Blackboard Resources

Blackboard refers to the College’s Learning Management System (LMS) that is used in support of both traditional and distance classes.  Use of the LMS enables communication and sharing of resources between faculty and students. Blackboard courses designed for ease of use and driven by the Course Outline will enhance learner’s experiences, stimulate discussion, and promote creativity by enabling students to access essential learning materials in a flexible learning environment.

Guideline for the Creation of Master Courses on the LMS

Faculty are provided access to the Blackboard LMs based on their teaching assignments at the College. A Blackboard course shell is created each semester for all post secondary courses within every Program of Study and faculty.  Content and student engagement activities (quizzes, assignments, discussion forums) may be newly created each semester or copied over from a previous semester course.

There are many resources available faculty to help guide them in the use of the LMS.

A great online resource available through the Colleges subscription to Lynda.com can be found at:
   Blackboard Tutorials
*Note you will need to login into Lynda.com to view the entire online training module

Other resources made available directly from Blackboard.com include:

Getting Started with Your Course Environment (3 page printable PDF)

Your Course Environment (video)

Creating Course Content

Creating Student Assignments

Creating Tests, Test Pools, and Surveys

Use Safe Assign for Assignment submissions

Use the Grade Centre

Want to see the full menu of Blackboard resources available to faculty?
Visit the Instructor Resource Section at Bb Learn

or check out any of the following resources:

Orientation Guide (PDF, 1.44 MB)

Learn Instructor Manual (PDF, 2.18 MB)

SafeAssign Instructor Manual (PDF, 407 KB)

SafeAssign Student Manual (PDF, 379 KB)

Posting Documents to Blackboard Instructor Guide (PDF, 1.74 MB)

Course Availability in Blackboard (PDF, 82.0 KB)

Character in Blackboard Items (PDF, 109 KB)

Using TrackIT to Request Blackboard Support (PDF, 80.3 KB)