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Retiring Campus Pack

Ohio University’s license for the Campus Pack tools will expire as of April 30, 2017 and the university will not be renewing it.
 

Blogs:

If you use Campus Pack blogs now, you can use the native Blackboard blogs tool. You can find the Blackboard blog tool on the Tools page in the course menu, or in the Tools menu on any Bb content page. You can find detailed instructions on creating Blackboard blogs in the Faculty How To Guides page of the Bb Support website:

https://www.ohio.edu/oit/bbsupport/howto/faculty/upload/Blogs-SP13-Final.pdf

Journals:

If you use Campus Pack journals now, you can use the native Blackboard journals tool. You can find the Blackboard journal tool on the Tools page in the course menu, or in the Tools menu on any Bb content page. You can find detailed instructions on creating Blackboard journals in the Faculty How To Guides page of the Bb Support website:

https://www.ohio.edu/oit/bbsupport/howto/faculty/upload/Blackboard-Journal-SP13r1.pdf

Wikis:

If you use Campus Pack wikis now, you can use the native Blackboard wikis tool. You can find the Blackboard wiki tool on the Tools page in the course menu, or in the Tools menu on any Bb content page. You can find detailed instructions on creating Blackboard wikis in the Faculty How To Guides page of the Bb Support website:

https://www.ohio.edu/oit/bbsupport/howto/faculty/upload/Blackboard-Wiki-SP13r1.pdf

Podcasts:

Though Blackboard does not have a “podcast” feature, there are several ways to embed existing audio and video recordings directly into Blackboard. Most audio and video files can be uploaded using the Audio and Video options on the Build Content menu of any Bb content area. You can find detailed instructions for adding audio and video files in the Faculty How To Guides page of the Bb Support website:

https://www.ohio.edu/oit/bbsupport/howto/faculty/upload/Multimedia-SP13-Final.pdf

 

If you need assistance with creating new audio or video files, please contact the instructional designers in the Office of Instructional Innovation.

https://www.ohio.edu/instructional-innovation/

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Blackboard Tips
Instructors:  Remember to make your course available for student viewing.  Here are the steps:
  • Open the course within Blackboard
  • Go to the Control Panel
  • Select Customization
  • Select Properties
  • Change the Available marker to Yes
  • Click Submit
 
Students:  If you do not see your course in Blackboard, it is because your instructor has not yet made it available to you.  
 
Please note: Your instructors have the option to use Blackboard, it is not required, so some of your courses may never appear within Blackboard.