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Blackboard Course Banner Images

You can make a very nice banner graphic or "header" for your course, to display at the top of the Announcements page. NOTE: If this image isn't formatted correctly, it will not display correctly if a user views their courses in the Blackboard tile view. 

Copying Course Material in Blackboard

If you want to move content from one Blackboard course to a separate course:

Blackboard Course Merge

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Bb Annotate Grading Tool Update

ISSUE: Recently Blackboard instituted a new in-line grading tool in Bb Annotate.  While this tool has several improvements and features compared to the old “New Box View,” we have discovered a design issue that can cause significant frustration and lost work. 

Handling Images in Blackboard Tests

1. Add images to test questions

The Bb Test Canvas lets you add images directly to any test question. While you are creating or editing a question, the third toolbar on the Question Text box has a button to “browse” for the image. First, put your cursor in the Question Text where you want the image to appear, and then click the Insert/Edit Image button.

Using the Course Tiles View in Blackboard

Blackboard lets users choose to see their courses in "list view" or "tiles view."  Users select the view by clicking the buttons at the top left above their entries:   All users can have whichever view they prefer and can switch at any time.

New Blackboard Content Editor

Blackboard has rolled out a new Content Editor for their system that will dramatically update the way you write content on the system.  Please view the linked on this page for an explanation by one of the Blackboard designers.


Student Preview Mode in Blackboard

Student preview allows instructors to review their course from a student's perspective.  This is helpful if you want to be confident the course is well-designed and fuctioning as expected.  You can also validate course behaviors, such as the conditional release of content and how grades appear.

Use ILP Integration in Blackboard to transfer grades into EKU Direct

How to use Blackboard ILP integration to transfer grades into EKU Direct

Blackboard Enrollment/Login Change

How employees will be enrolled in Blackboard now

Hide Courses No Longer Teaching/Delete previous instructors from courses

ISSUE: You are no longer an instructor in a course in Blackboard and no longer want to see the course on your course list (#1, below). You are a new instructor and want to remove the old instructor from a course (#2-7, below)


Instructor can't see controls in Blackboard (Edit Mode is OFF)

ISSUE: Instructor can't see controls in Blackboard (Edit Mode is OFF)


Quick Tips: Updated Content Editor for Blackboard Learn Original Experience and Original Course View

There are lots of great reasons to like the updated Content Editor in Blackboard Learn. Adding content has been simplified, and it works better on both hand-held devices and larger screens. There are several improvements for accessibility and some new features, too. Besides some updated tool icons, there are also some changes in behavior to know about.

Grade Center display has too much white space for the headers

Issue:  Grade Center display has too much white space for the headers.

Diagnosis: Some column has a name that extends to several lines, forcing all the columns to have big white space.

I can log into Blackboard, but I can’t see my course listed. What should I do?

  • First, be sure you click on the 'Courses' link on the left-hand menu when you log into Blackboard.