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Blackboard & Distance Education Guide: Blackboard for Instructors

Blackboard is a learning environment where students submit class assignments, take tests, participate in group discussions, read announcements, and more. Instructors also use Blackboard to provide information to students and to track attendance and record grades.

Whether you're a student or an instructor, learning how to use Blackboard is vital to your success at CPTC.

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Find more information on using Open Educational Resources within the CPTC OER LibGuide. This guide offers information on copyright, OER materials, and accessibility within your Blackboard site. 

Blackboard has a YouTube channel with videos to help instructors learn how to create tests and discussion forums, make announcements, create rubrics for grading, and more.

A searchable resource page for instructors can be found on the Blackboard Help page.

You can submit a Helpdesk Request Form directly from the Blackboard Login page to contact our Distance Education department. Our Coordinator of Distance Education can get you access to a Blackboard essentials training course.

Faculty have access to additional resources within the Faculty Organization located in Blackboard under My Organizations. 

Blackboard Faculty Organization

Blackboard Faculty Organization

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Find more information on the use of copyrighted materials for educational and research purposes within the CPTC Copyright LibGuide. This guide offers information on copyright law, fair use, public domain, checklists, college procedures, and more to aid you in your courses.