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Student Contact:
(713) 221-8540
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(713) 221-2786
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Frequently Asked Questions (Students)


Access Issues

What is my Username and Password for Blackboard?

Where do I get information about the Blackboard Mobile Learn app for my mobile device?

I am enrolled in courses this semester but I do not see them all in Blackboard. Any ideas?

Is my computer (laptop or desktop) compatible with Blackboard?

Is my mobile device (phone or tablet computer) compatible with Blackboard?

When is the regularly scheduled downtime for Blackboard at UHD?


Course Communication

What is the difference between E-mail and Messages in Blackboard?

Where do I get my grades in Blackboard?

My professor is requiring me to post to a discussion board. How do I do that?

How do I chat in Blackboard?


Tests

How do I take tests in Blackboard?

What is Respondus Lockdown Browser and how do I get it on my computer?

I had a problem during my test in Blackboard, what do I do?


Assignments

How do I upload assignments into Blackboard?

My professor says they can't open my assignment document. Why not?

What is Turnitin and how do I use it?

My course requires Wimba, what is it and how do I use it?


Audio/Visual

Where do I get information about Real Media (.ram) files?


Training and Support Information

My question isn't listed here. How do I get more information about Blackboard?

Where do I find technical support information for UHD students?

I am a UHD Distance Education (DE) student. Where do I find information about DE?


Helpful Links

What are some other helpful links for UHD Students?


Access Issues FAQs

What is my Username and Password for Blackboard ?
Students are issued a computer account (UserID and Password) when they are accepted as a student at UHD. The userID and password for Blackboard is part of the "Single Sign-On" initiative and is shared with the following systems: UHD Network Account, Student e-services, Student GatorMail, Gator (Linux) Account, and the UHD Library Databases.

More information concerning UHD Passwords is
available at http://www.uhd.edu/computing/password


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

Where do I get information about the Blackboard Mobile Learn app for my mobile device?
Information for the Blackboard Mobile Learn app** for iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, Android™, BlackBerry®, and Palm® smartphones is available at:

http://www.uhd.edu/blackboard/learn/mobile.html
**Please note that this app does not currently support taking tests or uploading assignments.


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

I am enrolled in courses this semester but I do not see them all in Blackboard. Any ideas?
UHD does not automatically activate Blackboard courses for student use. UHD Instructors must activate courses each semester through Faculty and Staff E-Services.

If your course is not appearing in your Blackboard course list, and you are certain you are enrolled, please contact your instructor.


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

Is my computer (laptop or desktop) compatible with Blackboard?
UHD Blackboard Support maintains browser and operating system compatibility information on the Blackboard Supported Browsers and Operating Systems page.


Note: Please check the supported browsers and operating systems page frequently as new updates for Blackboard determine which browsers and operating systems are compatible.


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

Is my mobile device (phone or tablet computer) compatible with Blackboard?
Although you might be able to access certain components of your course while using your tablet computer or phone, it is not recommended that you do so. If you would like to use your tablet computer or phone with Blackboard , please visit the Blackboard Mobile Learn page to get information about the official Blackboard app.


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

When is the regularly scheduled downtime for Blackboard at UHD?
Each Friday morning, between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., Blackboard undergoes its weekly maintenance. During this time you may not be able to log into Blackboard and access course information.  Each week UHD Instructors are notified via email before the maintenance time and are instructed to plan their coursework accordingly.

For the most up to date information for Blackboard maintenance, visit
the UHD Blackboard Homepage at http://www.uhd.edu/blackboard/


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

Course Communication FAQs

What is the difference between E-mail and Messages in Blackboard?
In short, Messages are internal to a Blackboard course while Emails go to external mail accounts. Email sent in a course will be delivered to a student's GatorMail account while messages sent in a course will stay in the messages tool. While both the Messages and Email tools are available in Blackboard courses, students should always adhere to the preferences of course instructors when using communication tools within Blackboard.

More information on using the Email and Messages tools, visit Step 4
of the Blackboard Quick Start Toolkit (Basic Essentials) page.


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

Where do I get my grades in Blackboard?
Blackboard Grades are available by using the My Grades tool (on the left Course Menu or available from the Tools link) from within a course. You can use the My Grades tool to check your grades and any feedback the instructor has left on your work. Please remember that access to the My Grades tool must be enabled by your instructor.

More information on using the My Grades tool is available at
http://ondemand.blackboard.com/r91/movies/bb91_student_checking_grades.htm


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

My professor is requiring me to post to a discussion board. How do I do that?
Blackboard discussion Forums are made up of individual discussion threads that can be organized around a particular subject. Posting to a discussion involves accessing the appropriate thread, clicking on the reply button, and submitting your typed response and/or an attached file.

More information on replying to a discussion board thread is available at
http://ondemand.blackboard.com/r91/movies/bb91_student_creating_new_thread.htm


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

How do I chat in Blackboard?
Blackboard has two built-in chat and distance classroom applications: Chat and Virtual Classroom. The main difference between the Chat and Virtual Classroom features is that Chat lacks a whiteboard and the ability to link Blackboard course materials and external web sites. A Chat or Virtual Classroom session will open in a new window after being selected from a course (so please make certain pop-ups are enabled on your browser). Once the session has started you will be able to compose chat messages to send to other course members and, depending on the options selected by the instructor, you can access other items such as the whiteboard and private chat.

