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How do I make my course available to students?

I don't see my course. Where Can I find it?

How do I send an announcement (and as an email) to my students?

How do I create a quiz or test?

How do I create an assignment?

How can I limit plagiarism?

How do I record students' attendance?

How do I set up a discussion board?

 How do I add someone to one of my courses?

Only students and instructors who are officially assigned to the course are allowed to have access to the course.  If you need a Peer Teacher added to a Blackboard course, please send your request to and include the following: Course ID, the Peer Teacher's ID and the level of access the Peer Teacher should have in the course. See levels of access below:

Student – same as student

Grader – can see the Grade Center and grade like an instructor

Course Builder – can add content but not grade

TA – can both add content and grade

To add anyone else to a Blackboard class section (such as another instructor or a previous student with an incomplete), please e-mail Vice Provost Blue ( with an explanation of the pedagogical benefits of adding the user to the course and cc


For instructions on using Zoom, see this page.

 How do I add a Zoom Room to my Blackboard course if I do not see one?

To add a Zoom Room to a Blackboard course:

  1. Open your Blackboard course.
  2. Click the + plus sign at the top of the left-hand navigation menu.
  3. select Tool Link.
  4. From the drop-down list select Zoom (at the bottom).
  5. Give it a name (we have been using Zoom Room).
  6. Make it available to users.

How do I share my screen?

How do I use Breakout Rooms?

Online Proctoring

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 What online proctoring tools do I have access to?

Respondus LockDown Browser, which is a web browser that prevents students from accessing other browsers or anything on the computer other than the exam and Respondus Monitor, which utilizes the student’s webcam and microphone to record the student during an exam. The software will then flag the video for suspicious activity.

Lecture Capture

 What tools can I use to record a lecture?

Kaltura, which is already integrated with Blackboard, can be used to simultaneously record video, audio and either a PowerPoint or capture any material you have open on your desktop (e.g. websites, graphics, charts, maps, etc.)

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