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  • BLACKBOARD: What do I need to use Blackboard?

    Users may access Blackboard with a Wayne State University AccessID and password. If you are unable to access your account, please contact the C&IT Help Desk for assistance. Note: Click here to view system requirements for Blackboard and other...

  • ASSIGNMENTS: How does an instructor create an assignment using Blackboard?

    Follow the steps below to post/create an assignment as an instructor in Blackboard. Navigate to a content area in Blackboard. Move cursor over Assessments and then click Assignment. Type a Name of an assignment. Click Browse My Computer to...

  • BLACKBOARD: What is Blackboard?

    Blackboard is an online learning management system that Wayne State University faculty members may use to deliver all or part of a regularly scheduled course. Instructors may use Blackboard to provide students with information and documents, such as announcements,...

  • BROWSERS: How do I clear my web browser's cache?

    If you are experiencing a problem with your web browser, clearing your cache files may resolve the issue. Find instructions for any browser at refreshyourcache.com.

  • BLACKBOARD: Where do I get help with Blackboard?

    Wayne State University provides Blackboard support and help for students, staff and faculty. Students Log in to Blackboard and click the Student Resources tab for information and resources, and to enroll in the Blackboard Basics for Students course....

  • ASSIGNMENTS: How do I submit an assignment/SafeAssignment to my instructor via Blackboard?

    Follow the steps below to submit an assignment or SafeAssignment to an instructor in Blackboard. Navigate to the content area where the assignment is located. Click the assignment. Click Browse My Computer to attach a file. You also have the option...

  • COURSES: How do instructors change the title of a Blackboard course?

    Follow the steps below to change the title of a Blackboard course. Under Control Panel click Customization. Click Properties. Edit the Course Name. Click Submit. More information Video demonstration

  • CONTENT: How do I add a document to my organization site in Blackboard?

    Follow the steps below to add a document to an organization site in Blackboard. Click Content. Move cursor over Build Content and select the type of content that you would like to create. Name: Type a name for the content item. Find File: Click...

  • CONTENT: How do I create a new content area in my course?

    Follow the steps below to create a new content area in a Blackboard course. 1. Click the Add Menu Item icon located in the Course Menu. 2. Click Content Area. 3. Type a name in the Name field. 4. Check the box Available...

  • COURSES: How do I combine multiple sections of one course in Blackboard?

    To combine multiple sections of one course in Blackboard, please send an email request to bbadmin@wayne.edu with the following information. Course ID number and sections you wish to include in the combined site (e.g., ENG 1010 section 001, 004, 010...

  • COURSES: How do I create and add a course banner to my Blackboard course?

    Follow the steps below to upload a course banner to your Blackboard course. Under the Control Panel click Customization. Select Teaching Style. Under Select Banner click Browse My Computer. Locate and select the file. Click Submit. More...

  • COURSES: How do I download Course Statistics?

    Follow the steps below to download course statistics in Blackboard. Under Control Panel click Evaluation. Click Course Reports. On the Course Reports page then click the menu options (down arrow) next to the desired report. Click Run. On the Run...

  • COURSES: How do I get a Blackboard course site for training or department use?

    Wayne State University staff members may request a Blackboard course site for training, department or organization/committee use by sending an email request to bbadmin@wayne.edu. Please be aware that only requests from WSU faculty or staff will be accepted....

  • COURSES: Hide or Display courses on the My Blackboard Page

    Blackboard users may hide or display course on the My Blackboard page. How to hide a course Follow the steps below to hide courses from the My Blackboard page. Highlight the My Courses module. Click the gear icon. Un-check all boxes for a course(s)....

  • COURSES: How do I import archived materials to an existing course?

    Follow the steps below to import archived materials into an existing Blackboard course. Navigate to Control Panel, click Packages and Utilities and then click Import Package/View Logs. Click Import Package. Click Browse My Computer and choose a...

  • COURSES: How do I import course content from the Archived Courses tab?

    Only the Instructor of Record and anyone added with the Instructor role in a Blackboard course or organization may retrieve course content from an archived course. Another course owner can be added by sending an email request to bbadmin@wayne.edu. ...

  • COURSES: How do instructors copy Blackboard course content between courses?

    Instructors may copy content between courses on Blackboard. Follow the steps below to copy content from course to another. Enter the course site where you want to copy the content from. Under Control Panel click Packages and Utilities. Click Course...

  • COURSES: How does an instructor find the CourseID for a course in Blackboard?

