ETS Tips

Reload Frame

Reload Frame

After editing a module page on Blackboard, you may not see the change straight away in the page itself. If you ever had the issue where the changes you added aren’t appearing, try reloading the frame. What it does is essentially refresh the page and update your edits. The Reload Frame option is available in […]

Changing Student Role in Connect Discussion Forums

Changing Student Role in Connect Discussion Forums

July 4 — Changing the student role to ‘reader’ means that the student can still see the posts in the Discussion thread, but can not write any new posts. This will allow you to control how long students may contribute to the discussion, but also allow them to come back and view the discussion at a later time.

Edit Email Notification Settings in Connect

Edit Email Notification Settings in Connect

July 4 — If you would like an easy way to stay up to date and informed on what is happening in your course, you can have custom notifications sent your email when you receive course messages, when there are new assignments to grade, and much more.

Edit Your New Course Banner

Edit Your New Course Banner

Apr 6 — Providing a better course banner has been an ongoing goal for the ETS team for a number of years. Our recently developed iteration is based on feedback from instructors who had difficulties editing their course banner and opening up their course in the past.

Export your Connect Calendar to iCalendar and Google Calendar

Export your Connect Calendar to iCalendar and Google Calendar

Apr 1 — Wondering how you can check your Connect course calendar outside of your course shell? This ETS tip walks you through how to export your Connect Calendar to your Google Calendar with just a few clicks!

Users List in Connect Blogs

Users List in Connect Blogs

Mar 31 — Can’t see your student’s blog entries in a Connect blog? With just a few steps, you can easily view hidden student entries in a course blog!

Audio Set Up Wizard in Blackboard Collaborate

Audio Set Up Wizard in Blackboard Collaborate

Mar 31 — The best way to prevent problems during a Collaborate session is to do a quick video and sound check 15 minutes before the session starts. Here comes the Audio Set Up Wizard comes to your rescue!

Manage Assignment Attempts in the Grade Center

Manage Assignment Attempts in the Grade Center

Mar 30 — Student mistakenly submitted an assignment? Remove the attempt from Grade Center Calculations from the View Grade Details page!

Closed Captioning in Blackboard Collaborate

Closed Captioning in Blackboard Collaborate

Mar 30 — Looking to include closed-captioned text in a Blackboard Collaborate session for students? The Closed-Captioning fear in Collaborate allows you to add transcribed text for students who are deaf or hard of hearing as soon as they join the webconference session.

Test Availability Exceptions in Connect

Test Availability Exceptions in Connect

Mar 23 — Looking to make a test available for one or only a few students in your course? Test Availability Exceptions lets you do exactly that with just a few clicks!