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Teaching & Learning

Contact Information for Classroom Support
Phone (775) 784-6085
Location Edmund J. Cain Hall
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0208
Contact Contact TLT

Contact Information for Instructional Design
Phone (775) 682-6798
Fax (775) 784-4529
Location Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Suite 411
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0208
Contact Contact IDT

WebCampus Tutorials

Here you can find a list of all of the current tutorials and videos for WebCampus. Feel free to look around at the various tutorials listed. To download a PDF or to watch one of the instructional videos, simply click on the link.

Student Resources

+ Logging In

Getting Started

If you are a University of Nevada, Reno employee or student, your WebCampus username is your NetID and your password is your NetID Password. If you are a Medical School student or employee, your username is your MedID.

If you have forgotten your password, your NetID password, you can reset it by answering verification questions at https://security.unr.edu/Account/ForgotPassword.

Activating Your NetID

To learn what your NetID is and to begin using it for the first time, you must first "activate" it. For activation of your NetID please go to https://security.unr.edu/Account/Activate and follow the step-by-step process. Medical School employees and students are currently assigned a MedID by the Med School Helpdesk, so if you do not know your MedID or need to get one created, call the Helpdesk at 775-784-3534.

Changing Your NetID Password

As of August 1, 2010, you must change your NetID password annually or your account will expire. If you have not changed your NetID password in the last year, go Change Your Password.

Difficulties Logging In?

Your WebCampus Username and Password:

If you enter your NetID password incorrectly three times, your NetID account will be locked and you must call or stop by the Research & Computing Helpdesk in the Knowledge Center (775-682-5000, second floor of the Knowledge Center) to get it unlocked and reset.

Trouble Using WebCampus:

If you are having trouble using WebCampus other than login problems, there may be a problem with your browser, software on your computer or your internet connection. See the Supported Browsers and Recommended Settings page. Blackboard Support also provides a complete list of the test release levels and support software at Blackboard Help for Students.

If WebCampus seems to running slower than normal, then deleting the Temporary Internet files in your browser may resolve the issue. In Internet Explorer, you can delete Temporary Internet files by selecting Internet Options from the Tools menu and then by click on [Delete Files] in the Browsing History section on the General tab. In Firefox, select Clear Private Data from the Tools menu.

Reporting Errors:

If you continue to have problems with WebCampus, after doing a browser check and checking the troubleshooting information, please contact the UNR Help Desk (775) 682-5000 or help@unr.edu.

Research & Computing Help Desk

For additional questions or assistance with your NetID, contact:

Research and Computing Help Desk
Main Atrium, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center 
1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89557
(775)682-5000 or help@unr.edu

@One
First Floor, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center 
1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89557
(775) 682-5696 or atone@unr.edu

+ Using WebCampus Tools

Email Tool

Getting Started

In this module you can find any and all resources available for using the Email Tool in your courses.

Sending an Email

Below you can find any available resources on sending an email through WebCampus.

Send an Email Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Send an Email
(Video CC)

Assignments & Tests

Getting Started

In this module you can find any and all resources available for Assignments and Tests in your courses. Including how to submit an Assignment in WebCampus as well as how to take a Test in your WebCampus course.

Submitting an Assignment

Below you can find any available resources on submitting assignments in WebCampus.

Submit an Assignment Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Submit an Assignment
(Video CC)
Taking a Test

Below you can find any available resources on taking tests in WebCampus.

Take a Test Handout
Take a Test
(Handout)

Discussion Board

Getting Started

In this module you can find any and all resources available for using the Discussion Board within your WebCampus course.

Creating a Discussion Board Thread

Below you can find any available resources on creating a Discussion Board Thread.

Create a Discussion Board Thread Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Create a Thread
(Video CC)
Creating a Discussion Board Post

Below you can find any available resources on creating a Post in a Discussion Board.

Create a Discussion Board Post Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Create a Post
(Video CC)
Organizing Discussion Board Posts

Below you can find any available resources on organizing Discussion Board Posts.

Organizing Discussion Board Posts Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Organize Posts
(Video CC)
Viewing Discussion Board Grades

Below you can find any available resources on viewing grades for a Discussion Board.

View Discussion Board Grades Video with Optional Closed Captioning
View Grades
(Video CC)

Blogs & Journals

Getting Started

In this module you can find any and all resources available for utilizing Blogs and Journals in your WebCampus course.

Creating a Blog Entry

Below you can find any available resources on creating a Blog Entry.

Create a Blog Entry Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Create a Blog Entry
(Video CC)

Wikis

Getting Started

In this module you can find any and all resources available for utilizing Wikis in your WebCampus course.

