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Blackboard Video Tutorials
How to Log in to Blackboard and Access a Course (Viewed: 476 times)

This video explains how to log in to Blackboard through the MyOttawa portal.  Courses are accessed through Blackboard's My Courses module.

My Blackboard Profile (Viewed: 344 times)
This feature introduces a completely new, modern user experience that consolidates critical information from all of your courses: Profile, Posts, Updates, My Grades, and People.  (1.5 min video)
Global Navigation Menu (Viewed: 300 times)

Always present in the top right corner, this is the entry point to My Blackboard and tells you how many items are new or need your attention. It also provides one-click access to your courses, settings, and Blackboard Help. (3.5 min video)

Managing My Courses module in Blackboard (Viewed: 376 times)
The My Courses portlet in Blackboard lists the courses (both past and present) taught by an instructor. Instructors can manage this list and remove old courses by following these easy steps.
Tips for Working in Discussions (Viewed: 295 times)

This video shares some helpful hints for working in the discussion forums.

How to Use the Grade Book (Viewed: 365 times)
(.wmv format for Windows Media Player). This training video illustrates core grade book functions such as how the grade book is organized, how to locate and grade assignments, allow additional attempts, grade when multiple attempts are present, and a few tips and tricks. 
Adjusting the Blackboard Display (Viewed: 289 times)

This brief tutorial demonstrates various options for adjusting the display in Blackboard to maximize your view.

Inline Assignment Grading (Viewed: 285 times)
This tutorial demonstrates how instructors use the inline assignment grading to comment on student work without having to leave Blackboard.
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How to Access a Student’s Homework Assignment and Return a Grade (Viewed: 403 times)

In this example, you'll learn how to identify when there is an assignment ready for you to grade, how to locate and open the file, and how to enter the grade into the Grade Center.

How to allow a Student an Additional Attempt at Submitting a Homework Assignment (Viewed: 281 times)

Instructors may allow students additional attempts at submitting homework assignments. The proper methodology and protocol are provided here.

How to Grade a Student’s Assignment When Multiple Attempts Are Present (Viewed: 274 times)
Often times when grading, you’ll discover a student has submitted more than once for a particular assignment. This is typically the case when a student submits homework and then discovers he or she forgot to attach their homework file, and then re-submits. Follow these steps to properly grade the student’s submissions in such a way to also ensure the grade book calculates correctly.
How to Batch Download Assignments (Viewed: 440 times)
How To Grade User Participation in a Forum (Viewed: 540 times)
How to Fix a Missing Horizontal Scroll Bar in the Grade Center (Viewed: 352 times)
How to use the Blackboard Calendar (Viewed: 333 times)
How to Post a New Course Announcement (Viewed: 476 times)
How to Send Email to a Student's Advisor from Within Blackboard (Viewed: 493 times)
How to use the Content Editor (Viewed: 391 times)

The Content Editor appears wherever there is an option to type in text, such as the discussions, announcements, and assignment feedback.

How to Send Email to a Student's Advisor from MyOttawa (Viewed: 371 times)
Plagiarism Prevention

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Plagiarism Prevention with SafeAssign (Viewed: 307 times)
Inline Assignment Grading (Viewed: 365 times)
Inline assignment grading provides a whole new way of grading and providing feedback on assignments from the Grade Center. Editing can now be completed and saved directly in Blackboard via your web browser.
Finding Last Access for Students (Viewed: 280 times)
This documentation lists several methods by which you can determine when a student last logged into a specific course.
Early Warning System (Viewed: 287 times)
View a List of Users (Students) Enrolled in a Course (Viewed: 275 times)
Use one of these options to view a list of students enrolled in your course (only available in fully online classes and ground classes utilizing Blackboard).
Course-to-Course Navigation (Viewed: 231 times)
The new course-to-course navigation feature provides the ability to move between courses without going all the way out to the “My Courses” tab. Students and instructors enrolled in multiple courses, will really like this time-saving feature.
Zoom Participant Guide (Viewed: 265 times)
Zoom is the screen share and video conferencing solution in use at Ottawa University. This participant user guide provides instructions for joining and participating in meetings.
Zoom Leader Guide (Viewed: 357 times)
Zoom is the screen share and video conferencing solution in use at Ottawa University. This leaderguide provides instructions for how to conduct a Zoom meeting.
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