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Bb9.1 Guide: Online Learning Module

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Blackboard 9.1 FAQ


Using Collaboration Tools


Groups

Blogs

Discussions

Groups

  • How do I access the group tool?

    • Instructors can access the Group tool form the Control Panel or the Tools page on the left course menu.

    • To access it from Course Menu, click Tools on the course menu.
    • Click Groups, the group page will be displayed.
    • To access if from Control Panel, click Users and Groups
    • Click Groups, the group page will be displayed.

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  • How do I create a single group with manual enroll?

    • Click on groups in the control panel.
    • Click on Create Single Group

    • Click on Manual Enroll
    • This will bring up the group information screen.
    • Type in a name and description for the group, and set the group's availability.
    • Choose which tools the group members will have access to.
    • Choose the members for the group.
    • Review group settings and click submit when finished.
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  • How do I create a single group with self enroll?

    • Click on Groups in the control panel.
    • Click on Create Single Group.

    • Click on Self Enroll
    • Type in a name and description for the group, and set the group's availability.
    • Choose which tools the group members will have access to.
    • Enter the instructions for signing up for the group and the maximum members in the group.
    • Click on Submit when finished.
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  • How do I create a group set with manual enroll?

    • Click on groups in the control panel
    • Click on Create Group Set
    • Click on Manual Enroll
    • Enter a name for the group and description, and set the group's availability
    • Choose which tools the group will have access to.
    • specify the number of groups to be created.
    • Click on Submit.

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  • How do I create a group set with self-enroll?

    • Click on Groups in the control panel
    • Click on Create Group Set
    • Click on Self Enroll.
    • Enter a name and description for the group, and change the availability.
    • Select which tools the group members will have access to.
    • Create the sign up sheet instructions and maximum group size.
    • Specify the number of groups to create.
    • Click Submit.
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  • How do I create a group set with random-enroll?

    • Click on Groups in the control panel.
    • Click on Create Group Set.
    • Click on Random Enroll
    • Enter a name and a description for the group, and set the group's availability.
    • Choose which tools the group will have access to.
    • Select how to determine the total number of groups
    • Select how to enroll remaining users.
    • Click on Submit.
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  • How do I assign students to a group?

    • Click on Groups in the control panel.
    • Click on the Create Single Group with Manual Enroll.
    • Enter the name of the group.
    • Click on Submit.
    • Click on the chevron next to the group name.
    • Click on Edit. This will bring up the edit menu.
    • Scroll down to the membership section.
    • Select a user in the left columm, use the right arrow to add the student to the group
      (right column).
    • Click on Submit.

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  • How do I edit a group?

    • Click on Groups in the control panel. This will show all the groups in the group.
    • Click on the chevron next to the group name.
    • Click on Edit. This will bring up the edit menu for the group.
    • Make all needed changes and click Submit when finished.

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  • How do I delete a group?

    • Click on groups in the control panel.
    • Click on the chevron next to the group name.
    • Click on Delete.
    • A warning box will come up.
    • Click on OK to delete the group.
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Blogs

  • How do I create a blog?
  • How do I create a blog entry?
  • How do I view blog entries?
  • How do I comment on a blog entry?
  • How do I modify a blog?
  • How do I delete a blog?
  • How do I modify my blog entry?
  • How do I delete my blog entry?

  • How do I create a blog?

    • In the control panel, Click on Course Tools, and then click on Blogs.
    • Click on Create Blog
    • Enter a name and description for the blog.
    • Set the blog's availability, and choose which dates the blog will be available

    • Choose which settings the users will have access to
    • Select whether the blog will be graded and assign a point value. A graded blog will automatically create an entry in the grade center for the blog.
    • Click on Submit.

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  • How do I create a blog entry?

    • Click on Blogs under the course tools area of the control panel.
    • Open the blog in which you want to add an entry
    • Click on Create Blog Entry.
    • Enter a title for the entry, and enter the text in the text box
    • Click on browse My Computer to attach a file.
    • Click on Post Entry.

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  • How do I view blog entries?

    • Click on Blogs under the course tools area of the control panel.


