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Video Tutorials

Videos and Documentation for Blackboard

As a continual effort to help UAF Faculty and Students, we have created training videos for Blackboard.

Either watch every video in order, or pick a specific section.  We will be adding more content as it is created.

If you have any additional questions, or would like more training, please contact the Support Center or join us for one of our regular classes.  View the Training Calendar.



Lesson 1 covers the very basics of Blackboard. From logging in, to adding your syllabus to your course. This is a must see video for instructors who are new to Blackboard Learn.


Lesson 2 goes over the different types of content in Blackboard. Find out the fundamentals of designing and creating your course!


Lesson 3 explains the different assessments that are built right into Blackboard. Tests, Surveys, Assignments, and Grade Center are all covered here!


Lesson 4 covers the basic tools in Blackboard. Watch this lesson to learn about Campus Pack, Google Apps Integration, and the Discussion Board!


The Tips & Tricks section is just like it sounds, full of tutorials that demonstrate and show specific tasks unique to Blackboard. For example, what to do with the students that are no longer enrolled in your course, or how to do Extra credit!

Additional Video Tutorials


Overview Videos

Course Environment
A tour of the new course environment. find out about the new features, and how to use them in your course.
Discussion Board Tour
Take a tour of the Discussion Board. Learn about all the features and functions available to initiate and evaluate thoughtful dialogue.
Course Files Tour
See the new course files function. Store files directly in your course, and learn how to link to the files from anywhere in your course.

Building Content

Adding Content
How to add a content area and item
Edit Course Menu
How to edit and customize the course menu
Course Homepage/Course Modules
The new homepage feature, and how to customize it with Course Modules
Creating Announcements
How to create an Announcement
Create a Course Link
How to create a Course Link

Grade Center

Customizing the Grade Center View
How to hide/show columns in the Grade Center
Viewing Grade Details
How to see the details of a grade
Creating Smart Views
How to create a Smart View and set it as a favorite.
Creating Grading Notes
Give feedback to your students or make a note for yourself
Color Code the Grade Center
Use color to indicate different status of a grade

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