The goal of digital teaching resilience is enabling teaching and learning to continue seamlessly through online platforms. This includes continuing regular engagement with your students, student engagement with each other, and students having digital access to content, assignments, assignment submission, and assessment.
Access The University of New Haven’s Blackboard learning management system online at blackboard.newhaven.edu. Use your university username and password to log in.
Blackboard has an Assignments tool that allows you to collect assignments digitally, provide students feedback, and share student grades.
Blackboard allows you to communicate individual grades, category grades, and total grades with students through the Blackboard Grade Center.
Use Blackboard’s Announcements feature when you need to communicate with your class as a group. You can push the announcement to students’ emails, and a copy of the announcement will also appear on your course site. Set your course homepage to Announcements to make it easy for students to find.
Alternatively, you can access the student roster found on the faculty resources page of mycharger to send an email; however, students will not have a single point of reference as they do in Blackboard Announcements.
Blackboard has a Tests and Surveys feature that allows instructors to create exams with multiple types of questions. You can create “pools” of questions to reuse, or you can randomly pull a subset of questions to create a different quiz for each student. You can control when each test is available and what is released to students. You can also analyze how students perform by question and see general information about a student’s performance on the assessment (time to complete, etc.).
For assistance, contact alan macdougall
Helpful files and videos for Blackboard
Blackboard 9.x Essential Training: Instructors — A highly recommended course comprised of short videos by LinkedIn Learning
Create an Announcement – PDF
Post a Syllabus – PDF
Adding Content – PDF
Send Email – PDF
Video: About Discussion Boards
Manually Creating Groups – PDF