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Blackboard basics

Blackboard (myClass) is the learning management system used at UFV to support teaching. In this resource area you will find strategies for utilizing Blackboard in your courses, tips and tricks for using the LMS, and best practices for supporting students in your courses. Most of the information can be found in our helpful Teaching and Learning video collection. For more detailed questions or one-on-one support book a consultation with a Learning Designer.

Blackboard basics workshops

BB Grade Centre

Online workshop

The topics include column organization, navigation tips, manually-created columns, weighted total vs total, categories, smart views, and how to download a Grade Centre file.

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BB "How to test edit options"

Online workshop

This workshop will cover the following topics associated with the Blackboard test tool: why practice tests are important; How to use your preview user to check if the test really works well; How to extend test times for some students; Set Timer vs Force Completion; One at a Time vs All at Once; How to release the questions/answers/feedback after the test date; and, Announcement on the test.

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Blackboard basics videos

How to access myClass

How to navigate around Blackboard

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The Teaching and Learning Centre has been an incredible source of support. From my first encounters with getting help to create online videos for blended and online learning to my most recent requests for increasing whiteboard space around classrooms to foster collaboration, the TLC has always been welcoming and supportive of my ideas. I have always felt comfortable asking whether something is possible or not, and more often than not, the TLC team offers me a variety of solutions and options.

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