Faculty Job Aids

When you need help with your course, you may want to be able to find the specific steps you need immediately. These job aids are designed with that goal in mind, covering a range of topics to best support you in your course.

Course Design Getting Started

Are you looking to create a course in Blackboard for the first time. The resources below will guide you along the process of developing your course content in Blackboard.

  • Creating an item in Blackboard
  • Uploading a File in Blackboard
  • Creating a Discussion Board Forum
  • Creating an Exam
  • Creating an Assignment
  • Sharing a lecture video

Refresh Existing Course

If you have already developed your course in Blackboard (or utilize a department template), there are only a few actions to take shortly before the start of the course. The resources below will help ensure that your course is ready for students on Day 1.

  • Updating Test Due Dates
  • Updating Test Availability Dates
  • Uploading a file to Blackboard
  • Adding Students to Groups
  • Deleting old Announcements
  • Deleting Previous Discussion Posts

Tasks During the Term

After creating your course and ensuring that it is ready for the Semester, there are still times when changes are needed. The resources below can help with common concerns that might arise.

  • Clearing a student test attempt
  • Granting a Time Extension on a Test
  • Adding a new student to a group