Category Archives: Blackboard Learn

Using Anonymous Grading in Blackboard Learn

One of the features in Blackboard Learn that may not be as well known is the ability for student assignment submissions to be graded anonymously. This allows instructors, teaching assistants, and graders to grade student submissions without knowing who submitted … Continue reading

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Simple Thoughts for Simpler Times: ‘Think like a Student’

We all strive to create effective online learning content and experiences for students. Yet, when we are teaching content to students and designing our online course, it’s so easy to overwhelm students with lists and folders of materials, cross-links and … Continue reading

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Respondus Lockdown Browser

Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else. James E. Faust In a recent meeting, faculty members and support consultants … Continue reading

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Blackboard xpLor: Learning objects sharing tool

Blackboard xpLor is a cloud-based learning object repository (LOR) which allows instructors to create and share learning objects through the learning management system. The xpLor cloud provides permission-based access to objects that can be shared individually, institutionally or globally. A learning … Continue reading

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Discussion Board, Blog, or Wiki… How do I choose?

A frequent question that comes up is what the difference is and how to decide which tool to use for activities in a course – discussion boards, blogs, wikis, or journals.  The tools are similar in some ways, allowing students … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Blackboard Assessments

Blackboard Learn offers the ability for instructors to create and deploy assessments that can be automatically graded (or even a mix of automatically graded questions plus instructor-reviewed essay questions). However, there are some pros and cons to consider if you’re … Continue reading

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Inline Grading in Blackboard Learn

One of the new tools introduced with Purdue’s recent upgrade to Blackboard Learn Service Pack 14 is inline grading. This new tool will change the way many faculty who accept student assignments via Blackboard Learn provide feedback to students on … Continue reading

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Adding Captions to a Video in Blackboard Using Kaltura

Intended for use by all Purdue University campuses. These instructions presume that you (the person adding the captions) have already uploaded the video into Blackboard or Kaltura. (Only the person who uploaded the video will be able to add captions.) … Continue reading

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