    The course ID is located in the course menu of Blackboard.

  • COURSES: Make Blackboard course site available to students

    Follow the steps below to make a Blackboard course site available to students. 1. Navigate to your Blackboard course site. 2. Under Course Management, click Customization. 3. Click Properties. 4. Under Set Availability, click...

  • COURSES: Why can't I find my course in Blackboard?

    Courses may not appear in Blackboard for multiple reasons. Courses may take up to 24-48 hours after registration to appear in Blackboard. If a course has not been enabled by the instructor, it will not appear. Some instructors do not enable courses...

  • DISCUSSION BOARD: Using Discussion Boards within Blackboard

    Blackboard users may create or reply to discussion boards. How to create a thread Follow the steps below to create a thread. Click Tools located in the Course Menu. Click Discussion Board. Click the forum name to enter the forum. Click the...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Choose which grade columns are visible to students?

    Follow the steps below to manage which grade columns are visible to students in Blackboard. Click Grade Center and then click Full Grade Center in the Control Panel. Click the grey arrow next to the column name and click Edit Column Information....

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Create a column in Grade Center?

    Follow the steps below to create a column in Grade Center in Blackboard. Click the Create Column button. Enter a Column Name. Optional: Enter a Grade Center Display Name (Displays as the column header in the Grade Center...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Create a Grading Schema?

    Instructors may employ Grading Schema to display a grade as letters (A, B+ ,B , etc), Pass/Fail or custom symbols. A Grading Schema defines the values of letter grades and customized grade symbol sets. For example, a student’s quiz score is 89 out...

  • GRADE CENTER: Using Grade periods in Blackboard

    Grading periods are user-created segments (terms, weeks, homework, etc.) that help organize and manage the Grade Center. How to create a grading period Follow the steps below to create a grading period in Blackboard. In Full Grade Center, highlight...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Create a Weighted Grade Column?

    Follow the steps below to create a Weighted Grade Column in Blackboard. Navigate to Grade Center and select Full Grade Center. Move cursor over the Create Calculated Column button. Select Weighted Column. Enter a Column Name (ex. Weighted Total)....

  • DISCUSSION BOARD: Grading Discussion Boards.

    Follow the steps below to enable and grade a discussion forum or thread in Blackboard. How to enable grading for a forum or thread Follow the steps below to enable grading for a forum or thread. Navigate to the Blackboard Course in which you are...

  • GRADE CENTER CATEGORIES: How do I Change Categories in Grade Center?

    Follow the steps below to change categories using Column Organization. Navigate to Full Grade Center. Move cursor over the Manage menu button. Click Column Organization. Check the checkbox next to desired columns. Move the cursor over the Change...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I change how test attempts are scored?

    Follow the steps below to manage how test attempts are scored in Blackboard. Move the cursor over the desired column header and click the drop-down arrow (menu options) to show context menu. Click Edit Column Information. Under Score attempts using,...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Change the Current View of the Grade Center?

    Follow the steps below to change the current view of Grade Center. Navigate to Full Grade Center. Click Filter. Move the cursor over Current View (Default view is Full Grade Center). Select the view desired from the menu. Optional: Click...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I change the primary display for a column?

    The Primary Display for Grade Center column results can be shown as Complete/Incomplete, Letter, Percentage, Score or Text. Follow the steps below to manage this feature. Move the cursor over the desired column header and click the drop-down arrow...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Download an assignment for all students?

    Follow the steps below to download all student submissions for a single assignment in a Blackboard course. Navigate to Control Panel . Click Grade Center to expand the menu options. Click Full Grade Center. Click the drop-down arrow (menu options)...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Grade an Assessment in Grade Center?

    Follow the steps below to grade an assignment in Grade Center in Blackboard. Under Course Management, click Grade Center and then click Full Grade Center. For the desired student, click the drop-down arrow (menu options) for their test. Click View...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Download the Grade Center spreadsheet?

    Users may download or upload Grade Center spreadsheets. How to download Follow the steps below to download your Grade Center spreadsheet. Full Grade Center, highlight Work Offline. Click Download. Select Full Grade Center.‚?®Under Delimiter...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Enter a grade using Edit Grade?

    Blackboard users with Instructor or Teaching Assistant access to a course, and Leader or Assistant access to an organization may enter grades using Edit Grade. How to view and grade an assignment Follow the steps below to view and grade an assignment....

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Freeze columns using Column Organization?

