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  • Getting Started with Discussion Boards
      Discussion boards can be a great way to gather thoughtful reflection and input.  The discussion board forum is the overarching topic for discussion.   As an ...
  • Getting Started with Groups
      Creating groups within your Blackboard course (or organization) can provide flexibility in a blended or online course.  It extends group work opportunities to function outside ...
  • Getting Started with Journals
      Journals can provide a reflective learning opportunity for students in a class.  Blackboard has the ability to integrate journals into your courses.  The links below ...
  • Getting Started with a Blog
      Blogging can provide a reflective learning opportunity for students in a class.  Blackboard has the ability to integrate blogs into your courses.  The links below ...
  • Getting Started with a Wiki
      Wikis can provide a reflective learning opportunity for students in a class.  Blackboard has the ability to integrate a wiki into your courses.  The links ...
  • Getting Started with Grade Center
      Students appreciate it when the instructor uses Grade Center to post grades and document the progress students are making within a course.  This resource page ...
  • Getting Started with Assignments
      The assisgments function is not new to Blackboard but it has been improved and it's now used in place of the digital drop box function ...
  • Getting Started with Tests and Surveys
      Each course and organization in Blackboard has the ability to give tests and surveys to the course participants. The  resources below include .pdf documents and ...
  • Getting Started with Course Content
    The "Getting Started with Your Course Content" document (PDF) covers new features and the layout of Bb 9.1  Clicking on the link above will cover ...
  • Guest Access to SMUMN Wireless Networks - Procedures
    Saint Mary's University provides Wireless Network Access to all of our guests on campus.   Guests may connect using the SMUMN-Open wireless network. Once connected, they will ...
  • Google Contacts - Adding Contacts
    Since SMUMN uses Google Apps for Education, when you open your contacts, on the left hand side you will see something called "Directory". The Directory ...
  • Google Slides - Creating Presentations
    Sick of carrying around your slide presentations on a thumb drive? Google Slides are created and stored in the cloud, so you can access them ...
  • Google Forms - Creating Surveys, Polls, Collecting Info, etc!
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  • Getting Started with Blackboard - Instructors
    Blackboard is a great resource for instructors to communicate with students and manage course content and assessments. Learn more about getting started with courses in ...
  • Getting Started with Blackboard - Students
    Blackboard is a great place to access important course files, assignments, discussions and your grades! Learn more about using Blackboard by clicking on the links ...
  • Greenshades My Payroll-First Time Access
    My Payroll Login to the Faculty Portal at faculty.smumn.edu using the same login and password that you log into your computer with. 2.  Click Accept to the ...