How to find your courses in Blckboard The majority of remote learning at Wichita State is done online through the Blackboard platform, with assistance from Zoom. In Step 3, you will learn more about Zoom. This step will focus on getting you acquainted with the Blackboard profile. Step 2’s goal is to help students become comfortable and familiar with the Blackboard uark Learn course environment.
Find your courses in Blackboard.
Log in to Blackboard, the University’s learning management system, with your regular WSU credentials (WSUID and password). Make sure to login directly by typing blackboard.wichita.edu into your browser’s address bar. Logging in through the MyWSU portal will result in time-outs, which will be especially troublesome during tests and quizzes.
- Once you’ve logged in, look for the “My Courses” link at the top of the page and click it. It’s fine if you see two links to “My Courses.” You may select either link.
- Find your current term’s courses. There is a Blackboard area for each course in which you are enrolled.
- Click on the title of the first course you want to look at. This will take you to the Blackboard site for this particular course. You will enter your course on the “Announcements” page for most courses, but your instructors have control over how the course is designed and may choose a different entry point.
- Congratulations! You discovered your course in Blackboard. Proceed to “click around” your course to see what’s there and how it’s organised, then return to the “My Courses” page to find the rest of your courses.
Blackboard, look for your tutoring labs.
Many tutoring services are available through Blackboard if you require them. Blackboard tutoring is available at the following tutoring centres:
- GEEKS Academic Success and Tutoring Center
- Writing and Math Lab
- These services are available through Blackboard’s “My Institution,” “My Courses,” and “My Organizations” tabs.
- When you first arrive at a tutoring centre, you will be asked to “enrol” in the service via Blackboard, which is free and simple to do.
Post to a Blackboard discussion board.
Many online and hybrid courses include a discussion board component, which serves to asynchronously replace many traditional classroom interactions. These may take the form of a for-credit assignment, a forum for students to ask questions of the instructor, or a place for students to communicate with one another in the course. An original post, also known as a “new thread,” and a “reply” post are the two ways to post to a discussion board.
You must first navigate to your course in Blackboard. usually found as a button on the left-side navigation pane. however, be listed as a link from within a course or module folder. If you still can’t find your discussion board, go to the navigation pane, click “Tools,” and then scroll down to “Discussion Board.” Select the link. NOTE: The instructor can edit and reorder the buttons in the navigation pane, so each class will look slightly different.
You have now entered the main Discussion Board. To access a forum, click on its title. To make a post, go to the ribbon and click the “Create Thread” button (the top-menu of the discussion area).
Many for-credit discussion forums will require you to “post first” before reading the posts of your classmates. This means that when you first enter the discussion, there will be no postings, but once you post, you will see any other postings made by your classmates. In this case, click the “Create Thread” button in the centre of your page.
The Create Thread dialogue box will appear. You must provide a subject line for your post here. After that, enter your post into the text box. wpc 15 A full-screen button is located in the upper right corner of the ribbon menu. This is especially useful if you have a lengthy post. If required, or for any other reason, you may attach a file to your post by clicking the “Browse my Computer” button. Click on the subject to read a classmate’s post.
If you are having problems with Blackboard, you may find the following simple troubleshooting techniques useful Make Sure You’re Connected to the Internet. You may discover that you have lost your connection, especially if you are using Wifi.wpc 15
Change browsers. A “browser” is the programme that allows you to access the Internet. Chrome and Firefox are two good browsers to try for Blackboard. If you use a Mac, Safari usually works well as well. Remember to login to Blackboard directly by typing blackboard.wichita.edu into the address bar when you try a different browser. Do not use MyWSU to log in. Also, keep in mind that Internet Explorer and Edge are both free.