delete Comments. 13. Click Submit.Grade CenterAdding a columnIn this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Grade Center and add a column. 1. Scroll down to theContol Panel section, click on Evaluation, and select Grade Center.
  21. 21. 2. Click the < to the right of the course menu to expand your Grade Center page. 3. On the Grade Center page, on the top left, click on theCreate Column button. 4. In the Column Information area,enter a Column Name in the text boxprovided, and a GradeCenter Display Name (This is optional andwill only display in the Grade Center).
  22. 22. 5. Select a PrimaryDisplay (Grades must be entered based on this selection and willdisplay in this format inthe Grade Center and My Grades) and a Secondary Display (optional). TheSecondary Display is denoted byparentheses. Choose a Category, and assign the number of Points Possible.6. In the Dates section, set the due date. 7. Choose your Options for this column (Any optionsreferencing My Grades is referring to thestudent view), and click Submit.Adding Grades to the Grade CenterThere are 2 options for entering grades in the Grade Center. Option A allows you to enter orchange a grade on the Grade Center spreadsheet. This option is recommended if youreentering grades for an entire class. Option B allows you to enter a grade for one student andview the Grade History.
  23. 23. 1. Scroll down to theContol Panel section, click on Evaluation, and select Grade Center.2. Click the < to the right of the coursemenu to expand yourGrade Center page.Option A: Enteringgrades directly on the spreadsheet 1. On the Grade Center page, click on the first cell in the column. Enter a new grade or edit an existing grade andpress Enter (PressingEnter saves the gradeand moves your cursor to the cell below). Note: Any changes made to a grade isrecorded and shown in
  24. 24. the Grade History.Options B: Enteringgrades using Grade Details 1. On the GradeCenter page, mouseover the grade cell toview the double down arrows. 2. Click the double down arrows in thegrade cell and selectView Grade Details. 3. Click the double down arrows underValue and select EditGrade to enter a grade and comments.
  25. 25. 4. Enter a Value, Feedback to User,and click Save to post the grade.The Grade Center gives instructors more flexibility. Organizing the Grade Center allows youto show/hide columns, re-order columns, and freeze columns. In this tutorial you will learnhow to organize the Grade Center.Click here to learn how to enter grades into the Grade Center.Showing and hiding columns in the Grade Center 1. On the Grade Center page, mouse over the Manage tool and select Column Organization. 2. On the Column Organization page, use the check box to the left of the column name to select the column(s).
  26. 26. 3. Mouse over the Show/Hide tool and select your desiredoption. Click Submit toview the changes in the Grade Center.Note: Hiding columns on this page does nothide it from the studentview. You must modify the grade column andselect No for the Show in My Grades option.Moving columns in the Grade Center 1. On the Column Organization page, click and drag any part of the row up or downin the list. Click Submitto view your changes in the Grade Center.
  27. 27. Freezing columnsin the Grade Center 1. On the Column Organization page, under Show in All Grade Center Views,click and drag the greybar below any columnsyou want frozen. Click Submit to view your changes in the Grade Center.Weighting GradesThe Weighted Total column is a calculated column that can include columns or categories. (ifyouve specified categories for your columns)In this tutorial you will learn how to create a final grade based on the grades youve entered inyour gradebook. 1. On the Grade Center page click the double down arrows next to the Weighted Total column and select Edit Column Information.
