Blackboard Waymaker Manual Configuration (Delivered as ThinCC vice Blackboard Export)

For Waymaker Courses Only

Currently, Blackboard requires a few manual configurations after cartridge import—we hope Blackboard evolves so we can make these steps more automated in the future. When a properly-configured Blackboard course is copied to another shell, these configurations copy as desired, so these steps only need to be done one time in an initial course.

Step 1: Un-publish Instructor Resources

Manually un-publish the Instructor Resources folder and items to prevent student access.

Find: the Instructor Resources folder brought in via the cartridge import.

Follow the directions below to unpublish the Instructor Resources folder and to ensure no accidental student access, also unpublish each link inside the folder following the same steps described for the folder.

  • Click on the down arrow to the right of the folder/item title, then on “Edit:”

Instructor Resources: Edit Folder

  • 2. Under “Standard Options,” set “Permit Users to View this Content” to “No,” then click “Submit:”

Instructor Resources Folder: Hide

  • 3. Verify that the folder/item appears with “Availability: Item is not available.”

Instructor Resources Folder: Hidden

Step 2: Link Graded Items to Grade Center

Blackboard requires the manual creation gradebook items for external resources to be included in grades like Waymaker's Research Consent and Communication Preferences form and the graded Quiz for every module (one quiz at the end of each module folder).

  • Locate the Research Consent and Communication Preferences link and the link for each graded Quiz.
  • Click on the down arrow immediately to the right of the link title, then click “Edit” in the pop-up menu.

Assessment: Edit

  • A page called “Edit Web Link” will appear.
  • DO NOT edit the URL. If you edit the URL, the link will no longer work.
  • Select “Yes” next to “Enable Evaluation”.
  • Enter points possible using either the default number of points suggested below or whatever makes sense for your course and grading policy.
    • Research Consent: 5 points
    • Quiz: 20 points each
  • If desired, you can also set a due date for the item.
  • Press “Submit” to save changes.

Assessment: Grade