Creating & Editing a Wiki Page

Below you can find any available resources on Creating and Editing a Wiki Page.

Create/Edit a Wiki Page Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Create/Edit a Wiki Page
(Video CC)
View My Contribution to a Wiki

Below you can find any available resources on viewing your contribution to a Wiki.

View My Contribution to a Wiki Video with Optional Closed Captioning
View My Contribution
(Video CC)

Groups

Getting Started

In this module you can find any and all resources available for using Groups in WebCampus.

Working in Groups

Below you can find any available resources on working in Groups using WebCampus.

Working in Groups Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Working in Groups
(Video CC)

Course Map

Getting Started

In this module you can find any and all resources available for using the Course Map in your WebCampus course.

Using the Course Map

Below you can find any available resources on using the Course Map.

Using the Course Map Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Use the Course Map
(Video CC)

My Grades

Getting Started

In this module you can find any and all resources available for accessing and checking your grades for all of your WebCampus courses.

Checking Your Grades

Below you can find any available resources on checking your grades in WebCampus.

Checking My Grades Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Check My Grades
(Video CC)

Faculty Resources

+ Understanding & Building Your Course

Getting Started

Quick Start Guide (PDF)

The basic structure of a course should be kept as simple as possible yet provide the student with the best navigation path.  There are only a few basic tools that are needed to construct a course.  These are:

  • Content Area
  • Content Folder
  • Item
  • File
  • Learning Module

Creating a Content Area

The content area is the basic building block used to add content to a course. The content area is linked from the course menu and can contain any type of content needed in your course. You may have multiple content areas within your course. This tutorial explains how to create a content area.

http://teaching.unr.edu/wcltutorials.htmlContent Area Video
Add Content Area (Video)
http://teaching.unr.edu/wcltutorials.htmlContent Area Video with Closed Captioning
Add Content Area (Video CC)
Adding a Content Area Video Script
Add Content Area (Video Script)
Adding a Content Area Handout
Add Content Area (Handout PDF)

Creating a Content Folder

This tutorial will show you how to create a Content Folder in WebCampus. A Content Folder is a container for course materials presented in a linear format. Content Folders can include individual items, such as links to files, activities and assessments as well as other folders.

Creating a Content Folder Video
Create Content Folder (Video)
Creating a Content Folder Video with Closed Captioning
Create Content Folder (Video CC)
Creating a Content Folder Video Script
Create Content Folder (Video Script)
Creating a Content Folder Handout
Create Content Folder
(Handout PDF)

Creating an Item Using the Content Editor

The item is used to create any text or graphics that will be displayed on a course page. The Item is one of the most versatile and useful tools available to you. The link below is a quick video tutorial that explains how to use the Content Editor to create an Item.

Using Content Editor Video with Closed Captioning
Using the Content Editor
(Video CC)

Adding Files to Your Course

Files are added to your course using the File Tool and this creates a link that your students use to access the files.  You have the option to preload files to the Files Section of your course making creation of File links simpler.  This set of tutorials provides information on uploading file to the Files Section of your course.

Adding Multiple Files to Course Video with Closed Captioning
Upload Multiple Files
(Video CC)
Adding Files to Course Handout
Adding Files
(Handout PDF)

Uploading a Syllabus

The basic course shell includes a link for you to use to upload your course syllabus.  The following tutorial explains how to upload your syllabus using this link.  It is recommended that your syllabus be created using PDF format before uploading to your course.

Upload a Syllabus Video
Upload a Syllabus (Video)
Upload a Syllabus Video with Closed Captioning
Upload a Syllabus (Video CC)
Upload a Syllabus Video Script
Upload a Syllabus (Video Script)
Upload a Syllabus Handout
Upload a Syllabus (Handout PDF)

Creating a Mashup

Mashups allow Instructors to add content to a Course that is from an external Web site. This content is used in a variety of ways within a Course: a standalone piece of Course Content, part of a test question, a topic on a Discussion Board, or as part of an assignment. The content displayed in a course will still reside on the external Web site.

Creating a Mashup Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Creating a Mashup
(Video CC)
Creating a Mashup Item Web Document
Creating a Mashup Item
(Web Document)
Creating a Mashup Item Using Text Editor Web Document
Creating a Mashup Item Using Text Editor
(Web Document)

Creating a Learning Module

This tutorial will show you how to create a Learning Module in WebCampus. A Learning Module is an organized collection of course materials presented with a table of contents. A Learning Module usually consists of content items in html, pdf or PowerPoint format; multimedia items such as video or audio files; activities such as discussions, quizzes, assignments, wikis and more.

