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Personalization - I'm overwhelmed by the list of unavailable courses that 'My Courses' shows me as having taught before

I'm overwhelmed by the list of unavailable courses that "My Courses" shows me as having taught in previous terms.

Many faculty have complained about an annoying misfeature in blackboard -- the very long lists of courses you've taught from previous terms. Students see only their current courses, but faculty by default see coursesites for every course they've taught in the past 3 years, even if they didn't use Blackboard for the course!

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

Course Copy - I copied a course from several years ago and now I can't delete old announcements

I copied a course from several years ago, and now I can't delete old announcements.

If the announcement was originally posted by someone (perhaps a GTF who assisted you in the course in years past) who has left the UO, the original poster's account may be disabled, which prevents anyone else from deleting the announcement.  Send email to blackboard@ithelp.uoregon.edu giving the name of the course and the announcement you need deleted, and we can help you fix this.

Course Copy - How do I convert export my blackboard site to a traditional website

How do I convert my blackboard site to a traditional website?

Once in a while you may want to take an existing blackboard site and turn it into a traditional website, accessible to the world rather than just the students in your class.

Blackboard Basics - How do I upload files using Course Files on the Control Panel

How do I upload files using 'Course Files' on the Control Panel?

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Watch a tour (from Blackboard Inc.) of how to upload course files and import a course package.

Tests and Quizzes - How do I include an essay and other questions in an online quiz

How do I include an essay and other questions in an online quiz?

Tests and Quizzes - How do I help students who have been kicked out of a Blackboard quiz

How do I help students who have been kicked out of a Blackboard quiz?

Assignments - I gave safeassignments but my students report an error 'This course is out of sync with SafeAssign

I gave safeassignments, but my students report an error "This course is out of sync with SafeAssign."

SafeAssign menu

 

 

The instructor needs to synchronize the course with SafeAssign.

To do this they should go into the course, click on control panel -> "Course Tools"->"SafeAssign",

then "SafeAssignments" and finally "Synchronize this course".

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: you first create the survey with the “Tests, Surveys, and Pools” tool, and then you deploy it with the “Create Assessment” button in a content area, such as “Course Documents”.  

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:

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