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Assignments - How do I use SafeAssign

How do I use SafeAssign?

Now SafeAssign is integrated into Assignment.  See the Setting up the Assignment section on the "How do I accept term papers electronically from my students?" FAQ page.

A SafeAssignment is used when instructors want all of their students to upload their papers and be checked for plagiarism across the Internet and University database. 

To set up a SafeAssignment:

E-mail - I can't send email to 'all users'

I can't send email to "all users".

Instructors can send email to everyone enrolled in their site by using control panel -> Course Tools -> Send Email.

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Watch a tour (from Blackboard Inc.) on how to send email.

send email to all users

Tests Surveys and Quizzes - How can I use Softchalk to create quizzes and interactive exercises for my site

How can I use SoftChalk to create quizzes and interactive exercises for my site?

Blackboard Basics - How do I use Anonymous Grading?

How do I use Anonymous Grading?

Assignments can now be graded anonymously to establish impartiality to grading. When the student submits their assignment the instructor/grader will grade the submission per usual without knowing whose assignment is being graded to prevent bias of gender, race, participation or student performance.

Enable Anonymous Grading:

Tools - How do you upload assignments to Blackboard

How do you upload assignments to Blackboard?

E-mail - Why don't I get any of the emails the class is sending me

Why don't I get any of the emails the class is sending me?

Tools - How do I set up Voiceboards

How do I set up Voiceboards?

Voice Boards are an aural alternative to text-based discussions. Voice Boards are used when pronunciation is critical, such as in a foreign language class or an AEI class. The following will show you how to set up and use a Voice Board in Blackboard.

Making a Voice Board Available

Tools - How do I embed a Twitter feed on Blackboard

How do I embed a Twitter feed on Blackboard?

Twitter provides many benefits for the academics, such as following experts in their fields around the world to keep up with the latest information. Through twitter, students and instructors are also able to participate in live discussions through the web.

Adding a twitter feed to the Blackboard site involves a combination of few simple steps:

1. Visit https://twitter.com/

2. Click on the settings button in the top right corner (cog icon)

Tools - How do I add equations to my blackboard site using MathJax

How do I add equations to my blackboard site using MathJax?

By uploading PDF 

You can produce PDF files containing mathematical notation and upload them to your blackboard site.  Many people use the LaTeX language for writing such documents. 

Using Blackboard WIRIS editor

Tests Surveys and Quizzes - How do I set up a survey How do I view the results

How do I set up a survey? How do I view the results?

Creating a survey is a two-step process. (1) create the survey with the “Tests, Surveys, and Pools” tool, and then (2) deploy it with the “Create Assessment” button in a content area, such as “Course Documents”.  

(1) Create survey

To create a survey click on the “Tests, Surveys, and Pools” link under “Course Tools” in the Course Management panel on the left side of the page.  Then select Surveys from the middle of the page.

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