  28. 28. 2. Scroll down to the Select Column section, choose which columns or categories to include in the weighted grade, andclick the > icon to move it to the Selected Columns: box.Note: If you have more than 1 column in a category such as multiple homework assignments, we recommend using categories to weight your grades.3. Enter your percentages in the boxes provided under theSelected Columns: box. Totalweight must equal 100% for the system to calculate correctly. Note: Dropping the lowest grade is only available when a category is used.  "Equally" means that each item in the category gets the same portion of that categorys percentage, i.e. if "Exams" is worth 20% of the final grade and you have two exams, each is worth 10% of the final grade, period.  "Proportionally " means that within the category, items that are worth more points get a bigger chunk
  29. 29. of the overall percentage for that category, i.e. for the situation above, if one of the two exams was worth 30 possible points and the other was worth 10 possible points, the 30-point exam would be worth 15% of the final grade and the 10-point exam would be worth 5%.4. Select Yes or No for the Calculate asRunning Total option. If Yes is select, a - in the gradebook is not calculated. If No is selected a - is calculated as a 0.5. Scroll to the bottomof the page and click Submit.Download Grade Center SpreadsheetIn Blackboard, the grade book for each course can be downloaded, edited in a spreadsheetprogram, and uploaded with the new information. Note: For best results, Instructors shouldmanipulate and upload a Gradebook that has been downloaded from the Blackboard
  30. 30. Learning System. It is not advised that Instructors create a new Gradebook from scratch thenupload it. You can find the tutorial for uploading a Blackboard Gradebook here.In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Grade Center, and how to download aBlackboard grade book spreadsheet.1. In the Control Panel area, click on Evaluation and then Grade Center. 2. On the View Spreadsheet page, click on the Offline button on the far right and then click on Download. 3. On the Download Grades page, click Submit to downloadthe full Grade Centerspreadsheet as a tab- delimited file. 4. Click the Download button. When the Save As dialogue box opens, name the file, and click the Save button to finish downloading your grade book.Upload Grade Center SpreadsheetIn Blackboard, the grade book for each course can be downloaded, edited in a spreadsheetprogram, and uploaded with the new information. Note: For best results, Instructors shouldmanipulate and upload a Gradebook that has been downloaded from the BlackboardLearning System. It is not advised that Instructors create a new Gradebook from scratch thenupload it. You can find the tutorial for downloading a Blackboard Gradebook here.PC Users: The process works best if you save the file in Excel as .csv (comma-separatedvalues) and use Internet Explorer to upload the file.In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Grade Center, and how to upload aBlackboard grade book spreadsheet.
  31. 31. 1. In the Control Panel area, click on Evaluation and then Grade Center. 2. On the View Spreadsheet page, click on the Offline button on the far right and then click on Upload. 3. On the UploadGradebook page, in the Choose File section, click the Browse button. 4. In the File Upload dialogue box select your grade book file, and click the Open button. Then click the Submit button. 5. On the Upload Grades Confirmationpage, click on the radio button to the left to choose the grade column you wish to upload from the file. 6. Click Submit.Assignment ToolsAdding an assignmentThe Assignment Manager allows you to create an assignment that automatically becomes anitem in your Gradebook. Students complete this assignment in a separate file and
  32. 32. electronically send it back to you through the Course Menu. You may then download thesefiles from the Gradebook and review them, before assigning a grade. The Assignmenttutorials will guide you through this process.In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Content Areas and add an Assignment toyour course.1. Make sure your Edit Mode: button is switched to ON andselect a Content Area.(Assignments, Course Documents, etc.) 2. Click the Evaluate button and select Create Assignment.
  33. 33. 3. In the AssignmentInformation section,type a Name and listany instructions in the text box provided. 4. In the Assignment Files section, use theBrowse button to attachany files needed for the assignment. 5. In the Grading section, assign the number of PointsPossible in the text box provided.
  34. 34. 6. In the Availability section, set theavailability, Number of Attempts, Availability Dates, and tracking options. 7. In the Due Dates section, set the due date. Note: Submissions are accepted after this date, but are marked Late. 8. In the Recipients section, choose whether thisassignment is assignedto individual students or groups of students. You must have groups created to use the Groups of Studentsoption. Note: The group option allows for one user in the group tosubmit the assignment. It also allows the instructor to enter 1 grade for the entire group.
  35. 35. 9. Click the Submitbutton to finish adding the assignment.The Assignment Manager allows you to create an assignment that automatically becomes anitem in your Gradebook. Students complete this assignment in a separate file andelectronically send it back to you through the Course Menu. You may then download thesefiles from the Gradebook and review them, before assigning a grade. The Assignmenttutorials will guide you through this process.In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Assessment area and access anAssignment from the Gradebook. 1. Scroll down to theContol Panel section,click the Evaluate link, and select Grade Center.
  36. 36. 2. Click the < to the right of the coursemenu to expand yourGrade Center page. 3. On the GradeCenter page click the double down arrowsnext to the assignment name. 4. In the pull down menu select Assignment File Download.