    Follow the steps below to manage columns in the Blackboard Grade Center. How to Show/Hide Columns Hiding a column maintains all existing information associated with the column, but prevents it from being seen within the Grade Center. Move the...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I create Category and Status Smart Views?

    A Smart View is a filtered view of Blackboard Grade Center. Instructors can use this tool to quickly access grade center information that matches set criteria. With smart views, you may view: An existing group Student performance for a particular...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Create new categories in Grade Center?

    Follow the steps below to create a new Category in the Blackboard Grade Center. Navigate to Full Grade Center. Move cursor over Manage menu button. Click Categories. Click Create Category. Enter a Name for the Category. Click Submit. Video...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Delete a column in Grade Center?

    Follow the steps below to delete a column in Blackboard Grade Center. Click the drop-down arrow (menu options) of the desired column header. Click Delete Column. Click OK. More information Video demonstration Note: Columns cannot be deleted...

  • GRADE CENTER: Show/hide columns

    Follow the steps below to hide or show a column in Blackboard Grade Center. In Full Grade Center, highlight Manage then click Column Organization. Click the check box next to name of a column. Move cursor over Show/Hide, click Hide Selected Columns...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Leave feedback on an assignment or test?

    Follow the steps below to leave feedback on an assignment in Blackboard. Navigate to Full Grade Center. Click the drop-down arrow (menu options) next to an assignment or test. Click View Grade Details. Click Grade Attempt. Enter your desired comments...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Override a grade in Grade Center?

    Follow the steps below to override a grade in Blackboard Grade Center. How to override a grade in Grade Center Follow the steps below to override a grade in the Grade Center. Click here to launch a video demonstration in a new window. In Grade...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Re-order columns using Column Organization?

    Follow the steps below to re-order columns in Blackboard Grade Center with drag-and-drop using Column Organization. Move the cursor over the Manage menu button. Click the Column Organization. On the Column Organization page, the Grade Center column...

  • RESPONDUS: What is Respondus and how do I download it?

    Respondus Software is used to create, print and deploy exams in Blackboard. Respondus is offered free to Wayne State University Faculty. Please contact the Office for Teaching and Learning at 313-577-1980 to obtain a license. How to download Respondus...

  • RESPONDUS: How do I upload a test, survey or pool to Blackboard using Respondus?

    Follow the steps below to upload a test, survey or pool to Blackboard using Respondus. Directly upload your assessment to Blackboard Open Respondus (after patching Respondus your Current Personality should read Blackboard 7.x - 9.x). Click the...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I upload graded assignments to each student on Blackboard?

    Follow the steps below to upload graded assignments to each student on Blackboard. Assignment tool Navigate to Full Grade Center. For the desired student, click the drop-down arrow (menu options) next to the Needs Grading icon. Click View Grade...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Set up Extra Credit in the Grade Center?

    Before a column can be used for extra credit, it must be created with points possible set to zero (0). Creating a column this way allows instructors to award extra credit without increasing the total points, which would penalize students who do not earn...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I Use Attempt Statistics?

    Follow the steps below to use Attempt Statistics in Blackboard Grade Center. Navigate to Full Grade Center. Move the cursor over the desired column header for the test or survey to be viewed. Click the drop-down arrow (menu options). Click Attempt...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I View Column Statistics of a Grade Column?

    Instructors have the ability to view Column Statistics in Blackboard, including the average, median and standard deviation of a Grade Item, plus Status Distribution and Grade Distribution. Follow the steps below to view Grade Column Statistics. Move...

  • RESPONDUS: How does an instructor enable Respondus Lockdown Browser on an assessment?

    Blackboard instructors can follow the steps below to enable Respondus Lockdown Browser on an assignment. In the Control Panel click Course Tools. Select Respondus Lockdown Browser. Locate the name of your Test/Survey/Quiz and click the Settings button...

  • RUBRICS: How does an instructor copy a Rubric?

    A Blackboard Instructor may follow the steps below to copy a Rubric. Under Course Management select Course Tools. Select Rubrics. Click the drop-down arrow next to the name of the desired rubric. Click Copy. More information Click here to...

  • RUBRICS: How does an instructor Create a Rubric in an Assignment?

    A Blackboard Instructor may follow the steps below to create, access or delete a Rubric within an Assignment. How to create a Rubric Click the Assessment button in the Content Area. Click Assignment. Enter a Name and Color and Instructions....

  • RUBRICS: How do I import or export a rubric in Blackboard?

