1. Accessing Blackboard Part 1
2. Accessing Blackboard Part 2
3. Creating an Announcement
4. Entering Course Information
5. Uploading Files into Blackboard
6. Assignment Folders
7. Adding YouTube Videos
8. Create a Test in the Original Course View
9. Deploying a Test in a Blackboard Course
0. Getting to Know Blackboard – Notes
11. Blackboard 101: Moving to a Virtual Classroom – Notes
12. What’s new? Common Course Layout and Peer Review Rubric – Notes
13. The Blackboard Grade Center – Notes
14. Creating Assignments and Tests in BlackboardNotes
15. Using Rubrics and Advanced Gradebook Settings – Notes

* Additional videos may be available online. Click the playlist button above for the entire playlist. 

Moving Content Online – Quick Reference (PDF)
Moving Content Online – Quick Reference (Word)

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Create a Webex Meeting Account (for instructors)

Joining a Webex Meeting (for students/participants)

How to Schedule a Meeting (for instructors)

WebEx Faculty Instructions PDF

WebEx Student Instructions PDF


A full introduction-includes some great trips and tricks

Advanced Zoom- Screen sharing in detail and remote access

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Open Learning Initiative – OLI courseware materials are available at no cost for the remainder of the semester. You can use these materials to supplement your remote instruction. Our courseware combines an interactive textbook with learning activities, assessments, and rich simulations.

VitalSource – is allowing students & instructors to access up to 7 ebooks for free. VitalSource is partnering with publishers to offer free access to an expansive catalog of ebooks through May 25th. Access this expansive collection of ebooks from the top publishers through Bookshelf via the Explore tab. You may begin accessing these materials today using an institutionally provided email address here: If you would like to share this information with your students in case they are not able to access their books right now, please feel free to share the above link. Each student or instructor is limited to free access to seven ebooks and must use their institutional email address. Content will be available online and offline in the VitalSource Bookshelf app. Students may access content via their web browser or via native applications for computers and mobile devices.

Support for Online Learning PDF

Accessing Blackboard Learn with limited internet PDF


Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

Interactive Chemistry
Invigorate the study of chemistry with Gale Interactive: Chemistry, which follows 1st and 2nd-year college syllabus topics like the periodic table, molecules and compounds, reactions, and chemical processes. Users can dive deep into concepts with tools to zoom, rotate, and explore interactive models.

Environmental Studies
From climate change to automobile emissions, today’s environmental issues determine the destiny of tomorrow’s world. Gale In Context: Environmental Studies provides users with comprehensive information, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand important topics that affect people around the world.

Interactive Science
Gale Interactive: Science is a highly visual online learning tool that takes visual-spatial learning to the next level by bringing the lab to the classroom. Students can entertain their curiosity and inspire grade improvement through an experience that allows zooming in, rotating, or pulling models apart to explore and experiment with complex scientific topics.

Interactive Human Anatomy
Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy, is an innovative learning aid that allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research. These powerful tools can be used for in-classroom demonstrations or help with homework and research assignments.

Fine Arts & Music Collection
The Fine Arts & Music Collection places 10.4 million articles at the fingertips of serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text.


Films on Demand Videos – Contains thousands of quality videos for a variety of subjects. Browse subjects


TedTalks – Discussion starters, could be used to provoke ideas, opinions, etc.


VLC Academic Continuity PDF

VLC Continuity PDF


VLC Tutorials PDF


Internet Service Provider and Phone Company Coronavirus Response Efforts PDF

Cox Communications:
Comcast Communications:


Access Course in Blackboard

Respondus Lockdown Browser – Tool used to lock down the testing environment within a Learning Management System.
Note: Students will need a unique download URL for our college (sent via email on 3/13/20). If you can not locate, please send an email to


Ally Quick Start Guide PDF