How accessible is your course? Are you sure? If the content in your course is not accessible, students will not be able to use it. Therefore it leads to lower retention, lower student satisfaction, and lower levels of learning. Fortunately, the new installation of Ally will help you determine if your content is accessible and offer ways for you to fix the content so it is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading
Are you looking for a quick way to update the dates in your course when you role the course over from one term to another? I just recently learned about a tool that will help you do this quickly. This tool is called Date Management. It can be found in the Blackboard Course Tools. Let me show you how it works. Continue reading
A couple of instructors have asked me how to embed images into their content, tests, and discussions. Fortunately, the process is quite easy. Also, the same process works for all these different content types. Let me show you how to add an image as well as resize an image. Continue reading
The other day, we received a call requesting assistance. A student was completing an exam, but the exam timed out and she still had more to do. After contacting the instructor, she was allotted additional time. The question was how to provide extended time for exams without requiring the student to retake the exam.
If you want to see if a student has reviewed content in your Blackboard course, you need to look at the User Progress tool. Continue reading