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Educational Technology and Distance Learning - Faculty Resources

Faculty resources at home, on campus and online.

This page contains links to information and resources for part time and full time faculty members.

Blackboard Resources

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New Look of Blackboard Learn
Service Pack (SP) 10 and 11 Tour

Blackboard Learn
FAQs Wiki
Tutorials
Bb Learn Template (13 pp)

Blackboard Learn Pointers (Quick Visual Guides)
Adding Questions from the Pool (1 p)
Chat (1 p)
Closing Discussions (3 pp)
Show Menu Item to Students (1 p)

How-to Documents, Tutorials & Animations
Add Mashups Document (2 pp), Show Me (5:47)
Add a Syllabus Document (1 pp), Show Me (3:27)
Add Content Document (2 pp), Show Me (5:54)
Add an "Introduce Yourself" Discussion to My Course?  Document (2 pp), Show Me (2:18)

Add Tools to the Course and It's Menu? Document (1 pp), Show Me  (1:54)
Back Up a Course Document (3 pp), Show Me (8:10)
Change the Course Menu Colors? Document (1 pp), Show Me  (1:16)
Change My Email Address for Blackboard? Document (2 pp), Show Me  (:40)
Change My Course Entry Page to Announcements? Document (2 pp), Show Me (1:11)

Edit My Notification Settings? Document (2 pp), Show Me (6:22)
Copy a Course to a New Semester? Document (5 pp), Show Me (9:22)
Copy Your Test, Quiz, or Exam to Another Course Document (3 pp), Show Me (10:23)
Create Grade Center Categories? Document (3 pp), Show Me  (2:04)
Create a Grade Center Column? Document (2 pp), Show Me (2:20)

Create a Grade Report for Students? Document (3 pp), Show Me  (2:43)
Create a Grade Rule with the Early Warning System? Document (2 pp), Show Me (1:50)
Create and Grade Assignments  Show Me (6:09)
Create and Grade Discussions  Show Me (12:03)
Remove HTML Div Tags in Discussions Document () Show Me (1:27)
Create and Grade Tests, Pools, and Surveys Document (50 pp), Show Me ()

Create Groups & Group Activities Document (5 pp), Show Me 1 (3:39) Show Me 2 (2:30)
Create Rubrics? Document (5 pp), Show Me (4:58)
Customize the Grade Center View? Document (2 pp), Show Me (1:39)
Download the Grade Center File to My Computer? Document (2 pp), Show Me  (3:30)
Download My Grade Center History to Retain for Records? Document (2 pp), Show Me (1:17)

Grade Students Anonymously? Document (1 pp), Show Me (2:07)
Edit My Blackboard Learn Course Listing (My Courses Module)? Document (1 pp), Show Me (2:21)
Familiarize Myself with the Grade Center Document (4 pp), Show Me (24:00)
Give Student Extra Time on Test, Quiz, or Exam for Disabilities Document ( 4 pp) Show Me (15:28)

Get Blackboard Learn Faculty Training Information Document (1 p), Show Me (4:07)
Hide Content from Students in Learn Document (4 pp), Show Me (9:30)
Import Tests/Test Questions with TestGen Document (1 pp), Show Me (7:30)
Login to Blackboard via myCommNet Document (2 pp), Show Me (1:20)
Login to Mobile Learn Document (2 pp), Show Me (6:01)

Navigate, Edit and Add a Calculated Column to the Grade Center Document (4 pp), Show Me (9:40)
Post Announcements in Blackboard Learn? Document (2 pp), Show Me (1:58)
Send a Progress Alert Document (3 pp), Show Me (3:32)
Set Up a Mobile-Friendly Course Document (7 pp), Show Me ()
Set Up the 1000 Point Grading System Document (6 pp), Show Me ()

Strengthen Basic Skills to Use Blackboard (Essential Pre-Blackboard Skills)? Document (3 pp), Show Me (several videos: Win 8, control panel, file-folder, email)

Use the Performance Dashboard to Keep Students On Track? Document (2 pp), Show Me (1:40)
Use SafeAssign Document (22 pp), Show Me ()
Use the Student View Document (1 pp) Show Me (2:55)
View the Details of a Grade in the Grade Center? Document (2 pp), Show Me (2:09)

Quick Guides
TRCC Technology Troubleshooting Guide (Quick Reference) (8 pp)

Blackboard Resources (LMS)

Blackboard Resources

Information for Designing and Building Online and Hybrid Courses at Three Rivers
Connecticut Community Colleges System Resources
Contingency Planning (2 pp)
Copyright Guidelines (8 pp)
Effective Teaching Practices and Other Best Practices Resources (18 pp)

Approval Process for Distance Education at Three Rivers Community College

First-Run Online and Hybrid Class Development Process

Review and Evaluation Process at Three Rivers Community College

Online Course Design Process

Online Course Design Checklist

Additional Resource: CCC Distance Education Course Design Guidelines

myCommNet Information
myCommNet Basics
myCommNet Guide 2007 (7 pp)

How-do Tutorials & Animations
How do I Use the Document Camera? (11:41 )
How do I Use Word in Microsoft's Skydrive-Windows Live-Hotmail? (Similar to Office 365)(6:37)
How do I Create a Zip Archive or Compressed File?(1:28)
How do I Extract (Uncompress) a Zip Archive? (1:35)


How-to Documents
How to find out more about the Smarter Measure (READI) assessment for students.
How to Access Course Evaluations in myCommNet (5 pp)
How to Login to the Instructor Station with the App (10 pp)
How to Use the Document Camera App (12 pp)
How to Access the Instructor Station (AV Console) (5 pp)
How to Access the Instructor Station (AV Console) part 2 (14 pp)
How to Change the Default Save Format in Document (Office 2010/07, Mac Office 2011/08, Open Office, Google Docs) Applications (4 pp)
How to Cleanup Your Email (OWA) Mailbox-Permanently Delete (1 pp)
How to Clear Cache in IE, Firefox, and Safari (6 pp)
How to Email My Class from myCommNet-OWA (2 pp)
How to Enter Final Grades in myCommNet (3 pp)

Technology Training and Workshops
ConnSCU Commons Learning Technology Training Calendar - Register

Having Trouble?

On Campus Help Contacts
Reset your NetID password: Computer, Network, or myCommNet
Reset your NetID password via Fax: Out-of-Area Students
Reset your NetID password via email.
Change your password in myCommNet
Contact the Educational Technology Department, (860) 383-5215.

After Hours and Weekend Support
Use the Connecticut Colleges & Universities Online Support Center
Online Support Center Phone 866 940-1928