Creating a Learning Module Video
Creating a Learning Module (Video)
Creating a Learning Module Video with Closed Captioning
Creating a Learning Module (Video CC)
Creating a Learning Module Video Script
Creating a Learning Module
(Video Script)
Creating a Learning Module Handout
Creating a Learning Module
(Handout PDF)

Changing the Availability of a Course

This tutorial will show you how to change the availability of your course. It’s an important setting for preventing students from accessing your course while it is under development, and making your course visible when the semester starts. It can also be used to grant students access before the semester begins, or keep the course available to the students after the semester is over.

Change Course Availability Video
Change Course Availability (Video)
Change Course Availability Video with Closed Captioning
Change Course Availability
(Video CC)
Change Course Availability Video Script
Change Course Availability
(Video Script)
Change Course Availability Handout
Change Course Availability
(Handout PDF)

Adding a Banner

This tutorial will show you how to add a banner to your WebCampus course. The banner will appear on the top of the page that serves as an Entry Point to your course. The banner image must be created beforehand in a separate graphics application, such as Photoshop or Illustrator and saved as JPG or PNG file.

Add Banner Video
Add a Banner (Video)
Add Banner Video with Closed Captioning
Add a Banner
(Video CC)
Add Banner Video Script
Add a Banner
(Video Script)
Add Banner Handout
Add a Banner
(Handout PDF)

+ Communicating & Collaborating

Getting Started

This module provides information on using WebCampus to communicate with your students and to create opportunities for your students to collaborate through class activities and group projects.

WebCampus contains three tools designed to assist you with communicating with your students.  These tools are announcement, messages and email.  In addition, WebCampus has a calendar can be used to display scheduled activities based on due.

Creating an Announcement

This tutorial will show you how to create an announcement in WebCampus Learn. Creating Announcements is very useful whether it’s in a hybrid, online or a face-to-face course. Announcements can be used to inform students of events, changes to the course or other time-sensitive information.

Create Announcement Video
Create Announcement (Video)
Create Announcement Video with Closed Captioning
Create Announcement (Video CC)
Create Announcement Video Script
Create Announcement (Video Script)
Create Announcement Handout
Create Announcement (Handout PDF)

Using the Messages Tool

This tutorial will show you how to use Messages tool in WebCampus. Please note that there are actually two mail-related tools available in WebCampus – Messages and Send Email.

Using Messages Tool Video
Using the Messages Tool (Video)
Using Messages Tool with Closed Captioning
Using the Messages Tool (Video CC)
Using Messages Tool Video Script
Using the Messages Tool (Video Script)
Using Messages Tool Handout
Using the Messages Tool (Handout PDF)

Using the Email Tool

This tutorial will show you how to use Email tool in WebCampus. Please note that there are actually two mail-related tools available in WebCampus – Send Email and Messages.

Using the Email Tool with Closed Captioning
Using the Email Tool
(Video CC)
Using the Email Tool Tool Handout
Using the Email Tool
(Handout PDF)

Using the Discussion Board

Below you can find various video tutorials provided by Blackboard discussing the various aspects of the Discussion Board, from creating one, creating and replying to threads, grading a Discussion Board, and more!

Create a Discussion Board Forum Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Create a Forum (Video CC)
Moderate a Discussion Board Forum Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Moderate a Forum (Video CC)
Change Discussion Board Forum Settings Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Change Forum Settings (Video CC)
Grade a Discussion Board Forum Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Grade a Forum (Video CC)
Create a Discussion Board Thread Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Create a Thread (Video CC)
Reply to a Discussion Board Thread Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Reply to a Thread (Video CC)
Grade a Discussion Board Thread Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Grade a Thread (Video CC)
Rate a Discussion Board Thread Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Rate a Thread
(Video CC)
Tag a Discussion Board Post Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Tagging Posts
(Video CC)
Search and Collect Discussion Board Posts Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Search & Collect Posts (Video CC)
Manage Discussion Board Roles Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Manage Roles
(Video CC)
 

Using Groups

Below you can find some links to Blackboard materials regarding how to create and use Groups within your WebCampus course:

Getting Started with Groups Web Document
Getting Started with Groups
(Web Document)
Creating a Group Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Creating a
Group (Video CC)
Creating a Group Set Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Creating a Group Set
(Video CC)

Using Blogs & Journals

Below you can find various links to Blackboard materials regarding how to create and use Blogs and Journals within your WebCampus course:

Create a Blog Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Create a Blog
(Video CC)
Create and Edit a Blog Entry Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Create & Edit a Blog Entry (Video CC)
Comment on a Blog Entry Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Comment on a Blog Entry
(Video CC)
Create a Journal Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Create a Journal
(Video CC)
Create and Edit a Journal Entry Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Create & Edit a Journal
Entry (Video CC)
Comment on a Journal Entry Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Comment on a Journal
Entry (Video CC)

