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Bb Learn

The tutorials below will help instructors get the most out of the Blackboard Learn learning management system.

For other Bb Learn workshop options, visit the training page. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us. This page will be evolving, so we’d like to know what you need.

To watch a video in full screen mode, after you select the play button select the full screen toggle located in the lower right corner of the video player. You can also access WSU Blackboard instructional tutorials on the YouTube page.

Managing Your Course

Editing Content in a WSU Global Campus Bb Learn Course Space:
Note: This video is for Global Campus only.


Copying Content Between Bb Learn Course Spaces:


Activating & Merging WSU Blackboard Course Spaces


Activating Blackboard:
Note: This video is for non-Global Campus courses.


How to Create Announcements in Your Course:

How to Make an Amazing Voicethread Presentation:


How to Create a Rubric for Grading Student Work:


SafeAssign Tutorial:



How to Create Discussion Board Forums:


How to Upload Test Questions Using Excel

How to Create a Test:

How to Create a Test Question:

How to Create a Random Block of Test Questions:

How to Set Test Options:

Note: Force Completion is not recommended due to problems related to students being “kicked out” of tests prematurely. We recommend using a timer with Auto-Submit instead.

Browser Support


Media Gallery

A list of course videos is available in the Media Gallery, found under Tools. If a link to the Media Gallery isn’t already in the left nav bar, visit Blackboard Help for instructions on how to add the link.

Adding a video to course content

Option 1: Within an item’s toolbar, select Mashups and choose Kaltura Media.

Option 2: Within Build Content, under Mashups, select Kaltura Media.

With either option, in the popup window select Media Gallery, then select the video to embed.

Video Transcripts

Video transcripts will now be located only in the Media Gallery. From the video, select Attachments to download the transcript.