Learn 9 Video Tutorials & Documentation

Working in the LMS Environment
Building Course Content
Reporting and Statistics Utilities
Working Within Content Collection
Using Discussion Boards
Working with Groups
Using Blogs and Journals
Using Wikis
Streaming Video Service
Announcements and Communications
Using the Grade Center
Tests, Surveys and Pools
Assignments
Student PerformancE


 

Working in the LMS Environment

 
Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide will provide you with the basics of adding a course menu and placing content in it.
 
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Adding a Banner to Your Course Entry Point
A Banner can only appear on the page used as an entry point for your course. Learn how to add one here.

Uploading One or More Files to your Course
Upload single or multiple files to the Content Collection using this tutorial.

Making Tools Available to Students
Tools are not available to students until you add them. Students DO NOT see the Control Panel nor anything in it.

Editing Notifications
This tutorial shows how to setup notifications to provide timely information on what you want to know.

Global Navigation Panel
The Global Navigation Panel provides easy access to items within Learn 9 including shortcuts, access to tools and settings.

Documentation


Adding a Banner to your Course
Banners are only seen on the entry page of your course.

Making Your Course Available to Students
Courses become available to students the first day of classes. If you want to make your course available early use these steps to do so.

Getting Started with Course Content
Basic Quick Fact Sheet

Copying Materials from One Course to Another
Materials can be copied from one course to another at any time. You can copy materials from your sandbox, from the same or different semesters.

Best Practices


Creating Banners Using Powerpoint
If you don't have access to a graphics program, why not use Powerpoint to create a Banner?

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Building Course Content

 
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Using the Content Editor

Building a Learning Module
Yes Learning Modules are available in Learn 9 but we recommend you do not use them. The enhancement they provide (table of contents) is not worth the issues they cause (lost real estate on the screen). Instead we recommend that you use regular Content Pages.

Creating Glossary Terms

Adding Textbook Information to your Course
You can enter information on what textbook is required and/or recommended for your course.

Creating Tool Links

Adding URLs
Learn how to add websites to your course.

Adding Mashups
A mashup grabs data from other sources and allows you to copy it directly in your course. For example through a keyword search you can add YouTube videos into your course content with a couple of clicks!

Adding Web Content to your Course Files
If you have html files that you want to add to your course, it's very simple using these instructions.

Documentation


Quick Start Guide


Adding Textbook Information to your Course


Creating Learning Modules

Using the Content Editor

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Reporting and Statistics Utilities


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Turning on Statistics Tracking for Content Items


Running and Saving Course Reports

Retention Center

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Working Within Content Collection


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Creating a Folder in the Content Collection

Uploading Files to the Content Collection


Uploading Zipped Files to the Content Collection
You can compress all files of a single folder into one file and upload it one time. This saves having to make multiple uploads.

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Using Discussion Boards


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Creating Discussion Board Forums
A discussion board forum is an area where participants discuss a topic or a group of related topics. Within each forum, users can create multiple threads. A thread includes the initial post and all replies to it.

Replying to Discussion Board Threads

Grading Discussion Board Threads

Searching Discussion Board Threads and Collecting Posts

Documentation

Working with Interactive Tools

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Working with Groups


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Creating a Group

Creating Group Sets

Documentation

Working with Groups

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Using Blogs and Journals


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Creating a Journal

Creating and Editing Journal Entries


Commenting on Journal Entries


Creating Blogs


Creating and Editing Blog Entries


Commenting on Blog Entries

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Using Wikis


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Creating Wikis
Wikis make it possible for faculty and students to collaborate, organize and present their work within a secure environment. Instructors can easily monitor Wiki activity to see who is contributing and what they are contributing.

Adding Rich Content to Wiki Pages

Editing Wikis

Viewing Wiki Page History

Grading Wikis

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Streaming Video Service


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Kaltura Streaming Media Server
This streaming media service allows for uploading videos, audio and images. When using this service, the videos you load are cross-compatible, requiring no plug-in installation for any end user.