  37. 37. 5. On the Download Assignment page, select the files to download by clicking on the selection boxesto the left of the student names or by using the Select All or Select Ungraded options. Then click the Submit button. 6. On the DownloadAssignment page, use the downloadassignments now linkto save the files to your personal computer.You may unzip the files by using compression software such as WinZip, Stuffit, or WinRar. You can download Aladdin StuffIt Expander from the BevoWare site.The Assignment Manager allows you to create an assignment that automatically becomes anitem in your Gradebook. Students complete this assignment in a separate file andelectronically send it back to you through the Course Menu. You may then download thesefiles from the Gradebook and review them, before assigning a grade. The Assignmenttutorials will guide you through this process.In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Grade Center and enter grades for anAssignment.
  38. 38. 1. Scroll down to theContol Panel section,click the Evaluate link, and select Grade Center.2. Click the < to the right of the coursemenu to expand yourGrade Center page. 3. On the GradeCenter page, mouseover the grade cell toview the double down arrows.
  39. 39. 4. Click the doubledown arrows and select View Grade Details from the drop down menu. 5. On the Grade Details page, underthe Attempts section, click the Action Link(double down arrows) located next to the !, and select Open Attempt.
  40. 40. 6. On the Grade Assignment page, in the Grade Current Attempt section, assign a Grade, enter your feedback in the Comments text box, and use the Browse button to attach documents to be returned to the student. The Instructor Notes section can only be used and viewed by instructors, TAs, and graders. Click the Submit button to assign the grade.7. Back on the GradeDetails page, use the Jump to User: pulldown menu to move to another student.Clearing an attemptThe Assignment Manager allows you to create an assignment that automatically becomes anitem in your Gradebook. Students complete this assignment in a separate file andelectronically send it back to you through the Course Menu. You may then download thesefiles from the Gradebook and review them, before assigning a grade. The Assignmenttutorials will guide you through this process.In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Assessment area and clear an attempt toallow a student to resubmit an assignment.
  41. 41. 1. Scroll down to theContol Panel section,click the Evaluate link, and select Grade Center.2. Click the < to the right of the coursemenu to expand yourGrade Center page. 3. On the GradeCenter page, mouseover the grade cell toview the double down arrows.
  42. 42. 4. Click the doubledown arrows and select View Grade Details from the drop down menu. 5. On the Grade Details page, underthe Attempts section, click the Action Link(double down arrows) located next to the !, and select Clear Attempt. Note: You have the choice of clearing the students attempt or Allowing AdditionalAttempts. If you allowAddition Attempts, youwill have a record of all submitted files.Assessment ToolsAn assessment is a series of questions an instructor presents to students. The purpose of theassessment can be to evaluate concepts, provide drill and practice exercises, perform opinionpolls or administer course evaluations.Types of AssessmentsThere are two assessment options to choose from:Survey: The survey option creates assessments that record answers anonymously. Use thiswhen you want to perform opinion polls or course evaluations. Survey results are non-gradedand anonymous.Quiz/Test: In the quiz/test option, you can assign point values to each question. Studentanswers can be submitted for grading, and the results are recorded under each student entryin the gradebook. The new version also has the option to randomize the answers in multiplechoice questions.Types of QuestionsThere are seven basic types of questions you can use in assessments. These include:
  43. 43.  Multiple Choice  True False  Fill in the Blank  Multiple Answer  Ordering  Matching  EssaySamples of these question types are available.In addition, there are ten new questions types:  Calculated Formula  Calculated Numeric Response  File Response  Hot Spot  Fill in Multiple Blank  Jumbled Sentence  Opinion Scale / Likert  Short Answer  Either / Or  Quiz Bowl  The Assessment tools allow you to create tests and surveys that automatically become an item in your Gradebook. Students complete these assessments and submit them through Blackboard.  In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Test Manager area and create a test.   1. Scroll down to theContol Panel section,click on Course Tools, and select Test, Surveys, and Pools.  2. On the Test, Surveys, and Pools page click Tests.
  44. 44. 3. On the Tests page click the Build Test button.  4. On the Test Information page, enter a Name, a Description, andInstructions in the text boxes provided. Click Submit to continue 5. On the Test Canvas page, mouse over Create Question and select a question. For the purposes of thistutorial, select Multiple Choice. 
