Blackboard Early Warning System

The Blackboard Early Warning System is a tool for monitoring student progress and notifying those who may be struggling. You can find it and related tools in the Blackboard Control Panel’s Evaluation tab.

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Wrestling the alligator: Blackboard Grade Center tips

We have been asked many times by our colleagues how one goes about dropping the lowest grade from a set of assignments, tests, and/or heterogeneous graded items. Since this process is simple, on one hand, and challenging — in that it involves specific Blackboard knowledge — on the other, we felt it might be a very helpful process to walk you through a solution to this goal.

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A Quiz about the Syllabus?

Your beautiful syllabus spells out every detail, and you have gone over it in class. But still, here it comes, the endless litany of questions: “Prof, where is class meeting on Thursday?” “When’s the midterm?,” “Can I send you my homework by email?” “Do you give extra credit?” Your mailbox is overflowing, and you, well, you feel like pulling your hair out. Here is an idea your hairdresser will approve of: a mini-quiz on your syllabus! Waste of class time? We agree, so, why not make students take the test online? It’s easy enough in Blackboard.

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Why should I do lecture capture?

Lecture capturing (recording a lecture so students students can view it later) provides flexibility and convenience in delivering course content, and offers some learning benefits for students. Learn about the benefits of lecture capture and explore some options available for Queens College faculty.

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A Blackboard Roadmap: What? Why?

Blackboard? Our roadmap covers how this behemoth can be put to work to handle your course logistics and smooth your workflow from the beginning to the end of the semester. In seven minutes or less, let this Blackboard Roadmap take you through the advantages of setting up your course in Blackboard. See how Blackboard can securely shelter your course files and organize them in an appetizing menu, and can make all or just some available at the right time to the right audience. Also learn how Blackboard can easily let you set up a workflow: everything from creating writing-, speaking-, reading- or viewing-and-listening assignments and tests with grading rubrics, to sending reminders about due dates, to facilitating grading, recording grades and giving feedback. Finally, see how Blackboard can let you set up different channels of communication with or between your students.

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