Blackboard Quick Tips: Image Style Options in the New Text Editor

With the addition of a new text editor in Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 11 came various new options in the text editor. One of these options included expanding the style option available for images. This includes the ability to change the alignment, dimensions in proportion, vertical space, horizontal space, border, and other style features. […]


Library Links in Blackboard Made Simple

Adding links to digital library items such as articles, ebooks, and videos can be a pain at Valencia, since it has required in the past for students to log into their account a second time. Now it’s simple to add links without students and faculty having to log into the library system again, once they […]


Updates to Course Copy for Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP9

The course copy process has changed a little, giving additional options under Settings. Instructors should be able to click settings (or select all) to get the sub settings they have access to copy in this process (Banner Image, Language Pack, and Navigation Settings). Faculty should not click the other Settings sub options, it will produce […]


Find Last Date of Attendance in Blackboard Based on a Graded Activity

For online courses, the last date of attendance is the last date a graded activity was submitted.  Activities in this case can be anything graded, such as discussions, blogs, journals, tests, or assignments.  This information can be located in Blackboard’s Grade Center, even if a student has withdrawn themselves from your course.  To search for […]


Using Web 2.0 Tools in Blackboard

Blackboard has a variety of great training resources available on its On Demand Learning Center to help instructors and students learn about a topic or tool in Blackboard Learning 9.1. We refer instructors and students to this site all the time to explain a topic in under 5 minutes typically. There are video tutorials and […]