Blackboard Resources

What’s New in Blackboard?

The newest upgrade to Blackboard features takes place in late May 2017 . . . while there are no major changes to functionality, there are several enhancements to existing Blackboard tools and features.  See the May 2017 Blackboard Updates flyer for descriptions and screenshots of the changes included within this upgrade.

Blackboard Forms

Submit the New Course Request Form to have a new Blackboard course shell created.  Submit the Batch Enrollment Request Form if you would like to have your students batch enrolled from your eServices roster into your Blackboard course.

Requests will be processed in an order-received basis within 48 hours, Monday through Friday. DO NOT SUBMIT batch enroll requests until 48 hrs before you wish students to be enrolled in the course; we cannot honor special requests, such as processing enrollments on a specific day or after a specific date.

Questions?  Contact the TLC at [email protected] or (309) 694-8908.

Blackboard Training

Blackboard Blog

Visit iccblackboard.blogspot.com for a series of Blackboard tips and tricks, as well as updates and other important information about Blackboard at ICC.  Faculty and staff can subscribe to blog posts via email, revisit any topic at any time online, and engage with others by posting comments and questions within the blog.

Blackboard Workshops & Training Opportunities

The Teaching and Learning Center offers numerous workshops and training opportunities, both in-person and online, throughout the year to help enhance your Blackboard experience.  View an overview of upcoming training opportunities (updated lists will be posted below), and email the TLC to register.

Blackboard Bootcamp – Summer 2017 Series [PDF]

 Grade Center Checkups

TLC staff offers Grade Center checkup sessions at the start of each semester to ensure your Blackboard Grade Center is properly setup and ready for the semester.  Sessions will be posted on the Instructional Technology Calendar.

Also see the Blackboard Guides section of this page for the Ending a Semester and Saving Course and Grade Data resources.

Blackboard Guides

The following handouts outline Blackboard tasks for course management in between semesters.

Additional help for Blackboard instructors is available at the Blackboard Help site and through the ICC TLC, [email protected], (309) 694-8908, 240A East Peoria Campus.

Blackboard Help for students is located on the Blackboard Help page.

Additional Tools

Respondus for Test Questions

Respondus is a program available in the Teaching & Learning Center that allows instructors to either (a) import publisher test banks, electronic documents, or questions from printed tests into Blackboard – OR – (b) create a printer-friendly test from a Blackboard test or pool.

TLC staff will assist with this process.  If you previously sent requests to Document Services, the process has changed – please send requests directly to the TLC (effective February 2015).  See the Test Question Processing guide for details about how the process works.

Browser Check Tool

Use the Browser Check Tool to ensure that you browser has the optimum settings for working in Blackboard.

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is an interactive web conferencing environment that can be used as a virtual classroom, allowing instructors to instruct and interact with their students in a live online environment.  Visit Blackboard Collaborate for additional information.

Support & Assistance

  • Blackboard users (faculty, staff, and students) who need a Blackboard password reset may contact the Help Desk, (309) 694-5457.
  • For student assistance with using Blackboard, visit a library on any campus.
  • For faculty assistance with Blackboard, contact the Teaching and Learning Center staff.