Instructional “How To” Resources for Online Instructors

Blackboard Ultra Web Help

Blackboard Help for Instructors (web)
Blackboard Ultra Tutorials--FULL VIDEO SERIES
Blackboard Help for Students (web)


Blackboard Ultra Video Series

Introduction and Setting Up Assignments, Content & Announcements

Blackboard Ultra:  Introduction to Blackboard Ultra for Instructors 
Using the Calendar is Blackboard Ultra
Creating Announcements in Blackboard Ultra
Adding Content to Your Course in Blackboard Ultra
Adding Users to Blackboard Ultra
Creating Learning Modules in Blackboard Ultra
Creating Assignments in Blackboard Ultra
Using the Context Editor in Blackboard Ultra
Edit Your Profile in Blackboard Ultra
Search for More:  Blackboard Ultra Tutorial Youtube Channel (video)

Creating Discussions & Grading Them

Creating a Discussion Board on Blackboard Ultra
Grading Discussion in Blackboard Ultra
Learn How to View Discussion Analysis in Blackboard Ultra
Search for More:  Blackboard Ultra Tutorial Youtube Channel (video)

Creating Assessments in Blackboard Ultra, Respondus and Safe Assign

Creating a Test in Blackboard Ultra
Creating Assessment Pools in Blackboard Ultra
Timed Assessments in Blackboard Ultra
Import Question Banks in Your Assessments
Creating Matching Questions in Your Assessments
Using SafeAssign to Check for Plagiarism in Blackboard Ultra
Lockdown Browser (Respondus) the Student Experience
Preparing an Exam for Use with Respondus Monitor and LockDown Browser
Taking an Exam with Respondus
Search for More:  Blackboard Ultra Tutorial Youtube Channel (video)

Gradebook, Feedback and Rubrics in Blackboard Ultra

Gradebook Overview in Blackboard Ultra
Grading Assignments in Blackboard Ultra
Inline Grading in Blackboard Ultra
Grading Using a Rubric
Associating Rubrics with Assignments in Blackboard Ultra
Recording Feedback in Blackboard Ultra
Search for More:  Blackboard Ultra Tutorial Youtube Channel (video)

Group Work in Blackboard Ultra

Create Course Groups in Blackboard Ultra
Create Group Assignments in Blackboard Ultra
Search for More:  Blackboard Ultra Tutorial Youtube Channel (video)

Messaging and Notifications in Blackboard Ultra

Setting up Notifications in Blackboard Ultra
Accessing and Sending Messages in Blackboard Ultra
Understanding Activity Streams in Blackboard Ultra
Search for More:  Blackboard Ultra Tutorial Youtube Channel (video)

Attendance in Blackboard Ultra

Mark Attendance in Blackboard Learn
Search for More:  Blackboard Ultra Tutorial Youtube Channel (video)

Granting Accommodations in Blackboard Ultra

Grant Student Accommodations in Blackboard Ultra
Grant Assessment Exceptions on Assessments
How to Add Captions or Subtitles to your Blackboard Recordings
Closed Captioning in Blackboard Ultra
Closed Captioning in Blackboard Ultra--a teacher's perspective
Search for More:  Blackboard Ultra Tutorial Youtube Channel (video)

Blackboard Collaborate Video Series

Blackboard Collaborate (Host Your Classroom Online Virtually)

Blackboard Collaborate Help for Instructors (webpage)
Blackboard Collaborate Video Series, beginning with Intro (video)
Blackboard Collaborate Demo (YouTube video)
Blackboard Collaborate Introduction (video)
Blackboard Collaborate--Setting Up a Session (video)
Blackboard Collaborate Closed Captioning  (video)
Sharing PowerPoint Slides in Blackboard Collaborate (video)
Sharing Files in Blackboard Collaborate (video)
Polling in Blackboard Collaborate (video)
Setting up Break-out Groups on Blackboard Colloaborate (video)
Blackboard Collaborate Help for Students (video)
Blackboard Collaborate Youtube Channel Video Tutorials (video)


Zoom Virtual Classroom Video Series

Zoom (Connect with Students Using Zoom)

Guide to Educating Through Zoom
Tips for Teachers Educating on Zoom
Recorded Training Webinars
Zoom Meetings for Education Training
Zoom Tips for Students
Zoom Tutorial (YouTube)
Zoom Tutorial #2 (YouTube)


Screencast-O-Matic Video 

Screencast-O-Matic Setup and Tutorial (Record Your Lectures with Ease)

Screencast-O-Matic Tutorial and Setup (video and web)


Free (or Limited) Online Access for Students

Charter and Comcast
Comcast
Xfinity
Spectrum 


Remind (Group Texting Service)

Google Voice (Shield Your Phone Number from Students)

Google Voice
How Google Voice Works (Tutorial)


Group Me (Group Texting Software)

Group Me Sign up Page and Information (Tutorial)
Group Me Tutorial


Informative Readings

9 Resources For When Coronavirus Moves Your Courses Online from Campus Technology, By Rhea Kelly
How To Make Your Online Pivot Less Brutal from The Chronicle of Higher Education, By Kevin Gannon
So You Want to Temporarily Teach Online from Inside Higher Ed, By Stephanie Moore and Charles B. Hodges
Preparing to Move Online (in a Hurry) from Inside Higher Ed, By Nathan Greeno
Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start from Chronicle Vitea, By Michelle D Miller
4 Lessons From Moving a Face-to-Face Course Online from The Chronicle of Higher Education, By Kevin Gannon
Moving Online Now from The Chronicle of Higher Education
How to Be a Better Online Teacher from The Chronicle of Higher Education, By Flower Darby