These how-to guides and articles are your first resource for using Blackboard at Missouri State.

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Blackboard Basics for Students

This documentation will introduce you to the features and tools to get you started working in Blackboard Learn at Missouri State. You can find guides for basic user interface and navigation, how to check your grades, testing tips, and troubelshooting information.

Blackboard Basics for Faculty

This documentation will introduce you to the features and tools to get you started working in Blackboard Learn at Missouri State. You can find guides for basic user interface and navigation, perspectives of both the student and the instructor, overview of core tools used in Blackboard Learn, upload your syllabus, create a class announcement, and make your course available for students to view.

Course Creation and Management for Faculty

This documentation will introduce you to the Class Dashboard. You can find guides for course creation, adding and removing users, Blackboard course templates, and creating Master Courses.

Course Content Management for Faculty

This documentation will introduce you to the control panel, uploading files to the Content Collection, adding course content and tool areas, organizing the course menu, setting tool availability, and more.

Communication and Collaboration Tools

This documentation will introduce you to the Collaborate Ultra web conferencing platform, as well as other features provided in Blackboard Learn for communicating and collaborating with your students including announcements, blogs, journals, and wikis, discussion boards, creating groups, group assignments, and emailing through Blackboard.

Assessment Tools for Faculty

This documentation will introduce you to the features provided in Blackboard Learn for assessing and grading student work. Topics in this section include creating, editing, and deploying: assignments, surveys, tests, and test pools. This section also covers using the SafeAssign plagiarism check tool, grading options, working in the Grade Center, running analysis of test items, and providing written and video feedback to students.

Blackboard Legacy

This documentation will introduce you to information about the Blackboard Legacy site. Blackboard Legacy was used for courses prior to Summer 2018.