Blackboard 1

Blackboard Basics Handout

Blackboard 2

Blackboard Advanced Handout

Grade Center

Getting Started with the Grade Center

Community Building

Community Building Handout


Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions via TEP at University of Oregon

Online Communication using Discussion Boards by Ros O’Leary, The Economics Network, University of Bristol (PDF)
While this is part of a handbook for British Economics Lecturers, there are many ideas and tips that can be adapted

To Facilitate or to Teach by Leigh Blackall
This is not only an excellent blog post on the subject, there are also helpful tips to be found in the comment section

Extending the Classroom into Cyberspace: The Discussion Board by J. Suler

Discussion Board Rubrics via iRubric
Using rubrics can not only make it easier for students to know how you expect them to use the discussion board, but it will also make it easier for you to grade their posts.

If You Build It, They Will Come: Building Learning Communities Through Threaded Discussions by Susan Edelstein (Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Broward Community College, Jason Edwards (Distance Education Southwestern Assemblies of God University)

Experimenting with Facebook in the College Classroom by Nisha Malhotra via Faculty Focus

Fordham Blackboard Quickguide: Creating a Blackboard Discussion Board (PDF)


Blackboard Assessments handout

Test Creation and Grade Center Part I
Test Creation and Grade Center Part II

Safe Assignment Quick Reference Guide
Safe Assignment manual
Plagiarism Detection Tools Slides
New Feature: Qwickly Attendance Tool