  45. 45. 6. On the Create/Edit page, enter the Question Text and aPoint Value in the text boxes provided.Note: If Extra Credit is selected points are added to the score if the question isanswered correctly; nopoints are taken away if the questions are answered incorrectly.  7. In the Answers section, select the Number of Answers from the drop downmenu. Enter the text forthe Answer choices in the text boxes provided, and designate the Correct answer by clicking onthe radio button to the left of the appropriate Answer box.  8. In the Feedback section, enter the text for a Correct and Incorrect Response.Click the Submit button to finish adding your question.  9.Click the Submitbutton to finish adding
  46. 46. your question. 10. You are returned tothe Test Canvas page. You can add another question, choose adifferent question type, modify or remove an existing question, or change the order inwhich the questions are presented. When you have finished creating your quiz, you can use the next tutorial: Making your test available.The Assessment tools allow you to create tests and surveys that automatically become anitem in your Gradebook. Students complete these assessments and submit them throughBlackboard.In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to one of the Test area and make a test available.1. Make sure your Edit Mode: button is switched to ON andselect a Content Area.(Assignments, Course Documents, etc.)
  47. 47. 2. Mouse over Evaluate and select Create Test. 3. On the Add Test page, select the test you want to make available from the existing test menu, then click on the Submit button.4. On the Test Options page, scroll down to the Test Availability section. On the first option, "Make the link available" select the Yes radio button. We strongly recommend against checking the Force Completion box.
  48. 48. 5. Choose from the remaining options forTest Availability, Self Assessment, Test Feedback, and Test Presentation, thenclick the Submit button to finish making your test available.The Assessment tools allow you to create tests and surveys that automatically become anitem in your Gradebook. Students complete these assessments and submit them throughBlackboard.In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Survey Manager area and create a survey. 1. Scroll down to theContol Panel section,click on Course Tools, and select Test, Surveys, and Pools. 2. On the Test, Surveys, and Pools page click Surveys.
  49. 49. 3. On the Surveys page click the Build Survey button. 4. On the Survey Information page, enter a Name, a Description, andInstructions in the text boxes provided. Click Submit to continue 5. On the Survey Canvas page, mouseover Create Question and select a question.For the purposes of this tutorial, select Multiple Choice.
  50. 50. 6. On the Create/Edit page, enter theQuestion Text for yourfirst survey question. 7. In the Answers section, select the Number of Answers from the drop downmenu. Enter the text forthe Answer choices in the text boxes provided. 8. Click the Submitbutton to finish adding your question.
  51. 51. 9. You are returned to the Survey Canvas page. You can add another question, choose a different question type, modify or remove an existingquestion, or change the order in which the questions are presented. When you have finished creating your survey, you can use the next tutorial: Making your survey available.The Assessment tools allow you to create tests and surveys that automatically become anitem in your Gradebook. Students complete these assessments and submit them throughBlackboard.In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Survey Manager area and create a survey. 1. Scroll down to theContol Panel section,click on Course Tools, and select Test, Surveys, and Pools. 2. On the Test, Surveys, and Pools page click Surveys.
  52. 52. 3. On the Surveys page click the Build Survey button. 4. On the Survey Information page, enter a Name, a Description, andInstructions in the text boxes provided. Click Submit to continue 5. On the Survey Canvas page, mouseover Create Question and select a question.For the purposes of this tutorial, select Multiple Choice.
  53. 53. 6. On the Create/Edit page, enter theQuestion Text for yourfirst survey question. 7. In the Answers section, select the Number of Answers from the drop downmenu. Enter the text forthe Answer choices in the text boxes provided. 8. Click the Submitbutton to finish adding your question.
  54. 54. 9. You are returned to the Survey Canvas page. You can add another question, choose a different question type, modify or remove an existingquestion, or change the order in which the questions are presented. When you have finished creating your survey, you can use the next tutorial: Making your survey available.The Assessment tools allow you to create tests and surveys that automatically become anitem in your Gradebook. Students complete these assessments and submit them throughBlackboard.In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to one of the content areas and make a surveyavailable.1. Make sure your Edit Mode: button is switched to ON andselect a Content Area.(Assignments, Course Documents, etc.)
