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These sessions cover a variety of topics about the effective use of Blackboard in the classroom. There are no prerequisites for any of the courses so you can take them in any order that you would like.

Introduction to Blackboard

In this session participants will be exploring the basic tools in Blackboard, including basic navigation, the Content area, course customization, and course migration. Additionally, will look at the many tools in Blackboard that can be used to engage students both in and out of class including discussion boards, wikis, and journals. During the session there will be time allotted to discussions on the best way to implement these different tools and time to set up tools for your online class. This session will also focus on tools in Blackboard that support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. Many of these tools will help make your course materials more accessible, benefiting not just students with disabilities, but also all students in your course. All sessions will be in Milne Library, room 305.

Bb Assignments and Assessments: How to Grade Student Work in Blackboard

In this session, participants will engage with different tools in Blackboard for grading student work, including Assignments and Quizzes. This session will focus on how to set up these tools and use them in the classroom. Additionally we will look at other tools already discussed in Session #1 and expand on how they can be graded as well. During the session there will be time allotted to discussions on the best way to implement these different tools and time to set up content and activities for your online class. This session will also focus on tools in Blackboard that support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines

Bb Grade Center: How to Set-up a Grade Book and Communicate Grades to Students

In this session participants will focus specifically on the Grade Center in Blackboard. How do you set up your gradebook in Blackboard? How do you modify those grades? How do you get the grade book to calculate grade totals? How do you best communicate grades to students? All of these questions and more will be answered in this session. During the session there will be time allotted to discussions on the best way to implement these different tools and time to set up content and activities for your online class. This session will also focus on tools in Blackboard that support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. All sessions will be in Milne Library, room 305.

To get more information and to register for these sessions, go to Faculty Opportunities on Campus Connection.

Consultation on Teaching with Technology

Electronic Content Creation

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Support for Grants for Technology

What are the default settings on my printer? 
Are they appropriate for my task?

Go to File Tab > Print

The Printer Properties Link

  • Under the Print Button, the currently selected printer is listed.
  • Beneath the currently selected printer, click Printer Properties
  • The default properties of your printer are displayed in the tabs of the resulting Printer Document Properties dialog.

The Settings Heading

More default settings are displayed below, under the Settings Heading.  By default, the printer is set to :

  • Print all pages
  • Print one-sided
  • Print collated
  • Print in Portrait orientation
  • Print in 8.5X11 inch, letter size
  • Print with one-inch margins
  • Print one page per sheet

How can I change the default settings on my printer?

You can easily change any of the above-listed printer settings to suit your needs.  Go to File Tab > Print.

Click the Printer Properties link to change the following settings:

    • Paper size
    • Paper source and type
    • Print quality (better print quality = more ink used)
    • The number of pages/slides per sheet (more pages/slides per sheet = fewer pages used)

Under the Settings heading, you may modify each setting by clicking them, expanding the menu, and selecting the desired choice.

What if I want to print in color?

If your printer is a color printer, and your document includes color, then, by default, the printer will print in color.  If you don’t want to print in color, you may:

  • Go to File Tab > Print
  • Click Printer Properties
  • Click the Color Tab > Color Options
  • Check Print in Grayscale

If your printer is a black and white printer, and your document includes color, then the printer will print in grayscale, and the color is not an option.  You will need to locate a color printer in order to print in color.

Per document, printing in color requires more ink than does printing in grayscale.

How can I choose between double-sided printing and single-sided printing?

In the computer labs, black and white printers are set to print both sides (duplex) by default.   Color printers in the labs are set to print single-sided by default.  These settings can be changed:

Go to File Tab > Print
Under Settings, locate the setting labeled “Print One Sided”
Click that setting and select the desired choice (Print One-Sided or Print on Both Sides)

Note:  Not all printers have this capability.

What settings should I use if I want to print a poster?

Printing as a poster will utilize a greater amount of ink than normal sheet printing.  To print a poster, you need to set a custom page size.

To do so, go to File Tab > Print
Select the Printer Properties link
Go to the Paper/Quality tab
Under Paper Options > Size is:, click the Custom button
Specify your width and length, up to the limits imposed by the application.

 What do I do if I click Print, and nothing happens?

There are a number of possible reasons that your print job is not coming out of the printer.  These include:

Printer Issues

  • Paper has run out:  Replenish paper
  • Ink has run out: Replenish ink
  • Paper jam: remove jam or call the Help Desk for assistance

Printer Connection Issues:

  • If the printer is networked, check the network connection of the printer
  • If the printer is connected to your computer via USB, check the USB connection between the printer and computer

Computer Issues

  • The driver software has become corrupt:  Re-install or update the driver, or call the pHel Desk for assistance
  • The wrong printer is selected in the application:  Go to File > Print, and make sure the desired printer is selected

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