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Announcements and Communications


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Creating Announcements

Creating Contact Information


Using eMail
eMail is a tool that allows you to initiate an email to your students that is then delivered to their southern email account. Should the students respond to the email you initiated, the response would be received in your southern mail account. So you are using Learn 9 to initiate the email but the actual conversation takes place entirely within the southern mail system.

Using Messaging
Messaging is an internal mail system only. The mail is always contained within the Learn 9 system. You must login to receive or send mail.

Using Banner to email your class

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Using the Grade Center


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Customizing the Grade Center

Creating Smart Views
Creating Smart Views in the Blackboard Grade Center will allow you to select specific criteria to view student achievement. There are several default Smart Views available on the Grade Center, but you can also create your own.

Inline Grading
Inline grading allows faculty and students to avoid the tedious downloading and uploading of submissions in order to comment or make corrections. Now you can do it all within the system.

Viewing Grade Details
Grade Details is used for clearing of attempts, exemption of attempts, grading history, grade overrides and so forth.

Anonymous Grading
Anonymous grading allows you to grade students assignments and projects without seeing their name thus removing any possibility of preferential treatment, etc.

Creating Grading Notes
Grading notes are private notations for your own view. Students do not see Grading Notes.

Creating Rubrics

Associating Rubrics with Gradable Items

Grading Assessment Questions
Learn 9 cannot grade question types such as essays or short answer. Those need your interpretation during grading. This video will show you how to grade these types of questions.

Viewing and Downloading the Grade Center
Download the Grade Center into an Excel spreadsheet

Color Coding the Grade Center
User-defined rules to apply color to the cells in the Grade Center grid, either by grade or status. Color coding the Grade Center provides visual indicators to help you interpret information quickly.

Documentation

Getting started with the Grade Center

Adding a Column to the Grade Center
You can manually add columns to the grade center for things like participation, or attendance. If you hand out paper assignments in class, you can submit grades through Learn 9 thus alleviating the constant emailing of grades to your students.

The "Needs Grading" Page
If you have a heavy grading load, the Needs Grading page can help you determine what needs attention first and allows you to access it quickly. You can view all items ready for grading or review on the Needs Grading page, where you can begin grading and reviewing or sort and filter columns to narrow the list. Attempts are placed in a queue for easy navigation among items.

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Tests, Surveys and Pools


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Creating Tests
Setting Test Options (Deploying Tests)
Reading Survey Submissions
Importing or Exporting a Test or Survey
Uploading Questions from Excel
Awarding Negative Points for Incorrect Answers
Creating Fill in the Blank Questions
Creating Short Answer Questions
Creating Matching Questions
Creating True False Questions
Creating Calculated Formula Questions
Creating Calculated Numeric Question
Creating Essay Questions

Creating Fill in Multiple Blank Questions
Creating Hot Spot Questions
Creating Jumbled Questions
Creating Likert Questions
Creating Multiple Answer Questions
Creating Multiple Choice Questions
Creating Ordering Questions
Creating Quiz Bowl Questions
Creating a Random Block of Questions

Best Practices and Documentation

Testing Tips

Providing Extended Time for Students

Assessment Item Analysis
Refine tests and quizzes by evaluating the quality and validity of each question.

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Assignments


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Downloading Assignment Submissions
Download assignment submissions to review offline instead of reviewing them online in the Grade Center. You can choose to download all or only selected submissions as a single zipped file.

Inline Grading
There is no need to download student submissions, they can be marked up, commented on and returned to the student all within the system.

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Student Performance


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Performance Dashboard
The Performance Dashboard provides you with a view into all types of user activity in a course or organization. All users enrolled in your course are listed, including instructors, students, teaching assistants, graders, observers, and guests, with pertinent information about each user’s progress and activity.

Sending Notifications