Welcome to Blackboard, Oklahoma Christian University’s Learning Management System. Please read the following instructions to get started:
Log In to Blackboard:
- To log in, type: http://bb.oc.edu in your web browser;
- When prompted for your user name and password, use your OC user name (usually it apears in the “firstname.lastname” format) and password that you use to log in to your other OC accounts, such as OC email and MyOC;
- If you have difficulty with your user name and password, contact the Support Central at (405)425-5555 or email@example.com for assistance. If you do not know your password or will need to reset it, please click here: https://webadvisor.oc.edu/its/passwordchange/
Customize Your Blackboard (Optional):
If you wish to customize the way your Blackboard pages look, please follow these steps:
- Click “MyBB”
- Click “personal information” under “tools”;
- Here you will be able to edit personal information, change your privacy settings, or even upload an avatar (picture) of yourself;
- Click on the “Courses” tab;
- Find your course on the “Course Link” module;
- Click on it and you will be directed to the entry page for the course you want to view.
Note: A professor can turn a course on or off. A course is not shown on your list unless your professor has made it available. If you log in too early before the scheduled time for a course to start, you may not see the course. However, if the course has started and you still do not see the course, you might want to let your professor know.
Navigate Your Courses:
Once you are in the course, you will see the course menu on the left, and course content on the right. Here are some suggestions:
- Go over the course menu items first to see if your professor has posted anything in any of the folders on the menu;
- Professors may organize their content in different ways. Some put all documents, assignments, tests for a week in content modules such as “week 1″ under “weekly modules”. Other professors may group all documents in one folder, all assignments in one folder, and all tests in one folder. To learn more about how your course is organized, you will need to read the course syllabus carefully. The professor may also send such information to you via announcement or email. Read such correspondence from your professor carefully;
- Navigate by using the “course navigation” path on the top of the page instead of the “back” or “forward” button of your web browser;
- Unless your professor has other methods to notify you of content update, you might want to check into your courses regularly for new content.
First of all, you should locate your assignment, which can be in your course content folder or any other folder your professor designate for assignments. It should look like this:
To complete your assignment, type your answer in the text box under “assignment materials”. It is best to write your answers first in a word processing software such as MS Word, keep saving it, and then copy and paste it to this text box. Alternatively, you can write your assignment offline in your word processor, save it and attach it by clicking on “browse computer”. To submit your assignment, you will need to click on “submit” for the professor to receive it.
Read your professor’s instructions on where the test is located. Your test icon should look like this:
Click on the test link (such as “World History” as shown above) to enter the test.
Click on “next” to begin taking the test. Here is a typical test page:
Your professor may include all questions in one page, or he/she may present one question at a time. Please read the test descriptions carefully to learn how your professor wants you to take the test. Please save your answer as you take the test, and use the arrows to move forward or back (if allowed).
Participate in Discussions:
Discussion board may have one or more “forums” which are like rooms for various discussion topics. Click on the link to a forum (such as “introductions”) to participate.
After you enter the forum, click “create thread” to create your discussion post, or click on “reply” on someone else’s post to comment.
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