Student Tutorial

This is the sutdent tutorial page for Blackboard. The tutorials listed below will instruct you on basic "how to's" in order to access your course(s). Click on the "Start Tutorial" button below each tutorial description to access the tutorial.

Access Blackboard

This tutorial shows you how to access Blackboard and log in to the system. It also offers a quick overview of how the interface looks and functions. Access is available via the DDE homepage.    

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Logging In

This tutorial shows you how to access your course and related courseware. You will learn that there are multiple ways you can go about doing this. Your Username nad Password will be manged by the Knowlege Managment Network.    

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Navigation

This tutorial will show you how to navigate within the Blackboard interface. You will not only learn how to navigate the interface, but you will also be able to identify where everything is located. Blackboard has multiple veiws and access points that will allow you to gather the tools and content you need.

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Course Interface

In this tutorial you will learn to navigate the menu items. You will also learn how to access different parts of the courseware, view course content and manipulate the interface for better navigation.

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The Syllabus

In this tutorial you will learn how and where to access the Course Syllabus (formerly the Course Directive), understand the layout of the new Syllabus, as well as how to navigate and access the provided content.

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Course Content

In this tutorial you will learn how and where to access the instructional content for your course. This interface differs slightly from the layout contained within OASIS. With this in mind, be assured that all the content is in Blackboard, just in different locations.

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Course Materials

Here you will receive an overview on how to access and download course material, such as readings, sound files, videos, and links to external websites.

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Self Diagnostics

In this tutorial you will learn how and where to access course self-diagnostics from within the instructional commentary of the course. Self-Diagnostics will help you gauge your understanding of the course materials.

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Readings

Blackboard gives you the ability to download one, some, or all your readings without accessing the courseware. In this tutorial you will learn how to access and download your course readings. Blackboard packages up all reading into a .zip file and downloads it to your computer.

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Calendar & Survey

In this tutorial you will learn how to access the calendar, manage and update calendar events as well as display and hide other calendars. In addition to this, you will learn how to access the course survey.

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Seminar Course

When you are enrolled in a course, you will have access to two courses: the Authoriative Content and your Seminar Course. This tutoiral shows you how to access your Seminar Course.

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Essay Access

All written requirements are accessed within your Seminar Course. This tutorial shows you how to access your written requirement instructions . NOTE: all writen requirements will still follow the current OASIS process.

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Forums

This tutorial will give you an overview of the new forums within Blackboard. Here you will learn how and where to access the forum instructions.

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Forum Access

Forums in Blackboard are different then how they were conducted previously within OASIS. Even though they are conducted and structured differently, this tutorial will give you an overview of the new forum layout.

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Forum Posts/Replies

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a post wihtin a forum as well as how to reply to another post. NOTE: Blackboard gives you the ability to reply to a post as many times as you want, as well as upload files.

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Posting Tools

There are serval options/tools available to you in the Blackboard forums, such as accessing evaluation information, subscribing to a fourm as well as searching and display options. This tutorial will show how to access each tool and option.

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Thread Actions

In this tutorial you will learn to identify the thread actions available to you in the Blackboard Forums.

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