    Follow the steps below to export or import a rubric in Blackboard. How to export rubric(s) Click here to launch a video demonstration in a new window. In the Control Panel, click Course Tools then click Rubrics. Select the rubric(s) you wish...

  • TESTS: How do I create an Adaptive Release rule on an Exam or Quiz?

    Blackboard Instructors may follow the steps below to create an Adaptive Release rule on an exam or quiz. Navigate to the exam or quiz in Blackboard. Next to the Title click the drop-down arrow and select Adaptive Release Enter date/time criteria....

  • TESTS: How do I Set Up a Partial Credit Question on a Test?

    Blackboard Instructors may follow the steps below to set up a Partial Credit Question on a test. Enter your Blackboard Course Site. Under Control Panel click Course Tools to expand the menu options then click Tests, Surveys and Pools. Click Tests....

  • TESTS: Deploying Tests

    Blackboard Instructors may follow the steps below to Deploy Tests. Navigate to a content area. Highlight Assessments. Click Test. Select the test you wish to deploy in Add an Existing Test section. Click Submit. Set test availability and other...

  • TESTS: In Blackboard, how does an Instructor reset a test for a student?

    If a student is locked out of a test or an error happens while submitting a test, the instructor has the ability to clear the attempt so that the student may complete the test. Blackboard Instructors can follow the steps below to reset a test or clear...

  • TESTS: How do I take Quizzes and Tests in Blackboard?

    Follow the steps below to take quizzes or tests in Blackboard. In the Course Menu, click the content area which contains the assessment. 2. Select the name of the Exam or Survey. 3. Read the Instructions. 4. Click Begin....

  • TOOLS: How do I check my grades on Blackboard?

    The My Grades page on Blackboard may include item names, details, due dates, student and instructor dates of activity, posted grades, points possible, links to rubrics used for grading, and your instructor's comments about the items. Follow the steps...

  • TOOLS: How do I create and comment on a blog in Blackboard?

    Follow the steps below to create and comment on a blog in Blackboard. How to create a blog Click Tools in the Course Menu. Click Blogs. Click Create Blog. Enter in desired Blog Name and Instructions located under Blog Information. Under Blog...

  • USERS AND GROUPS: How do instructors add a non-WSU participant to a Blackboard course?

    To gain access to Blackboard, a person must have a Wayne State University AccessID. Any person not affiliated with WSU must obtain a Guest AccessID. After obtaining a Guest AccessID, send an email to bbadmin@wayne.edu supplying the WSU Guest AccessID...

  • TOOLS: How do I find a portfolio shared with the course or organization?

    As a Blackboard user, you may find a portfolio from the Content Collection that has been shared with either a course or an organization, or that has been shared directly with your account. How to find a portfolio by course/organization Follow the...

  • TOOLS: How do I send an email in Blackboard?

    Follow the steps below to send an email via Blackboard. Click Tools on the course menu. Click Send Email. Click All Instructor Users. Enter a subject and message. Click Attach a File. Click Browse to attach a file from your computer Click Submit...

  • TOOLS: In Blackboard, how does an instructor send email to the class or organization?

    A Blackboard instructor may follow the steps below to send an email to their class. Enter the course or organization site. Under Control Panel, click Course Tools to expand the menu options. Click Send Email. Choose the group you are mailing (for...

  • USERS AND GROUPS: How do I add users / students to my Blackboard course site?

    Follow the steps below to add users/students to a Blackboard course site. In the Control Panel, click Users and Groups and then Users. Click + Add Users. Enter an WSU AccessID and choose a Role. Student: Default Role. Can access content and...

  • USERS AND GROUPS: How do I remove users from my Blackboard organization site?

    Follow the instructions below to remove users from your Blackboard organization site. Method one Use the Edit User link From the My Blackboard page, click the Edit Users link next to the name of your organization under Organizations you are...

  • TOOLS: What is Blackboard Collaborate?

    Blackboard Collaborate is Wayne State University’s virtual classroom and web conferencing system. Collaborate sessions usually consist of a single moderator or an instructor and multiple participants or students in an academic setting. Features...

  • USERS AND GROUPS: How do I allow guest users to view my Blackboard course?

    An instructor may allow guest access to a Blackboard course. Guests have very limited access to the course; they cannot participate in discussion board forums, tests, surveys, virtual classroom sessions or access group pages and student tools. How...

  • USERS AND GROUPS: How do I create groups in my Blackboard organization site?

    Follow the steps below to create groups in your Blackboard organization site. From the My Blackboard page, click on your organization site. Under the Control Panel click Users and Groups. Click Groups. Click on either Create Single Group or Create...

