Questions and Answers on Blackboard 9 for Fall Semester 2010

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On August 26, 2010

Q: When I login to Blackboard it is slow and takes forever to load. Is there any way to make Blackboard load faster?

A: Yes. Turn off the “What’s New” module, located under the Course Catalog module. Simply click the “X” in the upper right corner of the module to turn it off.

More information about customizing the Blackboard Home tab can be found at:

Q: How do I make my course available?

A: Courses are unavailable by default. To make a course available, follow the link below:

Q: How do I add content?

A: There are several different ways to add content depending on what type of content you are adding. If you want to simply upload files, follow the link below:

If you want to upload an assignment that is tied to the Grade Center, follow this link:

Q: How do I combine courses?

A: Combining courses will merge student enrollments from one or more source courses into a single destination course. ONLY STUDENT ENROLLMENTS will be merged. Content will NOT be copied using the course combine tool (there is a Course Copy tool available in Blackboard for that function). The link below explains the process of initiating a course combine. It may take a day or two for the process to complete.

Q: How can I move information from last year’s course to my new course for this semester?

A: The quickest and easiest way to move content from one course to another is to use the Course Copy feature inside of Blackboard. This ONLY MOVES CONTENT. It does NOT copy over student enrollments.

Additional information about Blackboard 9 features can be found on our EdTech web site:

Please call the Help Desk with questions about this or any other IT issue at 573-341-HELP (4357) or submit an online Help Request at

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