Tutorials

Tutorial 1: Class Pages

Distance Education Student Services created a short tutorial for faculty and instructional designers to explain some of the site's common features like how to register, and how to edit your class info pages. Download the tutorial as a PDF file.

Tutorial 2 : Turnitin

Turnitin is an online plagiarism-detection application. Using Turnitin, you can easily discover if your students are plagiarizing content written by others. Turnitin has a capability of comparing submitted papers to myriad content that is available on the internet and in its proprietary databases. Download the tutorials as PDF files.

Tutorial 3: YouTube

YouTube is a website devoted to the sharing and viewing of online videos. YouTube provides faculty a space to upload non-commercial video clips and lectures and share those videos with students. Faculty create a playlist which is easily accessed by their students. Each upload presents a URL which can then be embedded inside of a webpage, blog, or email, or inside of Blackboard Vista for immediate viewing. The University of Houston has a YouTube account for hosting faculty uploads of course videos such as lectures or student presentations.

Tutorial 4: TurningPoint Response Card and Responseware

TurningPoint provides Response Cards and Responseware  as  easy-to-use interactive student response tools that allow you to capture immediate feedback from every student in your classroom. These tools can be used in a variety of ways to engage students and enhance class participation.

Tutorial 5: Respondus

A quick-start tutorial for setting up an exam in Respondus and connecting to your Blackboard course.

Tutorial 6: Blackboard Collaborate

A quick-start tutorial for for using Blackboard Collaborate platform for faculty and student interaction.