Faculty Guide

Faculty Guide is a manual to help instructors understand the functions of Blackboard. This guide will provide information for instructors to do anything from posting an announcement, to uploading course documents, to collecting and grading assignments, etc.

Course Content

Posting Announcements

Announcements are one way to reach out to students.

Uploading a Syllabus

By uploading your syllabus, students will know what to expect from the class. 

Adding an Item to Blackboard

Instructors can add documents and files to Blackboard as items.

Adding a Link to Blackboard

Instructors can post links which refer students to Blackboard internal items, or external websites.

Creating Folders in Blackboard

Instructors can create folders to organize their courses and improve navigation.

Editing/Deleting Items

Instructors can remove or change items once they have been posted.

Media on Blackboard

Adding Youtube, Flicker and SlideShare to Blackboard

Blackboard allows instructors to add videos to your courses, which can enhance students' learning experience.

Adding Echo360 content into Blackboard

Instructors can add Echo360 videos, such as recordings of lectures to a Blackboard page.

Creating a VoiceThread in Blackboard

With VoiceThread, instructors and/or students can create, share, and comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs, using microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload.

Discussion Board

Creating a Forum

A forum is an area of the discussion board where participants discuss a topic or a group of related topics. 


Creating Threads

A thread is a conversation within a forum that includes the initial post and all replies to it.



Replying to Discussions

You can reply to your students' posts to give feedback and encourage interaction.



Emailing in Blackboard

Sending Email to your Students Through Blackboard

Emailing through Blackboard is another lane of communication between instructors and students.

Setting your Email Options in Blackboard

Grade Center

Grade Center

This will provided you the basic functions of Grade Center. 

Uploading OPSCAN results

You can upload OPSCAN results directly to the grade center.

Create and Manage Columns

Columns are the way Grade Center organizes your students' grades. 

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