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How to Post Your Syllabus in Blackboard Learn

Here are updated guides to posting a syllabus in a Blackboard Learn course, just in time for winter-quarter prep.

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Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Blackboard Course Ready for Winter Quarter

Here’s our resource roundup for Blackboard quarter preparation. If you’d like one-on-one help getting ready, email us or fill out the form below. We also have training scheduled this week and every Friday until Thanksgiving.

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Blackboard Tip: Get Winter Courses Ready with Course Copy

Blackboard’s course copy process is pretty easy, as long as you remember that it works in the opposite way as ANGEL’s — you should “push out” content from the template course (either a “master” or your fall course) to the

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Blackboard Q&A: What’s the difference between availability and adaptive release?

Availability is an item setting that dictates when students can see something. Adaptive release is a condition (or set of conditions) applied to an item that dictates who can see it (and, to a lesser degree, when they can see

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Blackboard Tip: Course Menu Guidelines

Here’s how to set up your course menu, just in case you’re copying into a blank course or your fall template-copy is incorrect.

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Blackboard Quick Tip: On-Demand Training

MCC instructors have a lot of resources to help prepare for the fall Blackboard launch.

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Everything You Need to Know to Set Up Your Blackboard Grade Center (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Second to the discussion board confusion, grade center set up is the biggest source of instructor questions I’ve gotten in the ANGEL-to-Blackboard conversion process. Here’s a few tips that I hope will clear things up.

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Blackboard Quick Tip: Adding Manually Graded Items to the Grade Center

One of Blackboard Learn’s advantages over our retiring LMS, ANGEL, is its automatic creation of grade center columns (“gradebook assignments” in ANGEL). When you add a point value to an item (dropbox, quiz, etc.), it automatically creates a column in

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Intro to Blackboard: The ANGEL Glossary (Plus Discussion and Test Tips)

We think ANGEL users will quickly get the hang of our new LMS, Blackboard Learn. The functions are essentially the same (Blackboard owns ANGEL and has incorporated some of its features since its 2009 takeover) and learning/content management systems are

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Intro to Blackboard: Posting Your Syllabus

The syllabus — that hallowed contract between instructor and student — is a crucial part of the learning environment. One of the big benefits of using a learning management system is the ease of the distributing the syllabus to students

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