Using Wikis

Below you can find various links to Blackboard materials regarding how to add, use, and grade a Wiki within your WebCampus course:

Create a Wiki Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Create a Wiki
(Video CC)
Edit a Wiki Page Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Edit a Wiki Page
(Video CC)
Add Rich Content to a Wiki Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Add Rich Content
to a Wiki (Video CC)
Link Wiki Pages Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Link Wiki Pages
(Video CC)
View a Wiki Page History Video with Optional Closed Captioning
View a Wiki Page History
(Video CC)
Grade a Wiki Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Grade a Wiki
(Video CC)

+ Grade Center

Getting Started

Your student will want to know how well they are doing and the Grade Center is your tool for providing your students with this information.

The scores for many of the student activities in WebCampus such as discussion forums, assignments and tests can recorded directly into the grade center based on how you create and customize the activities. You also have the option to enter graded directly into the grade center by establishing Grade Center columns for these scores.

Downloading Grades

This tutorial will show you how to download grades from the Grade Center.  Full or partial data can be downloaded from the Grade Center. Data can be downloaded as tab-delimited or comma-delimited files. Downloaded files can be saved on a local computer or in a Content Collection folder.

Downloading Grades with Optional Closed Captioning
Downloading Grades
(Video CC)
Downloading Grades Video Script
Downloading Grades
(Video Script)
Downloading Grades Handout
Downloading Grades
(Handout PDF)

Uploading Grades

This tutorial will show you how to upload the offline grade center file to the Grade Center. Tip: To obtain a file that is formatted correctly for uploading, download the full Grade Center first and open it in a text editor or spreadsheet application. Existing columns will have Column ID numbers that must be included in future uploads. New column will be uploaded to Grade Center as a new grade column. After adding or revising the offline grade center file, you can upload it to update the Grade Center.

Uploading Grades with Optional Closed Captioning
Uploading Grades
(Video CC)
Uploading Grades Video Script
Uploading Grades
(Video Script)
Uploading Grades Handout
Uploading Grades
(Handout PDF)

Creating a Grade Center Column

This tutorial will show you how to create a column in the Grade Center.

Creating a Grade Center Column Handout
Creating a Column
(Handout PDF)

Managing Grade Center Columns

Nothing yet. Please check back later as we update this portion of the website to contain tutorials for this topic, and many others to best help you set up and manage your course!

If you need assistance with this topic sooner than that, feel free to contact Instructional Design!

Entering Grades Manually

Nothing yet. Please check back later as we update this portion of the website to contain tutorials for this topic, and many others to best help you set up and manage your course!

If you need assistance with this topic sooner than that, feel free to contact Instructional Design!

Adding/Modifying Grades

This tutorial will show you how to manually enter or modify grades in the Grade Center.

Adding/Modifying Grades Handout
Adding/Modifying Grades
(Handout PDF)

Overriding Grades

This tutorial will show you how to override grades in the Grade Center.

Overriding Grades with Optional Closed Captioning
Overriding Grades
(Video CC)
Override Grades Video Script
Overriding Grades
(Video Script)
Overriding Grades Handout
Overriding Grades
(Handout PDF)

Reverting Grades

This tutorial will show you how to restore an overridden grade in the Grade Center.

Reverting Grades Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Reverting Grades
(Video CC)
Reverting Grades Video Script
Reverting Grades
(Video Script)
Reverting Grades Handout
Reverting Grades
(Handout PDF)

My Grades (Student View)

Nothing yet. Please check back later as we update this portion of the website to contain tutorials for this topic, and many others to best help you set up and manage your course!

If you need assistance with this topic sooner than that, feel free to contact Instructional Design!

Creating an Assignment Dropbox

Nothing yet. Please check back later as we update this portion of the website to contain tutorials for this topic, and many others to best help you set up and manage your course!

If you need assistance with this topic sooner than that, feel free to contact Instructional Design!

Using SmartViews

This tutorial will show you how to develop and use the Smart Views tool to view and download groups of  students based on certain criteria. For example, you only want to see student grades for assignment one and two out of eight assignments, or you want to see students who failed the online quiz.

Using SmartViews Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Using SmartViews
(Video CC)
Using SmartViews Handout
Using SmartViews
(Handout PDF)

Reporting in Grade Center

Below you can find a tutorial handout that goes step-by-step through creating a grade report in the Grade Center.

