Blackboard Learn is Hamilton's course management system. Almost every course section at Hamilton will have a corresponding Blackboard course space, which is easily accessible on- or off-campus via My Hamilton (http://my.hamilton.edu). The following pages introduce Blackboard features, explain how our system is configured, and provide solutions to a number of common problems. For further information, please call 4877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also check the Blackboard manual for students (in the Tools area of any course) or instructors (accessible from the Control Panel of any course).
Run through your start-of-semester tasks (section merges, adding graders, copying course material).
See the three things you need to know about the new Blackboard interface.
View PDF and video tutorials for faculty from Blackboard and other institutions.
See resources for students on using Blackboard from other institutions.
General Login and Enrollment Questions
Create an Announcement, Send Email, Upload Your Syllabus, and More
How to Customize Your Own View of Blackboard
How to Customize Your Blackboard Course Space
Document Management (Uploading any type of material)
Communication (Email, Discussion Boards, and More)
Grade Center Overview (basics)
Grade Center Overview (weighting and tips)
Learn about the Assignment tool, a clever combination of content type and the Grade Center that allows you to assign, retrieve and grade papers completely electronically.
Monitoring Student Progress
Blackboard has several tools for tracking student performance: the Early Warning System, the Performance Dashboard, Review Status and Adaptive Release of Content.
Small Groups, Blogs, Wikis, Journals, Peer and Self-Assessment
Course Management Tools
Additional tools in the Control Panel for online attendance, plagiarism checking, section groups, sign-up sheets, and more.
Blackboard has an extensive online exam-development facility with many options for creating and deploying tests. This is best explained in the Instructor's manual, but here are a few highlights.
You can upload, access and manage all the documents in your Blackboard course space via the Course Files page. This is also where you go when you click the "Browse Course" button when uploading a document.