  • How do I request help from Blackboard Support?

    Wayne State University faculty may contact Blackboard administrators for help via email or telephone. 313-577-9457 bbadmin@wayne.edu

  • How do I enable the Pearson My Lab Tool?

    Follow the steps below to enable the Pearson My Lab Tool. Navigate to the Blackboard Course in which you are teaching. Under Control Panel, click Customization. Select Tool Availability. Locate the Pearson's My Lab/Mastering (Content) and Pearson's...

  • How do I get the Blackboard mobile app?

    The Blackboard Mobile Learn app is available on both iOS and Android devices. Search for Blackboard in your device's app store or use the links below. App Store Google Play Store Web: Learn more at blackboard.com/mobile-learning. Note:...

  • How do I request an Organization from Blackboard Support?

    Follow the steps below to request an Organization from Blackboard Support. On the My Blackboard page, click Request an Organization. Enter your access ID, password and organization details on the next page. Click Submit. Note: You...

  • USERS AND GROUPS: How do I Sign Up for a Self-Enroll Group in my Blackboard Course or Organization?

    Follow the steps below to sign-up for a group in Blackboard. Navigate to your Blackboard Course. Click Tools from the Course Menu. Select Groups. Locate the Group that you would like to join and select Sign Up below. You are now brought to the...

  • GRADE CENTER: How do I clear an Attempt on an Assignment?

    An individual student's Attempt on an Assignment may be cleared within the Grade Center. Follow the steps below to clear an attempt. Move the cursor over the desired cell. Click the drop-down arrow (menu options) in the cell. Click View Grade...

  • CONTENT: How do I upload a syllabus to my course site?

    Follow the steps below to upload a syllabus to a course site in Blackboard. Click Syllabus in the course menu. Click Build Content under Create and then click Item. Enter a Name. Click the Browse My Computer button to attach the Syllabus. Click...

  • How do I setup Blackboard Mobile Learn at Wayne State University?

    Follow the steps below to complete one time setup to use Blackboard Mobile at Wayne State University. The Blackboard app is available on the App Store and Google Play. After you have installed the app, locate it on your phone and open it. Type Wayne...

  • How do I manage settings in Blackboard Mobile Learn?

    Customization Blackboard Mobile Learn allows users to choose which courses show up and how they show up on the Blackboard Mobile Learn homepage. Click Edit above your course list and use the dropper to choose a course color, use the eye to control...

  • What can I do within courses on Blackboard Mobile Learn?

    The Blackboard Mobile Learn App accommodates most of the features supported in your web browser. Grades Select the course for which you wish to see grades. Click Tools. Click My Grades and your grades will be displayed. Favorites On most...

  • What is the default Grading Schema in Blackboard?

    The default grading schema in Blackboard at Wayne State University is as follows. 94 - 100 A 90 Less Than 94 A- 87 Less Than 90 B+ 84 Less Than 87 ...

  • How do I embed HTML in Blackboard?

    Follow the steps below to embed HTML in Blackboard. Locate an embed code. Flickr YouTube Copy Embed code within text box. Navigate to your Blackboard course. Select Content. Move cursor over Build Content and select Item. Within...

  • STUDENT: How do I create and comment on Blackboard blog entries?

    A blog (a shorthand term that means web log) is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public access and use. Most blogs also include a commenting system so that users may respond to and interact with one another....

  • STUDENT: How do I create and use Portfolios in Blackboard?

    Blackboard Portfolios are a valuable tool in academic and professional development. They provide a powerful medium for users to efficiently collect and organize samples of work completed over time. Portfolios offer a means to demonstrate formative and/or...

  • STUDENTS: How do I create and reply to Blackboard discussion board posts?

    A Discussion Board is a tool for sharing thoughts and ideas in a Blackboard course. A course may contain multiple Discussion Boards, which are made up of forums, threads and posts. How to create a thread Follow the steps below to create a thread...

  • What are Blackboard journals and journal entries?

    Journals are self-reflective spaces where students may post thoughts on course topics. Students have the option to create their own Journal Entry and comment on other student's Journals as well. An instructor must start a Journal in order for Journal...

  • How do I share OneDrive files via Blackboard?

    OneDrive files and folders may be shared in Blackboard by creating a Web Link. Follow the steps below to share OneDrive items in Blackboard. How to share OneDrive files and folders Click the ellipses (…) next to a file or folder in OneDrive....