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Faculty Tutorials

UST offers some self-paced Blackboard tutorials designed to help you learn how to accomplish common tasks. Check back frequently for additional tutorials. If you have any questions concerning Blackboard training, please contact us at

Special Notice regarding Assignments:
Blackboard is changing its annotation tool for Inline Grading from Crocodoc to New Box View from If you annotate students' submitted documents via Blackboard, or plan to, please see this document.

These tutorials are PDF files and will require Adobe Reader.

Tutorial Table of Contents:

Fundamentals & Content:


Communication & Collaboration:


Grading & Assessment:


Fundamentals & Content:

Getting Started with BB 9


Course Content

Course Calendar

Blackboard Ally

Other Tools

Communication & Collaboration:

Collaborate Ultra

Discussion Board

Group Management




Portfolios and Artifacts

Social Learning Tools

Grading & Assessment:

Assignment Tools

Assessment Tools


Grade Center


Retention Center

Mediasite Applications