Guides and Tips

The most comprehensive Blackboard help resource for new and experienced instructors is Blackboard's own help site. It is very user friendly and the best part, it's searchable. It includes FAQs and how-tos on just about everything Blackboard offers.

We have also listed additional resources below to make your experience with Blackboard even better. CLEAR's Blackboard Tip Sheets were created by CLEAR instructional consultants with the UNT instructor in mind. Blackboard's Getting Started Guides are helpful for instructors that are new to Blackboard or instructors that want to start using a feature they haven't used before in their courses.

These resources listed below do not represent all of Blackboard's features but mainly the most common features used in Blackboard. For a comprehensive help guide, please visit Blackboard's help site


CLEAR's Blackboard Tip Sheets      

Anonymous Grading

Assessment Properties


Collaboration Tools

Content Editor

Date Management Tool

Delegated Grading

Discussion Tool

Downloading the Grade Book


Inline Grading

Look and Feel


Retention Center

Student Preview

Test Availability Blackboard Integration

Zip Code Survey

REEF Blackboard Link

REEF Account Setup


Blackboard's Getting Started Guides


Building a Test

Course Content

Course Environment

Grade Center