  55. 55. 2. Mouse over Evaluate and select Create Survey.3. On the Add Surveypage, select the survey you want to make available from the existing survey menu, then click on the Submit button. 4. On the Survey Options page, scroll down to the Survey Availability section. On the first option, "Make the link available" select the Yes radio button. 5. Choose from the remaining options for Survey Availability,Survey Feedback, andSurvey Presentation, then click the Submitbutton to finish making your survey available.
  56. 56. The Assessment tools allow you to create tests and surveys that automatically become anitem in your Gradebook. Students complete these assessments and submit them throughBlackboard.The Pool Manager allows instructors to store questions for repeated use. When building aquestion pool, instructors can create new questions or they may add questions from existingassessments or other question pools.In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Pool Manager area and create a questionPool. 1. Scroll down to theContol Panel section,click on Course Tools, and select Test, Surveys, and Pools. 2. On the Test, Surveys, and Pools page click Pools. 3. On the Pools page click the Build Pool button. 4. On the Pool Information page, enter a Name, a Description, andInstructions in the text boxes provided. Click Submit to continue5. On the Pool Canvas page, mouse over Create Question and select a question. For the purposes of thistutorial, select Multiple
  57. 57. Choice.6. On the Create/Edit page, enter the Question Text and aPoint Value in the text boxes provided.Note: If Extra Credit is selected points are added to the score if the question isanswered correctly; nopoints are taken away if the questions are answered incorrectly. 7. In the Answers section, select the Number of Answers from the drop downmenu. Enter the text forthe Answer choices in the text boxes provided, and designate the Correct answer by clicking onthe radio button to the left of the appropriate Answer box. 8. In the Feedback section, enter the text for a Correct and Incorrect Response.Click the Submit button to finish adding your question.
  58. 58. 9.Click the Submitbutton to finish adding your question. 10. You are returned to the Pool Canvas page. You can add another question, choose a different question type, modify or remove an existing question, or change the order in which the questions are presented. When you have finished creating your quiz, you can use the next tutorial: Making your test available.The Assessment tools allow you to create tests and surveys that automatically become itemsin your Gradebook. Students complete these assessments and submit them throughBlackboard. Before using the following tutorial, you should first create a Question Poolfollowing the steps outlined in the Use the Pool Manager tutorial.In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Test Manager area and create a test froma question pool.1. In the Control Panel area, on the right under Assessment, select the Test Manager link.2. On the Test Manager page, click on the Add Test button.3. In the Test Info section, type a Name, a Description, and list any Instructions for the test inthe text boxes provided.4. Click the Submit button to continue.5. On the Test Canvas page, use the drop-down menu to select the From a Question Pool orAssessment option, then click the GO button.6. On the Search Pools and Assessments page, in the Search window select from the list ofPools. In the Question type area, use the selection boxes to select the question formats youwant to use, then click on the Search button.7. When the Search results are returned, use the selection boxes to the left to choose whichquestions will be added to your test.8. Click the Submit button to finish adding your questions.9. You are returned to the Test Canvas page. You can add more questions from differentpools, choose to create a new question, modify or remove an existing question, or change theorder in which the questions are presented. When you have finished creating your quiz, youcan use the tutorial: Making your test available.The Assessment tools allow you to create tests and surveys that automatically become anitem in your Gradebook. Students complete these assessments and submit them throughBlackboard. Instructors can upload test questions into a Test using a document saved as aText file, (extension .txt). This document can contain multiple questions of different types in asingle file. Each question must be specifically formatted as explained in the Uploading testquestions FAQ.In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Test Manager area and upload testquestions using a text document.
  59. 59. 1. In the Control Panelarea, on the right underAssessment, select the Test Manager link. 2. On the TestManager page, click on the Add Test button. 3. In the Test Infosection, type a Name, a Description, and listany Instructions for the test in the text boxes provided. 4. Click the Submit button to continue.5. On the Test Canvas page, use the drop- down menu to selectthe Upload Questions option, then click the GO button. 6. On the UploadQuestions page, clickon the Browse button.
  60. 60. 7. In the File Upload dialogue box selectyour formatted text file, and click the Open button.8. Enter a point value in the text box provided, then click the Submit button to finish adding your questions.9. You are returned to the Test Canvas page. You can add morequestions from different pools, choose to create a new question, modify or remove an existing question, or change the order in which the questions are presented. When you have finished creating your quiz, you can use the tutorial: Making your test available.After students have completed a test or survey in Blackboard the system allows aninstructor/TA to view detailed results of each question. The results are in the form ofpercentages for all question types except for fill in the blank and essay questions which listeach response individually.In this tutorial you will learn how to view the detailed results of a test or survey. 1. Scroll down to theControl Panel section, click on Evaluation, and select Grade Center.