More information on using Chat and Virtual Classroom is available at
http://www.uhd.edu/blackboard/learn/documents/ChatVirtualClassroom_Students.pdf


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

Tests FAQs

How do I take tests in Blackboard?
The Test tool allows you to take tests, quizzes, exams or complete surveys online. Instructors can place links to tests in any content area, although some may have created an Assessments area in the Course Tools Menu. Your instructor will identify where tests will be linked within his or her course.

More information on using the Test tool, visit Step 3 of the
Blackboard Quick Start Toolkit (Basic Essentials) page.


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

What is Respondus Lockdown Browser and how do I get it on my computer?
LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the assessment environment, making students unable to print, copy/paste, or switch to different applications. LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the assessment environment, making students unable to print, copy/paste, or switch to different applications. Students will be required to use Respondus LockDown Browser only for assessments that the instructor has selected to require students to use the application.


Directions for downloading the UHD Respondus LockDown Browser is available at
http://www.uhd.edu/computing/ttlc/training/documents/bblearn/LockDown_Browser_Student.pdf


Note: Respondus LockDown Browser is available on campus in all UHD Academic Computing Labs labs for use by students whose courses require the browser.


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

I had a problem during my test in Blackboard, what do I do?
From time to time abnormalities might occur during a test session. If an error message is received while taking a test, "print screen" the error and send the error message to your instructor. If there is time left on an exam after an abnormal occurance, reenter and continue with the exam and note any further abnormalities.

Please keep in mind that UHD IT Staff are extremely limited in the actions they can perform for graded materials and they are not allowed to access courses without instructor permission.

UHD Faculty (instructors and academic administrators) are the final word concerning tests and all other graded materials in a course.


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

Assignments FAQs

How do I upload assignments into Blackboard?

The Assignments tool is used to present a variety of learning activities to students, allowing them to view and submit assignments from one location. Assignments can be submitted as text entered on the Upload Assignment page, attached files, or a combination of both. Students access assignments in a Content Area by clicking an assignment title. Your instructor will identify where assignments will be linked within his or her course and what the instructions are for each assignment.

For instructions on submitting an Assignment, visit the following page
http://www.uhd.edu/blackboard/essentials/student_assignment.html


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

My professor says they can't open my assignment document. Why not?

When adding attachments to assignments, discussions, and quizzes, you should make sure that you navigate to the actual file location and avoid shortcuts or links to those files. Your professor will not be able to open shortcuts that you post if the file extension (the suffix, separated from the basefilename by a dot, to the name of a computer file) is .lnk. Shortcuts or links are similar to hyperlinks or “links” on the Internet.

Links are not the actual files but rather addresses of the actual files. Your Recent or Recent Items folder will contain shortcuts not actual files. Do not use the Recent Items folder to post attachments for graded items in Blackboard.

Please keep in mind that UHD IT Staff are extremely limited in the actions they can perform for graded materials and they are not allowed to access courses without instructor permission. UHD Faculty (instructors and academic administrators) are the final word concerning assignments and all other graded materials in a course.


For instructions on submitting an Assignment, visit the following page
http://www.uhd.edu/blackboard/essentials/student_assignment.html


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

What is Turnitin and how do I use it?
Turnitin is a web-based application that allows educators to check students’ work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against continuously updated databases using advanced search technology. Originality reports are generated to provide instructors with the opportunity to safeguard their students’ academic integrity.

Instructions for using Turnitin can be found at
http://www.uhd.edu/blackboard/learn/documents/Turnitin_students.pdf


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

My course requires Wimba, what is it and how do I use it?
Wimba Classroom is a live, virtual classroom environment with features that include audio, video, application sharing and content display. Its design and ease-of-use facilitates a way for educators and students to engage as if they were meeting face-to-face.


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

Audio/Video FAQ

Where do I get information about Real Media (.ram) files?
A Ram file is a text file with the extension .ram (.rpm for playback in a Web page). When a browser receives this file, it launches RealOne Player as a helper application. RealOne Player then requests the clips listed in the Ram file.

Information for students whose courses use Real Media files can be found at:
http://www.uhd.edu/computing/ttlc/itv/uhdtv/real_media_player.html.


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

Training and Support Information FAQs

My question isn't listed here. How do I get more information about Blackboard?

For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources training page.

Where do I find technical support information for UHD students?
Student-specific technical assistance is available from the UHD Student Technology Services and/or the UHD Help Desk.


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

I am a UHD Distance Education student. Where do I find information about Distance Education?
Information about UHD Distance Education can be found at http://www.uhd.edu/academic/distance/.


For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

Helpful Links

What are some other helpful links for UHD Students? (links open in a new window)

UHD Academic Calendars


Academic Advising


Disability Services


W.I. Dykes Library


Registrar's Office


UHD Bookstore (Barnes and Noble)


Student Success Initiatives


Scholarships and Financial Aid


Student Life



For more on using Blackboard, visit the Student Resources page.

If you are having technical difficulty and did not find your answer here, please contact us via email at bb@uhd.edu or call 713-221-2786.

 

 


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