eLearning Blog at CUHK

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This blog provides you with continuous updates on eLearning systems and services, tutorials and FAQs that can enhance your online teaching and learning experiences at the University.  You may bookmark the link, or subscribe the feed for future content.

eLearning Support Team

Accessing Old Courses in Blackboard

Access to Blackboard System would end when CUHK student account expires (last day of the month printed on CU Link card). Please also note that teachers could make their courses unavailable to students when term ends.

If students would like to keep local copies of the online course materials, they are advised to do so by the end of each term.

In case students would like to retrieve the course materials when they are no longer authorized to access the courses, they have to contact their teachers or programme offices of individual courses, and request for their approvals to retrieve the materials.

Blackboard New Features Highlight after Upgrade

Ultra Experience

Activity Stream
You can see what’s new in your courses and jump directly into course activities from the list.

Blackboard Help

Blackboard Video

Filter Your Course List
Use the Filter By menu to modify your view of the page. Your filtered list stays as you access courses.

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Open Your Courses (Set course available)
Rollover your course on the Course List, click the lock icon to open your course to allow student access.

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Global Grades page
All your grading tasks are organized by course. No need to navigate to each course to see what’s ready for grading.

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Original Course View

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
You can use a robust toolset that allows you to web conference and connects with one student or your entire class. You and your students can collaborate using audio, video, and recording capabilities. You can also use private and public chat, a whiteboard, application sharing, a clip art library, and add and edit content at any time.

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Blackboard Video

Submission Receipts
When students submit assignments successfully, the Review Submission History page appears with information about their submitted assignments and a success message with a confirmation number. Students can copy and save this number as proof of their submissions and evidence for academic disputes. For assignments with multiple attempts, students receive a different number for each submission. Students will also receive an email with a confirmation number and other details for each submission.

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Send Reminder
You can send email reminder from Grade Center columns to students and members of groups who have missing coursework. Students receive a system-generated email that lists the course, coursework, and the due date if you assigned one. You receive a success message at the top of the screen when the email is sent.

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Drag and Drop
You may also be able to drag and drop files from your computer into the Attachments area. Drag files from your computer to the “hot spot” in the Attach Files area. If your browser allows, you can also drag a folder of files.

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For New Students – 6 things you need to know about Blackboard

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Check out the Blackboard Information Flyer in Chinese & English for information regarding use of Blackboard in 2017-18.

LMS Review 2016 – Your involvement is needed!

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New login interface for Respondus

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Should you have any questions, please contact us (elearning@cuhk.edu.hk).

New login page for “Other Login”

Login Blackboard

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Add Shortcut Links for Smart Views in Grade Center

Do you notice that when you click on Grade Center, below Full Grade Center, there are two links titled Assignments and Tests?  Have you ever wondered what they are?   In each course site, two smart views titled Assignments and Tests are created automatically by the system (as the names imply, one smart view will show only assignment grade column(s) while the other will only show test grade column(s)).  The two links under Full Grade Center are in fact shortcut links to the smart views Assignments and Tests.

Note: If you are unfamiliar with Smart View, read below article on Smart View before you proceed to learn how to add such shortcut links for smart view(s) you created.

Below are the steps.

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Deciding whether a file is safe to delete in Content Collection

Every time you upload a file into your course site, the file will be saved in the Content Collection folder of your course site.  If you upload a file with the same file name more than one time, you will see a number of files with similar file names (e.g. introduction.docx, introduction(1).docx, introduction(2).docx as illustrated below) in the Content Collection folder of your course site.

From time to time, we hear from teachers saying that they want to tidy up the Content Collection folder of their courses, however, they are uncertain if those files which appear to be duplicated/redundant are safe to delete.

If you have the same question, the feature “360° View” in Content Collection may help.

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Tips for Assessing Student Learning Using Blackboard

Blackboard provides a number of tools for instructors to track student engagement and performance.  Instructors can use these tools to gather feedback, provide assignment evaluation criteria, monitor student progress and identify students at risk. These tools not only benefit instructors, but also students – some of them can be used by students for progress checking and performance review as well.

A few selected tools are introduced in details in the following articles:

  1. Gather feedback using Surveys;
  2. Provide assignment evaluation criteria and comments to students using Rubrics;
  3. Consolidate grades in Grade Centre to assess student learning outcome of different class activities;
  4. Discover struggling students through Retention Center and Performance Dashboard in order to help them take immediate actions for improvement.