May 062020

Here is what you need to know and do! Where are my Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Blackboard course shells? You will find empty Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 shells waiting for you in the new Blackboard instance at You will also find zzzz_777_username development shells to use the same way you have previously […]

 May 6, 2020  Posted by at 5:50 pm Bb News, Bb News - Faculty Comments Off on *Important Steps for Moving to New Blackboard Instance*
Apr 302020

Online Instructor Training For about 20 years now, HVCC has had a Quality Assurance protocol that requires online faculty to be trained in best practices. Additionally, the faculty contract requires it. And SUNY research has documented that it takes about 150 hours to build a course. Because HVCC is committed to Faculty academic freedom, we […]

 April 30, 2020  Posted by at 1:43 pm Bb News, Bb News - Faculty, BBLMS, Training Comments Off on TRAINING SCHEDULE
Mar 202020

TechSmith Knowmia is an easy-to-use video creation and sharing platform that has robust accessibility support for video content. It also has features for student engagement with quizzing, analytics, and conversations. Use the HVCC TechSmith Knowmia instance to create your multimedia content (video creation, video uploading, YouTube Importer) because starting in Blackboard doesn’t give you full […]

 March 20, 2020  Posted by at 2:54 pm Bb News, Bb News - Faculty, Uncategorized Comments Off on TechSmith KNOWMIA
Mar 122020

How to Login to Zoom How to schedule Zoom meetings How to control your Zoom meeting Using Zoom Conference Calls How to join a Zoom meeting as a participant (student) Creating a Zoom Link in Blackboard Zoom Recordings to Knowmia for ADA Compliance and Storage (allows for saved recordings with captions for ADA compliance) Best […]

 March 12, 2020  Posted by at 9:03 pm Bb News, Bb News - Faculty Comments Off on ZOOM TUTORIALS
Mar 112020

VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables users to add images, documents, and videos. Other users can add voice, text, audio files, or video comments. We have integrated VoiceThread with Blackboard so you can create and access VoiceThread materials easily from your Blackboard course. Instructor Resources Integrating VoiceThread with your Blackboard course […]

 March 11, 2020  Posted by at 3:02 pm Bb News, Bb News - Faculty, Communications and Collaboration, VoiceThread Comments Off on VOICETHREAD TUTORIALS
Mar 042020

Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool designed for education. With the tools available and the capabilities, you can engage in a virtual classroom as if it were face-to-face. How to Create a Blackboard Collaborate Course Menu Link Frequently Asked Questions – Running Secure and Successful Sessions Troubleshooting Audio/Video Quality Issues The resources below […]

Sep 092019

You may have noticed new icons on some course content. These new icons are part of an accessibility tool called Ally that has been deployed on our Blackboard site. This tool focuses on helping faculty make new and existing content more accessible to students in Blackboard. It also offers students alternative formats for accessing content […]

 September 9, 2019  Posted by at 11:21 am Bb News, Bb News - Faculty Comments Off on Blackboard ALLY
Sep 222014

You may need to allow pop-up windows or disable them to view websites that are external to Blackboard such as Publisher Content and Resources. You will also need to allow pop-ups or turn off pop-up blockers: For Firefox Users: For Internet Explorer Users: For Chrome Users: For Safari Mac Users:

 September 22, 2014  Posted by at 9:24 am Basic Computer Skills, Bb News, Bb News - Faculty Comments Off on Pop-up Blockers – Accessing Publisher Content and Websites