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Blackboard Learn™ : Helping you bring together the right set of tools to deliver a more effective learning experience. Opening up the technology and removing barriers so you can focus on the fundamentals, manage outcomes and improve performance in real time.


Blackboard highlights!

web icon Blackboard's official help page for faculty

 Getting Started with Video Everywhere (Record from Webcam)

 A comparison of the new Content Editor

PDF icon  Blackboard Highlights (What's New in Blackboard)

Q & A
When will my Blackboard Courses for the next semester be available

Courses for an upcoming semester will be created and made available to the instructor of record 5 weeks before the end of the current semester.
Student enrollments will be added to upcoming courses 3 weeks before the end of the current semester.


Student Response Systems:  In addition to TurningPoint, Top Hat, and Learning Catalytics solutions available at GVSU, Blackboard offers a student response system that is completely free for students and faculty.   Polls by Blackboard offers real-time polling, doesn’t require any hardware, and works on any device including SMS text messaging.  There is also an iPhone app available.  The solution also offers a unique geo-location feature that makes joining a poll quick and easy.  Students can vote anonymously or login with Facebook credentials.  As this is a new service, the only question type available is multiple choice.
To get started, simply go to to create a poll for students.  More information is available here:

Video on Blackboard's New Inline Assignment Grading:

web icon Media Services now available at GVSU


Information Technology Helpdesk

010 Mary Idema Pew Library 
Phone: 616-331-2101
Toll Free: 855-435-7488  ---   (855 helpgvu)
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