Visit CMET Consulting for personalized assistance using Blackboard to teach, or take a look at the range of online and hardcopy documentation. In addition, we offer (with Teaching Effectiveness Program) a series of training classes on how to create courses using Blackboard. For more pedagogical advice have a conversation with TEP!
How can I copy material from one coursesite to another?
It's a new term, and you want to use material from your old Blackboard coursesite in this term's new site. You can copy material, but you'll need to be "instructor" or "teaching assistant" in both sites.
Who can use Blackboard, and how much does it cost?
Any UO course can use Blackboard for free. In addition, we encourage faculty to experiment with our server by setting up test course sites. For other non-course uses of the UO Blackboard server please submit a ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org. All registered UO students, all instructors of record in current UO courses, and most faculty and staff automatically receive Blackboard accounts.
Blackboard is the online course management system at the University of Oregon. A course management system is designed to provide a collection of tools to help instructors and students supplement or replace face to face learning.
If you want to just include a bit of markup in the text of an item in a folder, you can type the HTML codes into the box in the page editor. In the visual textbox editor, click the "<>" button (toggle HTML source mode") and start typing HTML. That's good only for very simple things like boldface, and you have to be careful not to foul up the page (e.g. by having a begin tag but no end tag).
How do I put a PowerPoint presentation on my coursesite?
You have several options for uploading PowerPoint files to Blackboard. The simplest method is to simply upload the PowerPoint file as a file attachment. However, many students may not have PowerPoint or an equivalent program, so some instructors find it easier to convert their PowerPoint slides to .pdf before uploading.
Visit http://blackboard.uoregon.edu. Enter your UO Duck ID, e.g. "jdoe" (don't include "@uoregon.edu") and the corresponding password (which is the same password as the one for your UO email address). For more help logging in to blackboard, see "Login Help." That help file also describes what to do if you get an error when you try to log in.