Blackboard Resources for Instructors
Blackboard Course Creation
Blackboard courses are automatically created starting approximately one month prior to registration. Course sites are created based on the class schedule in Colleague. Course sites will be added and removed as the schedule changes. The instructor and students enrolled in the course will also be updated with the connection between Colleague and Blackboard. Updates run daily around 5:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
- Spring Semester – Course sites will be created near the beginning of October
- Summer Semester – Courses will be created near the end of February
- Fall Semester – Courses will be created near the beginning of March
Blackboard Student Enrollments
Students Earning Incompletes: For assistance with managing Blackboard student enrollments for a student earning an Incomplete grade for a semester, contact someone in CETLA, 815-224-0530.
Creating an Interactive Assignment (video tutorial, 3 minutes)
Creating Tests with Random Blocks of Test Questions, (video tutorial, 4 minutes)
Exporting and Importing Tests, (video tutorial, 4 minutes)
Tests, Survey and Pools (Blackboard Tutorials)
Respondus Lock Down Browser Settings for Testing (pdf document)
Respondus Support Site
Using Respondus Monitor in Pearson MyLabs
Best Practices for End of Semester
Best Practices for Start of Semester
Managing multiple sections with Blackboard parent courses
Parent course management
IVCC Guidance on Complying with FERPA in Distance Learning
Faculty may send recorded lectures to students in multiple sections as long as section enrollment information is not included.
If you can't find what you are looking for here, please just ask. We will happily create tutorials as needed!