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Importing Tests, Surveys, or Pools
Follow these instructions to import a Test, Survey, or Pool in Blackboard. The instructions are first presented in a video format, with written instructions to follow. NOTE: You may need to refer to the following article to export a test, survey, or pool in Blackboard,...
rating 05 Apr, 2021
Exporting a Test, Survey or Pool in Blackboard
On the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section and select Tests, Surveys, and Pools. Choose one of the options to export, e.g., Tests. Click on the chevron icon of the test that needs to be exported and click Export to Local Computer. NOTE: The file export will be...
rating 05 Apr, 2021
Images Won't Paste in a Blackboard Textbox Editor
Blackboard disabled image pasting in textboxes. In order to bring images into a textbox they need to first be saved to your machine and then imported using the Circle-Plus icon on the tool bar as shown below:
rating 31 Mar, 2021
Deploy a Test in Blackboard
Navigate to a Content Area where the test is to be deployed (Assignments, Course Documents, etc.) Ex: Hover your cursor over the Assessment button. Click on Test. Click the title of the test you created Click Submit. NOTE: You will then be directed to the Test...
rating 31 Mar, 2021
Sign-Up Sheet in Blackboard
Creating a Sign-Up Sheet A sign-up list is the electronic version of a paper 'sign-up sheet' on a noticeboard and can be added to any content area in a Blackboard course. It allows students to sign up for anything such as an activity where places are limited. You can use this tool to allow...
rating 10 Mar, 2021
Use mail merge to send bulk email messages
Use mail merge to send bulk email messages The following link contains information from Microsoft about Mail Merge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/use-mail-merge-to-send-bulk-email-messages-0f123521-20ce-4aa8-8b62-ac211dedefa4
rating 03 Mar, 2021
Web Conferencing Security
Due to the increased use of web conferencing tools and the possibility of disruptive participants, it is important to know how meeting organizers can take precautions and respond if such an event occurs. The information below gives an overview of the subject and the steps that can be taken to...
rating 01 Mar, 2021
Logging into SelfService (eWeb)
Access Self Service (eWeb) by first logging into Office 365. Accessing from the O365 portal page: Access SelfService (eWeb) through the Office 365 portal at: https://www.office.com/?auth=2&home=1 If you are prompted to sign in, use your Eastern email address as the username and your...
rating 01 Mar, 2021
Converting Paper Tests and uploading into Blackboard
Here are two tool options that can help convert your paper test to BlackBoard ready files test import files. https://ed.oc.edu/blackboardquizgenerator/ (Recommended) https://www.nyit.edu/ctl/bb_exam_converter The following link contains information from Blackboard about Uploading Questions ...
rating 23 Feb, 2021
Print to PDF from Adobe Acrobat
The following instructions pertain to the Print to PDF feature in Acrobat on both PC and Mac computers. PDFs Pertaining to Interfolio An Adobe Sign PDF has a certified signature and that certification conflicts with Interfolio's system. In order to upload an Adobe Sign PDF, you must strip the...
rating 19 Feb, 2021
Share a Zoom Recording
To Share a Zoom recording, log into your Zoom account and follow the steps below. Click the Recordings menu option Click the Share button of the recording that needs to be shared Click the Share this recording toggle button so it’s blue Click the Publicly radio button. Adjust the...
rating 18 Feb, 2021
Web Focus
Campus Wide Reporting Application – WebFOCUS Note: Our current On-Premise WebFocus reporting software has been moved to a Cloud version. WebFocus is only available from on campus or via VPN. More details are below. Eastern has a self-service reporting tool to run common reports from the...
rating 16 Feb, 2021
Zoom at Eastern
The following link contains information from Zoom.us about their video conferencing platform: Users and Participants: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806 Zoom Video Tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials Zoom Password...
rating 10 Feb, 2021
Using Citrix Workspace for Remote Lab Access
For general information and to request access to remote control labs see Article 625 VPN and Citrix Access Downloading and Installing Citrix Workspace Choose the link below corresponding to your operating system to download the Citrix Workspace application. Windows ...
rating 09 Feb, 2021
Interfolio "How To" and Word Templates
The following link https://myeasternct.sharepoint.com/sites/InterfolioTemplates contains Microsoft Word templates to be used for Renewal, Promotion, and Tenure submission on the Interfolio platform. It also provides detailed instructions on how to use them in MS Word, and how to submit them in...
rating 05 Feb, 2021
Sharing OneDrive files and folders
Sharing OneDrive files and folders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6qpwTI5lRI
rating 03 Feb, 2021
Recording Audio Over PowerPoint with Markup and Uploading to Blackboard
The following video will show you a quick and easy way to record audio over an existing PowerPoint. It includes using markup tools, and saving as a video to upload into Blackboard.
rating 03 Feb, 2021
Office 365 in the Cloud
Go to the Eastern Home page via: https://www.easternct.edu/ Click the Hamburger menu button all the way on the top right of the screen Click Faculty and Staff or use this link: https://www.easternct.edu/portal/faculty-staff.html
rating 03 Feb, 2021
MS Office 365
Office 365 is the standard office applications suite in use at Eastern. The package includes desktop office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), online access to web versions and other online tools, email, and home use software. The desktop application are installed by ITS on Eastern owned...
rating 03 Feb, 2021
Work at Home Toolbox
Please select your Role: Student Faculty and Staff
rating 03 Feb, 2021
Work at Home and Online Instruction Toolbox for Faculty and Staff
The following links and documentation are for IT tools and services that enable a variety of remote capabilities. Additionally, CIT offers training and support sessions. Instructions on how to book a session are in Article 543: Book Training with CIT. For faculty who have no previous experience...
rating 03 Feb, 2021
Browsing in Incognito Mode Guide
Browsing in Incognito Mode Guide If you are running into error issues opening-up hyperlinks, it is advised to open the link in Incognito mode in Chrome, a Private window in Edge Chromium, or Firefox. The following link contains information from LifewIre about How to Turn on Incognito Mode in Your...
rating 03 Feb, 2021
How to Sign an Adobe Sign Document
These are general instructions for signing a document sent via Adobe Sign. Adobe Sign documents via an email link Adobe Sign documents via the Adobe Sign console Sign via email link Click the link provided in the Review and sign e-mail. On the resulting window follow the...
rating 29 Jan, 2021
Downloading Kaltura Content from Blackboard
The instructions below show how to download your Kaltura media from Blackboard. To start the process log in to your Eastern Blackboard account. You must have a My Media Module. If you have already have a My Media module on your My Eastern page jump to Step 4. On the My Eastern tab, click Add...
rating 29 Jan, 2021
Panopto: Re-configuring a Second Course to an Existing Panopto Folder
This article is focused on how to point an existing Panopto configured Blackboard course to an alternative Panopto video folder. To do this you must have already configured your course, for instructions on how to Configure your Blackboard course for Panopto use Article463:...
rating 29 Jan, 2021