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Blackboard's SafeAssign Plagiarism checker can be used to check for Plagiarism on student's assignment submissions, if enabled, and the student completes these submissions through the LMS. In cases where Plagiarism is suspected, and the SafeAssign service is not enabled in an assignment, or the student fails to use the LMS to submit a digital copy, the Instructing Faculty may use the DirectSubmit service to check the file for possible plagiarism.
The Blackboard Text Editor, or Visual Text Box Editor (VTBE) is typically the “Description” field where instructors will add information about a course element they have created. This is also used when instructors provide feedback to students when grading, and where messages to the class or individual students are composed. This field contains many options and features which will be identified in this article.
The results of Tests conducted through Blackboard are accessible to students, as long as this has been enabled by the course's instructor. This article shows a demonstration of how to view results of a graded exam/test/quiz on Blackboard, and the steps to take to access this information.
The McGraw-Hill Connect Building Block was discontinued as of December 30, 2021. In December 2021, a new connection was set up with McGraw-Hill to replace this using an LTIA tool. Following January 1, 2022, faculty who use McGraw-Hill Connect in their courses will access it from a different area of their blackboard course than they used to. This article includes step by step instructions on how to set up the new connection and how to contact McGraw-Hill.
To address recent changes in Oracle’s Java support model, With the release of version 3800.2 for SaaS Continuous Delivery in February 2020, Blackboard Learn is transitioning to adopt a more recent version of Java, Java 11 Corretto JDK. This article provides a link to a current summary of the status of key Learn Building Blocks and the current status with JDK 11 support, as well as an FAQ for the general public.
Blackboard is updated on a Continuous Delivery Release Schedule. This article explains the frequency of Blackboard updates, as well as provides resources to review the latest release notes and update information.
The Attendance feature on Blackboard helps instructors manually keep track of their students' attendance in a class, and creates a grade center column, allowing for calculation of an attendance grade. The tool itself has many different functions and ways to use it. This article introduces the Attendance tool and showcases how it works and can be accessed, as well as what settings are available within the tool.
In structuring a Blackboard course, Due Dates for assignments and assessments, and additionally, Visibility Dates for folders, items, and other components, are a key part of ensuring proper deployment and notification to students. The "Date Management" tool allows Course Instructors to view and alter these dates in a centralized area. This is especially useful in courses which contain many components containing visibility or due dates.
Several applications used by Saint Peter's University require you to be signed in using your Saint Peter's University Google Account (SPU Account), including Peacock Mail (your Email); Blackboard, and Handshake. This article will show how to log in to your Google Account, and what to do if you experience issues with accessing.
Blackboard is the Learning Management System (LMS) for Saint Peter's University, hosting digital courses for each class taught at the University. It allows faculty to communicate with, provide course materials to, assess, and grade their students.
The Grading Schema on Blackboard is a feature that converts the numerical values of graded assignments/assessments into letters, based on a map. This also can be used to allow faculty to enter in letter grades and have them calculate a numerical value based on a designated range set up in the schema. This training will explain how to set up, configure, and apply a grading schema in a Blackboard course.
This article goes over the various systems offered and what login credential format can be used to access them, as well as common term definitions.
This article answers common technical questions received by IT Client Services at the start of each semester.
This article demonstrates how to create a weighted total column in Blackboard
This article demonstrates the steps in uploading a document through SafeAssign in Blackboard