What now? It can be overwhelming to navigate all the options and features. We’ve got your back. I have spent countless hours grading and communicating with students using Blackboard as a TA. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of this platform. This guide will help you master Blackboard. Whether you want to organize your course, communicate with professors, track grades and assignments or collaborate with others, it’ll show you how. After reading this guide, you will be collaborating with your professors, submitting assignments and checking grades like a pro. Let’s unlock TTU Blackboard to its full potential!
How to log in and What is TTU Blackboard
You’re taking an online class at TTU, and your professor has asked you to use Blackboard. It’s really not that complicated. TTU uses Blackboard, an online learning management system, where you can access course materials, submit homework, take tests and communicate with your teacher and classmates.
Enter your TTU email address and password to log in. The course page will appear automatically. Click “Courses”, at the top, to see all of your classes.
Staying On Top of Announcements
Check the “Announcements section” often. Your instructor may post important announcements to the course page. You can choose to receive notifications via email or mobile device.
Accessing course materials
You’ll find a variety of materials under “Content” such as the syllabus, videos or slides, readings and worksheets. Here you can download or view any materials provided by your instructor. Organize your files by topic or week with some folders that professors have created.
You’ll need to submit your assignments or assessments through the “Assignments/Assessments section” when they are due. You may also find folders here for your instructor’s different types of work. Follow the instructions carefully for each submission. Double check to make sure that you have uploaded your work correctly before the deadline.
Feedback and Grades
You can find feedback and scores for tests, assignments, discussions and other graded works in the “Grades section”. You can check here often to see your progress, and if you have received any feedback from your instructor.
After a while, Blackboard becomes second nature. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate asking your professors or checking the Blackboard Help site at TTU. This tool is a great way to ensure that you are successful this semester.
Key Features of TTU Blackboard Explained
Dashboard is where you will find your home base once you log into TTU Blackboard. The dashboard is your home base. Here you can access your courses, see the latest announcements and keep track of tasks and grades.
Click on the course you want to join under “My Courses”. Each course includes a variety of materials, such as assignments, forums and discussion boards. Attention to the welcome message or announcement at the beginning of the course. Your instructor may provide important information there.
Communication is essential. You can find updates on your course from your teacher or fellow students by checking the “Course messages” and “Announcements”. The “Course Messaging” tool allows you to send private messages directly to specific individuals.
You can use the “Discussion Board” for casual conversations or study groups. Your instructor might require that you post an introduction at the start of the term. Post questions and share your knowledge about the course material or assignments. These boards allow you to interact with other students.
You’ll need to submit your assignments or assessments through the “Assignments”, “Assessments”, or “Assessments sections.” Follow the instructions carefully for each submission. Give yourself enough time to upload documents or type in text boxes.
You’ll be familiarizing yourself with TTU Blackboard quickly if you do a bit of exploring. Take advantage of the tools it provides to enhance your learning and ask your instructor any questions you may have.
Accessing your Courses and Materials
To stay on track with your assignments, you must have access to all the information that is needed for your course in TTU Blackboard. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of the platform.
Find out what courses are available.
Log into TTU Blackboard to see your courses listed on the homepage. The courses you are currently enrolled in appear at the top. You can access the materials, assignments and grades for a particular course by clicking on its title.
You can’t locate a course in which you are enrolled? Verify your enrollment with your advisor or instructor, as there can be delays in the appearance of courses. New courses will usually be available within 24 to 48 hours after the start of a term.
Access Course Materials
You will find essential materials such as the syllabus, lectures, videos or slides, reading lists and instructions for assignments in your course. These resources can be found by clicking on the “Content” or “Learning Modules” link. Print or download materials to help you succeed.
You may also find materials posted in the sections ‘Announcements,’ ‘Discussions or’ ‘Resources’. Check your course website regularly to ensure you don’t forget any important posts.
The methods of submitting assignments will vary from course to course. You may be asked to submit your work via email, the ‘Assignments tool’, or the ‘Discussions tool’. Follow the instructions carefully to ensure that your work is completed on time and correctly.
Attach your completed work to the ‘Assignments submission’ and click “Submit”. You will receive confirmation that the upload was successful. Send your work via email from your TTU account and ask for a confirmation or receipt of delivery. Keep a record of all submissions to avoid any problems.
Communication and participation is key. Contact your instructor if you have any questions about your TTU Blackboard course, including how to access materials or submit assignments. You will be more successful this term if you make the most of the platform.
Checking grades and submitting assignments
Check that your instructor received your assignment after you have submitted it in TTU Blackboard. You should also check your grades frequently to avoid any surprises at the end. Here are some tips on how to submit assignments and monitor your progress.
Double check the files you have attached before clicking “Submit” when submitting assignments via TTU Blackboard. Take a second to double-check the file size and name before clicking ‘Submit’. It is easy to upload the wrong version.
Attention to submission guidelines. Others may have strict naming rules. Some require that files be in a certain format, such as.doc or pdf. If you follow these instructions, your work will be graded correctly. Message your instructor if anything is unclear.
You should see a confirmation on your screen once you have submitted. You should also check the submission page for your assignment again to ensure that the attachments have been listed as “Submitted” with the correct time and date. It will confirm that your work has been received and is ready for grading.
Monitoring Your Grades
TTU Blackboard helps you to keep track of your grades. My Grades provides a summary of all scores from tests, assignments and other coursework. Check this page regularly, particularly as deadlines near. You can check your standing at any time by comparing your grade to the possible total.
Attention to feedback or comments from your teacher. You may be given suggestions for areas to improve for upcoming assignments. Do not hesitate to ask questions regarding grades. You will not be surprised when you receive your final grades if you regularly monitor your progress.
You will be more successful in your course if you are actively involved in the submission of assignments and monitoring grades in TTU Blackboard. If you have questions about the platform, let your instructor know.
Stay connected on the go with TTU Blackboard mobile app
You can access your course information on the move with TTU Blackboard. You can download the app for free on an iOS or Android device.
Stay informed about deadlines, assignments, and events by checking for any new announcements. Enable push notifications so you receive alerts when announcements are made.
You can view your grades, as well as feedback from the instructor for all tests and assignments. View your GPA and overall course progress at a glance.
Examine course materials such as lecture notes, readings and presentations. Find what you are looking for by easily navigating weekly course modules.
You can participate in discussions directly through the app. Comment, like and reply to threads from your students and instructors.
Private messages can be sent and received between your instructor and fellow students. You can communicate with your instructor and peers without having to sign in to Blackboard.
After you log in, you can access most of the course material even if you do not have WiFi or an internet connection. You can work or study anywhere because your course information is saved locally on the device.
Blackboard is a great way to continue learning even outside of the classroom. Install it on your smartphone or tablet, and log in with your TTU-eRaider username/password. Open the menu and select your course. Then explore the tools such as announcements, grades and discussions. Mobile-optimized user interfaces make it easy to locate what you need.
You will never miss another important deadline or update by using the Blackboard App. You can achieve your academic goals anywhere you go with the ease of mobile access.
Now that you know some useful tips and tricks, your life as student will be a lot easier. These strategies will become second-nature with practice and you’ll be able to stay on top your classes and assignments. Technology can be frustrating at times, but when used correctly it can simplify and streamline. Take a deep breathe and get started – you can do it! You’ll have no problem navigating TTU Blackboard with the right tools and the right attitude. Start with the basics and explore the entire platform. Ask questions whenever you need to, but don’t neglect your notifications. Go forth and conquer the semester! Now you’re ready for the best of TTU Blackboard.