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CETL: Information for Faculty: General

Blackboard for Instructors

Technical Support

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Danley Hall, Room 102

(580) 559-5884 or (580) 559-5770

Important Dates and Deadlines

Instructional Designer

Wendy McKibben
Instructional Designer
Admin. Building, CETL Room 213

Curriculum Specialist

Destiny Darbison
Administration Room 217




April 21 2017

Blackboard is working properly now... (9:00 am)

Folks...Blackboard is not working properly at this time. IT is working to fix it and I will post here as soon as it is up and running properly! (8:15 am)

April 10 2017

Here are the links to the Student CETL Pages:

Main Page

Student Help

Accessibility Information

Privacy Policies

April 7 2017

Hello All:

Just wanted to let you all know that there is a work around for your HELP Tab in the Blackboard shells. When you click on the tab it will through an error and the BB Admin is in contact with Blackboard for a fix. For now, go ahead and click the ADVANCED icon>ADD>Exception...this should allow you to go on into the Blackboard help area. Let me know if you need assistance or have concerns (ext. 844). 

March 7 2017

Hello Everyone...

Spring Break is upon us and that means new FA17 blackboard shells are coming just around the corner. You all will want to archive your previous course shells. We have a PDF guide for how to backup your shells on the Blackboard How To Guides tab. If you need help or have concerns contact us anytime. Wendy at ext. 844 or Destiny at ext. 521.

February 15 2017

It is time to archive your FA16 shells... I have instructions on how to archive your shells on the Blackboard How-To Guide Tab. Look at the PDF called: How to Backup Blackboard Shells.

I have been asked to post information about Blackboard Building Blocks on both the Faculty CETL pages and the Student CETL pages. So far I have gotten a few done and they are housed under the How To Tabs on both the Faculty Pages and the Student Pages. Over the next week or so I will continue to post more information about each of the B2s on Blackboard. If you have not gone to check out my Student CETL Pages yet here is the URL:

Blackboard Shell Request Form

The Blackboard form is for online courses that do not have automatic deployment of a shell and those courses that will be developed prior to the start of a semester.

BB Development Shell Form

Center For Excellence In Teaching and Learning


CETL Training Lab is in the Administration Building

Second Floor

Room 214a

Online and Blended Course Development Policy


Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What are the options for multiple and single attempts and the Grade Center?

A: Here is a link to show all of the options: Multiple Assignment Attempts

Q: How do I upload or download Grade Center Items for Working Offline?

A: Click on this link to get the full how to on Uploading or Downloading Grade Center Items

Q: How do I override grades?

A: Click on this link to get the full how to on Overriding Grades


Information on East Central University's Specific Technology

Blackboard News:

Here is a link to check your browser for Blackboard:  Browser Checker

Here is a link to a video tutorial on how to use the Blackboard Calendar:  Bb Calendar Video Tutorial

How to login to Blackboard:

  1. Access the Internet and go to the East Central University Home Page
  2. Click on Login at the top of the web page then select Blackboard from the menu. 
  3. Enter your User Name and Password and click Login
  4. After logging in, the first page displayed is called My Blackboard. The classes you can access are listed under the title My Courses.
  5. Click on the name of a class to enter the class.

CETL Mission Statement

Mission Statement:

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) supports the mission of East Central University by working with faculty, staff, and students to foster successful learning environments through the exploration and use of effective pedagogical practices and instructional technology to support higher education both on campus and through distance education.