Category Archives: Life Hacks for Blackboard

Decoding your Blackboard Course List

If you’ve been teaching at OKWU for awhile, your Blackboard course list is likely filling up. This can lead to a confusing time clicking through courses looking for the current one, and sometimes even working in the wrong course! Here are some tips to help keep you on track and teaching the correct course. The […]

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Blackboard Inline Grading

Did you know that with Blackboard you can grade papers directly within your web browser, without needing to download them to your computer? Inline grading in Blackboard lets you do this, speeding up your grading workflow. With inline grading you can do more than view papers, you can also annotate, draw, highlight, and leave comments, all from […]

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Creating a Turnitin Assignment in Blackboard

Creating a Turnitin Assignment in Blackboard Turnitin is an online tool to help evaluate student work for plagiarism. It is very effective, after studying 5 years worth of student papers (over 55 million), Turnitin found a nearly 40 percent decline in plagiarism. OKWU has the full suite of Turnitin tools available for you to use […]

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Blackboard Groups

Group work is an essential component of many online courses. Effectively managing groups takes a bit of work, but the group tools in Blackboard make it easy to manage groups and assignments. Adding members to existing groups If you are teaching an online class that has been set up by OKWU, groups and their assignments will already […]

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Seven Tips for Creating Videos for Your Class

Recording and sharing a video in your class is an excellent way to reach your students. You can share a lecture, add your thoughts to the discussion board, or just share some words of encouragement easily. Just about every laptop, smartphone, and tablet you can buy today comes with the equipment and software you need […]

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Blackboard Grade Center Quick TIps

The Blackboard Grade Center can be complicated, but it is very important to ensure that all of the grades it contains are accurate. Here are some solutions to a few common issues that will keep your students’ grades correct and organized. Enter Zeros When Work is Not Submitted By default, the Total column in the Blackboard Grade Center […]

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