Creating a Grade Report Handout
Creating a Grade Report
(Handout PDF)

+ Assessing Learners

Getting Started

This module covers using the assessment tools of WebCampus.  These tools include Assignments, Tests, Surveys, and SafeAssign. This module will also hold tutorials on creating Rubrics, as well as how to utilize the Performance Dashboard in your course.

Assignments

Getting Started

Below you can find a link to a Blackboard web document that gives a brief overview of how to use the Assignments Tool in WebCampus!

Getting Started with the Assignments Tool Web Document
Getting Started with the
Assignments Tool (Web Document)
Grading Assignments

Below you can find various resources on how to grade assignments in WebCampus.

DGrading Assignments Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Grading Assignments
(Video CC)
Grading Assignments Video Script
Grading Assignments
(Video Script)
Grading Assignments Handout
Grading Assignments
(Handout PDF)

Surveys

Getting Started

A survey within Blackboard is a non-graded assessment tool that records answers anonymously. Blackboard will record when the survey is taken but will not associate answers with an individual user; no individual feedback can be provided for a survey.

Exporting/Importing a Survey

Below you can view a tutorial on all that is involved in exporting and importing a Survey in WebCampus.

Exporting/Importing a Survey Video Tutorial with Optional Closed Captioning
Exporting/Importing a Survey
(Video CC)
Reading Survey Submissions

Below you can view a tutorial that discusses how you can read Survey submissions in your WebCampus course.

Reading Survey Submissions Video Tutorial with Optional Closed Captioning
Reading Survey Submissions
(Video CC)

SafeAssign

Getting Started

SafeAssign is a plagiarism checking tool available in WebCampus.  In the section, you will be introduced to SafeAssign to better understand the functionality of the tool.

Adding SafeAssign

Below you can find a tutorial on how to add SafeAssign to your course.

Adding SafeAssign Handout
Adding SafeAssign
(Handout)
Using SafeAssign

Below you can find a link to a Blackboard tutorial on how to use SafeAssign with an assignment in your WebCampus course.

Using SafeAssign Video Tutorial with Optional Closed Captioning
Using SafeAssign
(Video CC)
Submitting Assignments Using SafeAssign

Below you can find a handout on how your students can submit assignments through SafeAssign in your WebCampus course.

Submitting Assignments Using SafeAssign Handout
Submitting Assignments with
SafeAssign (Handout)
Using DirectSubmit Within SafeAssign

Here you can find a step-by-step tutorial that describes how you can use DirectSubmit within SafeAssign in your WebCampus course.

Using DirectSubmit with SafeAssign Handout
Using DirectSubmit with
SafeAssign (Handout)
Reporting in SafeAssign

Below you can find a handout describing the Reporting functionality included in SafeAssign.

Reporting in SafeAssign Handout
Reporting in
SafeAssign (Handout)

Rubrics

Getting Started

A rubric provides a fast and easy way to grade various assignments, blogs, journals, wikis, etc. Using the interactive rubric tool in Blackboard, create a rubric specifying how student contributions will be assessed and then attach the rubric when enabling grading of the assignment, blog, etc.

Interactive rubrics help you evaluate student work consistently and objectively. Scores entered into a rubric that is associated with an assignment or gradable forum, wiki, blog, or journal are reflected in the Grade Center.

Creating a Rubric

Below you can find a Blackboard tutorial explaining how to create a Rubric for an assignment in your course.

Creating a Rubric Video Tutorial with Optional Closed Captioning
Create a Rubric
(Video CC)

Performance Dashboard

Getting Started

Offers a quick "at-a-glance" view of student performance. The dashboard displays all of the students on a single screen and includes the days since the students' last access, the number of discussion board postings each student made, the number of Retention Center rules the student matches, and a link to the Grade Center.

Using the Performance Dashboard

Below you can find various resources on how you can utilize the Performance Dashboard in your course.

Using the Performance Dashboard Video with Optional Closed Captioning
Using the Performance Dashboard
(Video CC)
Using the Performance Dashboard Handout
Using the Performance Dashboard
(Handout PDF)

+ What's New

Service Pack 11

Below you can find a list of all the new features that have come out in Service Pack 11:

  • Themes: The current theme in WebCampus is no longer being supported by Blackboard. A new look and feel of the user interface in WebCampus is being updated to support new features and tools.
  • Collaborate: Blackboard's newest online meeting solution is now available.
  • Kaltura Media Integration: Upload and imbed video with dedicated online hosting.
  • Retention Center: Retention Center is replacing the current Early Warning System. The Retention Center provides an easy way for instructors to discover which students in their courses are at risk.

As always, if you want to find out more, feel free to register for one of our various workshops!

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