    • Click on the chevron next to the My Blog, and click Open.

    • you can see the blog entries.

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  • How do I comment on a blog entry?

    • Click on Blogs under the Control Panal.

    • Click on the chevron next to the Blog, and click Open.
    • Click on Comment.
    • write the comments and click Add to upload your comments.

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  • How do I modify a blog?

    • Click on Blogs under the Control Panal.
    • Click on the chevron next to the Blog, and click Edit.
    • Enter the new name, e.g. my blog.
    • Click on Submit.

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  • How do I delete a blog?

    • Click on Blogs under the Control Panal.
    • Click on the chevron next to the Blog, and click Delete.

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  • How do I edit my blog entry?

    • Click on Blogs under the Control Panal.

    • Click on my blog.
    • Click on the chevron next to the Blog, and click Edit.
    • Entry Message.
    • Click on Browse My computer.
    • Click on Post Entry.

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  • How do I delete my blog entry?

    • Click Click on Blogs under the Control Panal.

    • Click on my blog.
    • Click on the chevron next to the Star, and click Delete.

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Discussion

  • How do I access discussions?
  • How do I create a discussion forum?
  • How do I change discussion forum availability?
  • How do I create a new thread?
  • How do I reply to a thread?
  • How do I view a student’s posts?
  • How do I grade a discussion forum?
  • How do I moderate discussion forum if I use “enforce moderation”?
  • How do I edit a thread I posted?
  • How do I delete a thread?


  • How do I access discussions?
    • Click Discussions under the course menu.

    • Click the arrow, and click Open.

    • Choose any discussions if you want, and click.


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  • How do I create a discussion forum?

    • Click Discussions under the course menu.
    • Click Create Forum button in the action bar.

    • Enter the Name and Description for this forum in the text areas provided.
    • Choose to make this Forum Available by checking the Yes button next to Availability.

    • Check the appropriate Forum Settings check boxes to allow or disallow users to:

    • Click Submit.

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  • How do I change discussion forum availability?

      • Click Discussions under the course menu.


      • Click the arrow next to the Forum you wish to modify, then click Edit.

      • In the Forum Availability section, click the checkbox left of the Display After and Display Until, then choose the dates/times.

      • Click Submit.

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    1. How do I create a new thread?

      • Click Discussions under the course menu.

      • Click the arrow next to the Forum, then click open.

      • Click Create Thread button.

      • Enter the Subject and Message for this Thread in the text areas provided.

      • Click browse my computer.
      • Click Submit.

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    2. How do I reply to a thread?

      • Click Discussions under the course menu.

      • Click the arrow next to the Forum you wish to modify, then click Open.

      • Click the arrow next to the "text 1" and then click Open.

      • Click Reply in the left of the corner.
      • Enter the Subject and Message for reply in the text areas provided.

      • Click " Browse My Computer" to attach the file.

      • Click on Submit.

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    3. How do I view a student's post?

      • Click Discussions under the course menu.
      • Choose the topic you want to see and click it.eg. podcast.

      • Click the student's post you want to see and click it, eg. How to do.


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    4. How do I grade a discussion forum?

      • Click Discussions under the course menu.
      • Click Grade Forum on the left top.

      • Click Grade.
      • Click Edit Grade.


      • Enter the Feedback and Grading Notes, and click Save Grade.


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    5. How do I moderate discussion forum if I use "enforce moderation"?

      • Click Discussions under the course menu.
      • Click arrow next to the Forum, and click Edit.

      • Mark the " Force Moderation of Posts".


      • Click "Submit".

      • Click this Forum once again.

      • Click Moderate Forum on the left top.


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    6. How do I edit a thread I posted?

      • Click Discussions under the course menu.
      • Click the arrow next to the Forum, then click Edit.

      • click the Thread you want to Edit.

      • click Edit.
      • Enter the Subject and Message for Edit in the text areas provided.

      • Click Submit.

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    7. How do I delete a Thread?

      • Click Discussions under the course menu.


      • Click the arrow next to the Forum, then click Open.

      • Click the arrow next to the Thread, then click Delete.


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Last Updated: 6/26/15