CU eLearning System - Quick Reference

Quick Reference for Instructors
Seminar & Workshop Handouts
Instructor quick reference on CU eLearning blog
Blackboard On-demand Videos
Blackboard Help for Instructors

Quick Reference for Students
Student Quick Start Guide
Student quick reference on CU eLearning blog
Blackboard On-demand Videos
Blackboard Help for Students

Seminar & Workshop Handouts

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The tutorials below will get you started. There are also lots of additional videos in Blackboard On-Demand Videos.

What's New in SP11? The latest information on new features and updates to Blackboard Learn
Getting Started with the Course Environment Introduces the Blackboard Learn Course Environment and associated tasks.
Golobal Navigation and My Blackboard My Blackboard provides you with quick and easy access to critical and timely information regarding your school, courses, and fellow classmates.
Course Content Area Shows how to Build Content
Getting Started with Assignments Introduces the Blackboard Learn Assignment feature and associated tasks.
Tests, Surveys, and Pools Introduces the Tests and surveys feature and associated tasks.
Grade Center Introduces the Blackboard Learn Grade Center features.
Making Your course Available Shows how to make your course available to students, allowing enrollment and access to content.

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Blackboard On-demand Videos

The following are some general resources provided as a starting point for CUHK instructors and students to
discover the CU eLearning system:

Working in the Course Environment

  Your Course Environment
  Global Navigation and My Blackboard
  Select the Page Where Users Enter Your Course
  Adding a Banner to Your Course Entry Point
  Creating a Blank Page for Displaying Content on the Course Menu
  Uploading One or More Files to Your Course
  Adding an Avatar to Personalize Your Course Environment
  Making Your Course Available to Students

Building Course Content

  Using the Content Editor
  Editing the Course Home Page
  Building a Learning Module
  Creating a Lesson Plan
  Adding a Glossary Term
  Adding Textbook Information to Your Course
  Creating a Blank Page
  Creating a Tool Link
  Adding a URL
  Creating a Mashup
  Attaching Course Files to a Content Item
  Tour the Course Files Feature
  Adding Your Own Web Content Through Course Files
  Create Multiple Rules to Release a Content Item

Setting Permissions

  Turning Tool Availability On and Off
  Making Tools Available to Students
  Changing the Course Language Pack
  Changing the User Language Pack
  Permitting and Restricting Guest and Observer Access

Reporting and Course Utilities

  Turning on Statistic Tracking for a Content Item
  Running a Report of All User Activity
  Running a Report of User Activity by Forum
  Running a Report of User Activity by Content Area
  Running a Report of User Activity by Group
  Saving a Course Report
  Exporting a Course Package
  Archiving a Course
  Importing a Course Package

Content Collection

  Creating a Folder in the Content Collection
  Uploading Files to the Content Collection
  Uploading a Zipped Package to the Content Collection
  Downloading Files in a Zipped Package from the Content Collection
  Emailing a File from the Content Collection



Grade Center

  Customizing the Grade Center View
  Creating Smart Views
  Creating a Grade Rule
  Viewing Grade Details
  Anonymous Grading
  Creating Grading Notes  
  Creating a Grade Center Report
  Creating a Grading Rubric
  Associating a Rubric with a Gradable Item
  Grading with Rubrics
  Setting the Needs Grading Status and Grading Interactive Tools
  Grading Assessments Question-by-Question
  Viewing and Downloading Grade History
  Color Code the Grade Center
  Working Offline with the Grade Center
  Item Analysis


Tests, Surveys and Pools

  Creating a Test
  Setting Test Options (includes setting the timer for a test)
  Automatic Regrading
  Reading Survey Results 
  Tour the Queston Finder Feature
  Reading Survey Submissions
  Awarding Negative Points for Incorrect Answers to Test Questions
  Exporting and Importing a Test or Survey
  Uploading Test Questions from Microsoft® Excel
  Creating a Fill in the Blank Question
  Creating a Short Answer Question
  Creating a Matching Question
  Creating a True or False Question
  Adding an Existing Question to a Test
  Creating a Calculated Formula Question
  Creating a Calculated Numeric Question
  Creating an Essay Question
  Creating a Fill in Multiple Blanks Question
  Creating a Hot Spot Question
  Creating a Jumbled Question
  Creating a Likert Question
  Creating a Multiple Answer Question
  Creating a Multiple Choice Question
  Creating a Ordering Question  
  Creating a Quiz Bowl Question  
  Tagging Questions for Reuse
  Building a Pool
  Creating a Random Block and adding to a Test


  Inline Grading for Assignments
  Downloading Assignments
  Clear Out Graded Assignment Files

Student Performance

  Performance Dashboard
  Sending Notifications



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