This Quick Start Guide covers using the Blackboard Learn Ultra AI Design Assistant to auto-generate suggested course content in the form of Learning Modules.
Batch Edit is a tool that allows instructors to udpate common settings across all content such as visibility, due dates or even delete content. This guide covers all of those features and more.
The multi-lesson "Best Class/Worst Class" project provides a way for students and professor to set expectations for course performance collaboratively, while simultaneously modeling productive online interaction strategies. Students become more aware of their own learning process and the processes of those with whom they will be working, creating necessary bridges to successful collaboration. In addition, students are able to develop practical skills in navigating the online environment before being tasked with heavily-weighted course components.This project is designed to be implemented alongside discipline-specific course content.
- Composition and Rhetoric
- English Language Arts
- Higher Education
- Language, Philosophy, and Culture
- Student Success
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Student Success: Faculty/staff-facing
- Student Success: Other
- Student Success: Student-facing
- Teaching/Learning Strategy
- Unit of Study
- Monica Hart
- Date Added:
The course introduces students to the nature of life, concepts of biochemistry, metabolism, genetics, cellular and molecular biology. Students will learn about the various techniques used to study biology - cloning, gene editing and the exciting field of Genetic Engineering.This Open Education Resource Core Curriculum course was developed with funding from Texas Higher Education Board - Open Educational Resources Grant Program (OERGP) 2018-2019 RFA # 20337.
The calendar in Blackboard Learn Ultra view global calendar allows you to see all of your upcoming due dates and meetings across all courses. You can see and create events for one course or all courses, as well as mark your office hours and course-specific meetings. Use the settings feature to add notifications for certain events.
The Activity Stream lets you see an up-to-the-minute list of course activities. This includes new content, announcement, and grades in the Blackboard app. It will help you prioritize the tasks that need attention. Users can select the notification in the activity stream and will be taken directly to that item. Users may set their activity stream notifications based on their own preferences.
When adding content in the Ultra course view, you can embed files directly in the submission allowing instructors to view and grade your work. This makes for a more seamless course. No need to worry about papers lost in transition over email.
As you work through your courses, you will encounter different types of assignments. These can be discussions, journals, projects, papers, quizzes, video quizzes, presentations, and more. Along with individual assignments, you may have group assignments.
When completing an assignment, discussion, or journal post in Blackboard, you may need to attach a word document or other file.
This document covers accessing your course, posting announcements, sending messages, adding course content, copying course content, and previewing your course as a student.
The calendar in Blackboard Learn Ultra view global calendar allows you to see all of your upcoming due dates and meetings across all courses. You can see and create events for one course or all courses, and course-specific meetings. Use the settings feature to add notifications for certain events.
Content Editor is a tool that has many new and enhanced features compared to the old text editor. Features include lists and bullet choices, symbols, block quotes, emoticons, table creation/editing, expanded support for files such as graphic images, media, mashup objects, and an easy-to-use visual mathematics editor.
Discussions are a tool used to enhance student engagement, encourage critical thinking, and increase interactions with fellow students’ ideas. Your instructors may assign discussions. They can adjust settings so that you must respond to the initial question before you can view/respond to your classmates’ responses.
The gradebook in Blackboard Ultra can be accessed from several different places. In the gradebook, you can manage grades, leave feedback, view student engagement, set accommodations, and message your students about the assignments.
Creating groups within your Blackboard course can be done four ways: custom, randomly assign, self-enrollment, and reuse groups. With groups you can create group assignments and encourage collaboration between students.
Journals are a private communication tool between you and your instructor. Journals can be assigned for individual projects, ideas, and self-reflection. Instructors have two options to make journals a graded assignment and create a rubric for grading.
Journals are a private communication tool between a student and instructor. Journals can be used for individual projects, ideas, self-reflection, or however you see fit. Instructors have two option to make journals a graded assignment and create a rubric for grading.
Enhance engagement with Kaltura. Kaltura is a tool that allows you to integrate rich media content into your courses. You can use Kaltura to create, host, and share videos, images, and audio files within your courses directly.
Use Kaltura Capture to record videos of your desktop and webcam then embed them directly in your Blackboard Ultra course. This tool can record two camera inputs simultaneously, or a camera and a screen, or two screens. The recordings are automatically stored in your Kaltura My Media. You can even record and place it directly in your course for ease of use and enhanced student engagement.