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Blackboard Add-On Tools

Below is a list of all the add-on tools that are installed in the Blackboard Learn system. Operating seamlessly with the current Blackboard platform, these tools will enrich your students' online learning experience.


Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a web-based program that allows for online collaboration and communication with engaging multimedia content.  Collaborate allows users to communicate via voice, video, text, and desktop sharing.  It provides an environment for online learning, meetings, training, and on-demand presentations.


Training Documents

PDF Collaborate Features Overview

PDF Create a Collaborate Session

PDF Preparing for a Session (Moderators)

PDF Preparing for a Session (Participants)


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Turnitin is the leading academic plagiarism detector, utilized by teachers and students to avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity.


Training Documents

PDF Create a Turnitin Assignment

PDF Use GradeMark within Turnitin




Softchalk is an e-learning authoring tool used to create and personalize content by mashing up your own materials with rich media (video, audio, images), interactive exercises, quizzes and text.


Training Documents

PDF Install Softchalk

PDF Create a Lesson in Softchalk

PDF Upload a Softchalk Lesson into Blackboard



Respondus Quiz Builder is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard.


Training Documents

PDF Install & Open Respondus Quiz Builder

PDF Create Blackboard Quiz from Word Document

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. Students are locked into the assessment and are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications.

Respondus Monitor is included with LockDown Browser, and allows instructors to require students to record themselves with Webcams while taking a test in order to detect and discourage cheating.


Training Documents

PDF Using LockDown Browser in your Course

Respondus Monitor is a component of LockDown Browser that requires students to use a web camera while taking online exams. With Lockdown Browser, students cannot navigate to other sites, instant message, take screen captures, or send and receive emails. With Monitor, a student’s identity can be verified and their activity is video recorded during the exam. In short, Monitor can help fill the role of a proctor, deter cheating, and protect the integrity of online tests.


Training Documents

PDF Setting Up Respondus Monitor

PDF Taking a Test with Respondus Monitor




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