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Frequently Asked Questions Blackboard

 

What is Blackboard?

What is my Blackboard Login?

Can I change my email address in Blackboard to my personal account? 

What if Blackboard does not correctly score my quiz or exam?

How should I use the Discussion Board?

Can I find student data files for my assignments somewhere in Blackboard?


How do I download Respondus Lockdown Browser? 

 

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What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is a web-based learning environment that allows access to course resources including an electronic grade book, data files, a discussion board, and instructor contact information and much more.

What is my Blackboard Login? 

Your username is your K-number listed on the bottom of your ID card.  You can also find this by going to the WebAdvisor Login page and clicking on What's My User ID.  Your initial password is your seven digit student number.   

Can I change my email address in Blackboard to my personal account?

No.  All official college information is sent to the IVCC student email account.  You are expected to check this account regularly.

What if Blackboard does not correctly score my quiz or exam?

If you disagree with how one of your questions was graded you should contact your instructor. Identify the test, item number, browser you were using.  See also: Taking Tests Online

How should I use the Discussion Board?

Just as in the regular classroom, it is possible to have discussions online. The Discussion Board is an area of Blackboard that facilitates this process.  It is similar to email or Facebook, but it organizes the conversation into Forum (broad subjects--like Unit 1, etc.) and threads (sub-topics within a forum).  Your instructor will provide instructions on how the discussion board will be used in your class. 

Can I find student data files for my assignments somewhere in Blackboard?

Several textbooks require the use of data files.  There may be a link to your textbook somewhere within your Blackboard. Alternatively, your textbook will contain information on how to obtain the files.  You should be able to find a link to "Download Student Files' on the web page for your textbook. Contact your instructor if you are still having problems finding what you need.

How do I download Respondus Lockdown Browser?

Respondus Lock Down Browser is a secure browser available for testing in Blackboard. Some instructors may require students to use this browser. It is a free download and also is installed on the computers in The Learning Commons. Download Respondus Lock Down Browser free download

 

Learning Commons - Student Help Desk
Illinois Valley Community College

Phone: 815-224-0318       Email: shd@ivcc.edu
Web Page:  http://www.ivcc.edu/studenthelpdesk