  61. 61. 2. Click the < to the right of the course menu to expand your Grade Center page. 3. On the GradeCenter page, click the double down arrowsnext to the Test/Survey name, and select Attempt Statistics.4. On the AssessmentStatistics page you will find percentages for each answer submitted.
  62. 62. After students have completed a test or survey in Blackboard the system allows aninstructor/TA to download the results into an Excel file. Question text and results can bedownloaded.In this tutorial you will learn how to download the results of a test or survey. 1. Scroll down to theContol Panel section, click on Evaluation, and select Grade Center. 2. Click the < to the right of the course menu to expand your Grade Center page.
  63. 63. 3. On the GradeCenter page, click the double down arrowsnext to the Test/Survey name, and select Download Results. 4. On the DownloadResults page choosethe delimiter type and download format options and click the Click to download results link. 5. On the File Download dialogue, click the Save button. When the SaveAsdialogue box opens,name the file, and click the Save button tofinish downloading your Test/Survey results.
  64. 64. Articles in a Database or Online Journal – How toCreate a LinkYou can create a link to many of the articles available through Library databases and onlinejournals.In order to create a link to an article, you need to use a persistent link. These are sometimescalled persistent URLs, stable URLs or DOIs (digital object identifiers.)Use Existing Persistent Links:Some databases and online journals have persistent links to the article level. You can copy andpaste these URLs into your course page. Example from an EBSCO Database:CAUTION: In order for your students to be able to access the articles from off campus, thepersistent link needs to include the prefix for the Libraries’ proxy server. If the persistent URLdoes not have this prefix, you can easily just add it to the front of the link. The proxy serverprefix is "http://ezproxy.lib.utexas.edu/login?url=".If you are adding the link to your Blackboard course, use this prefix instead -"http://ezproxy.lib.utexas.edu/login?auth=ezproxy&url=." By doing so, students will be passeddirectly to the resource without having to log in again with their UT EID. Example from JSTOR:
  65. 65. Use the Stable URL in JSTOR but add "http://ezproxy.lib.utexas.edu/login?url=" beforehttp://links.jstor.org… or, if you are using the link in a Blackboard course, add"http://ezproxy.lib.utexas.edu/login?auth=ezproxy&url=" before http://links.jstor.org...Create a Persistent Link:Not all databases and online journals provide persistent links to the articles contained in them.In these situations, you must create your own persistent link using citation information asfollows:1. Go to the Find an Article from a Citation page.2. Fill in as much of the citation information as possible.3. ClickIf the article is available online in another database, you will be taken to that database. Keep inmind that sometimes you will be taken to the article, and other times you will be taken to thejournal, volume or issue level, or the search screen for the database. In these cases, you willwant to provide your students with instructions on how to find the article from this point.4. Click on "Other Options for the Resource."
  66. 66. 5. You will be taken to the Find It @ UT menu. Click “More Options.”6. Under How to Cite/Link, click “Save citation information.”
  67. 67. 7. This will generate a citation and the persistent URL to use on your course page.Usage RightsDifferent online journal and database vendors provide different usage rights. There are 2 waysto find out whether you have the right to use a persistent link on your course page:1. The A-Z journal title link . When you enter in a journal title, click “Go”, see the result setbelow, and choose the title that fits best. Then you will see a menu box. A Usage Rights linkwill appear in this menu box if the rights have been entered in for the title.
  68. 68. 2. Use the Find an Article from a Citation form . When you enter in all the data you haveand click on “Find it at UT,” you will see a list of results. Most likely the first item on the list iswhat you want and when you click the link, generally you will be taken directly to the article.But there will be a dark blue frame at the top of the article with text like this example:You can click on “Other Options for this Resource” and get to a menu box. AUsage Rights link will appear in this menu box if the rights have been entered infor the title.If you cannot find information about usage rights, please contact Ronda Rowe(rrowe@austin.utexas.edu), University of Texas Libraries, for assistance.

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