Blackboard

Most answers will redirect you to other CMU sites

As an Instructor, what are the benefits for implementing Blackboard in my class?

(What is Blackboard?)

https://www.cmich.edu/academics/off_campus_online/Bb_CMU/Pages/What_is_Blackboard.aspx

(Why use Blackboard?)

https://www.cmich.edu/academics/off_campus_online/Bb_CMU/Pages/Why_use_Blackboard.aspx

Where is Blackboard located?

https://blackboard.cmich.edu/

How do I log into Blackboard?

https://kb.cmich.edu/kb/client/SitePages/DisplayPopUpPage.aspx?KBID=1435

What do I need in order to successfully use Blackboard?

https://www.cmich.edu/academics/off_campus_online/Bb_CMU/Student_Tutorials/Pages/default.aspx

When is a course created?

Courses are created well before the beginning of each semester. Each CMU class will automatically have a Blackboard course created and is uniquely identified by the course reference number.


When are students added to courses?

https://kb.cmich.edu/kb/client/SitePages/DisplayPopUpPage.aspx?KBID=1674

Why wouldn't a specific student be able to access a course?

Typically, if all students within a class are unable to view a specific course, the instructor has not made the course available to students. If the majority of a class can view the course but a small sample of students cannot, one of the following most likely applies:

  • The student is not properly registered for the class
  • The student was dropped from a course for not paying the tuition bill
  • The student is at a website other than: blackboard.cmich.edu

If a student is certain none of the above apply, it is recommended to contact the Help Desk at (989) 774-3662 for further investigation.


How do I set a course to Available?

https://kb.cmich.edu/kb/client/SitePages/DisplayPopUpPage.aspx?KBID=1536

When is a course removed?

https://kb.cmich.edu/kb/client/SitePages/DisplayPopUpPage.aspx?KBID=1681 https://www.cmich.edu/academics/off_campus_online/Bb_CMU/Pages/How_Blackboard_works.aspx

Can I use the package import feature?

https://kb.cmich.edu/kb/client/SitePages/DisplayPopUpPage.aspx?KBID=1537

When are students removed from courses?

https://kb.cmich.edu/kb/client/SitePages/DisplayPopUpPage.aspx?KBID=1681

Individuals are removed from a Blackboard course when they are no longer registered for the course in the Student Life Cycle Management system.  This is a process that runs 4 times per day.


Do Instructors have the ability to create new courses?

No, contact the OIT Help Desk;

https://centrallink.cmich.edu/services/business_facilityservices/information_tech/Getting_Help/help_desk/Pages/Help_Desk_Services.aspx

Can Instructors create new Blackboard accounts?

(Guest Account Policy)

https://kb.cmich.edu/kb/client/SitePages/DisplayPopUpPage.aspx?KBID=1676

(User Enrollment Policy)

https://kb.cmich.edu/kb/client/SitePages/DisplayPopUpPage.aspx?KBID=1678

(Creating a Test Student)

https://kb.cmich.edu/kb/client/SitePages/DisplayPopUpPage.aspx?KBID=1678

When would an Instructor need to enroll a user into a course?

(How To Manually Enroll)

https://kb.cmich.edu/kb/client/SitePages/DisplayPopUpPage.aspx?KBID=1674

(User Enrollment Policy)

https://kb.cmich.edu/kb/client/SitePages/DisplayPopUpPage.aspx?KBID=1678

Should I, as an Instructor, enroll students in my courses?

https://kb.cmich.edu/kb/client/SitePages/DisplayPopUpPage.aspx?KBID=1674

When would an Instructor need to remove a user from a course?

https://kb.cmich.edu/kb/client/SitePages/DisplayPopUpPage.aspx?KBID=1579

Where can I go to find additional assistance for Blackboard?

https://centrallink.cmich.edu/services/business_facilityservices/information_tech/Getting_Help/help_desk/Pages/Help_Desk_Services.aspx

Where can I get information on Blackboard outages or other major system news?

https://centrallink.cmich.edu/
https://blackboard.cmich.edu/​​​

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