Blackboard 9.1
Blackboard 9.1 what is new?

Blackboard was upgraded to  version 9.1 on December 21, 2010.  Blackboard 9.1 provides mashup services such as YouTube, SlideShare and Flickr integration, the ability to upload multiple files at once, customize the view of your Grade Center, and enhanced Learning Module capabilities.

Seminars focusing on Bb 9.1 may also be requested by departments or groups. Requests can be sent to bbadmin@gvsu.edu

Getting Ready for Blackboard 9.1 - Lunch-n-Learn Seminar Series

Academic Computing is hosting a series of Lunch-n-Learn seminars to discuss the upcoming campus wide upgrade to Blackboard 9.1 All interested faculty and staff are welcome. Please feel free to bring your lunch and your questions.  Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar select the IT Seminars category and look for the Getting Ready for Blackboard 9.1 - Lunch-n-Learn Seminar Series.

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Blackboard 9.1 Tutorials

Blackboard 9.1 Enhancements (PPT)
Review this PowerPoint file to see the latest enhancements available in Blackboard version 9.1.

Getting Started with the Blackboard 9.1 Course Environment
(PDF)
This is a handy guide that will help you get comfortable the new 9.1 Blackboard version.

Course Files (Video Link)
This new feature in 9.1 tells you how to organize your course using files. You may want to watch this video tutorial first as you will be able to upload multiple files to your course. Then you can organize them in the various content areas of your course.

Building Learning Modules (Video Link)
Watch this video tutorial to see the latest enhancements to Learning Modules in Bb 9.1.  Note:  Instructors now have the ability to organize content using folders inside of learning modules.  Students also have the ability to customize the table of contents and how the learning module displays.

How to Add a Mashup to your Bb Course (Video Link)
Watch this video tutorial to learn more about how to incorporate flickr, slideshare or youtube within your Blackboard course.

How to Use Slideshare with Blackboard (PDF)
Review this handout on getting started with using Slideshare with Blackboard.  Slideshare is a tool for sharing/hosting PowerPoint files.  Although you could upload your PowerPoint files directly to Blackboard, SlideShare.net is a PowerPoint hosting site that allows you to upload your PowerPoint files and share them with others through an Internet browser without the need to have PowerPoint software loaded in their computers. Blackboard and SlideShare.net work together (Mashup) to improve accessibility and without forcing your audience to download the physical file.

Discussion Board Forum (Video Link)
This feature was available in our current version of Blackboard and allows instructors to use the grading feature within the discussion board. Watch this video tutorial to learn more about grading discussion board forums.

Grading Discussion Board THREADS (Video Link)
Watch this video tutorial to learn more about grading discussion board threads.

Creating Announcements (Video Link)
Using announcements to communicate with your students.

Creating Course Contact (Video Link)
Watch this video tutorial to learn more about how to allow your students to contact you using the course contact feature.

Using Emails (Video Link)
Watch this video tutorial to learn more about how to use email within your course.

Getting Started with Grade Center (PDF)
This handout will explain how to get started with the Grade Center as well as some of the enhancements.

Customizing the Grade Center View (Video Link)
Watch this video tutorial to learn more about how the instructor can customize their view of the Grade Center.  This is a new enhancement to version 9.1.

Building a Test (PDF)
This handout will explain how to build a test in Blackboard 9.1.

Tagging Questions for Reuse (Video Link)
Watch this video tutorial to learn more about how to reuse test questions with metadata.

Downloading Assignments (Video Link)
Watch this video tutorial to learn more about how to download assignments for grading.

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