Adding Forsyth Library Tutorials to Blackboard

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What’s in Blackboard Content Collection > Library Content?

  1. Tutorial Playlists (SCORM) – There are 4 tutorial playlists available in Blackboard’s Content Collection. Content within these playlists can be previewed at fhsuguides.fhsu.edu/tutorials. The playlists include:
    1. About Forsyth Library – Learn about Forsyth library’s services and resources
    2. Using Forsyth Library – Learn how to search and access full text articles through library’s catalog and databases
    3. Research – Learn about various steps of the research process and how to search more effectively
    4. Writing and Citing – Learn about plagiarism, types of research projects, and citations
  2. Individual Tutorials – 5 of the most common tutorials are available as individual tutorials for easy integration through Blackboard’s Content Collection. These tutorials include:
    1. Advanced Search Tips (video)
    2. Defining Your Topic (video)
    3. Annotated Bibliographies (video)
    4. Writing a Literature Review (video)
    5. Citation Styles (guide) – APA, MLA, Chicago, ACS, and other citation styles

Adding Tutorial Playlists (SCORM) to Bb from Content Collection

  1. Open your course in Blackboard and find where you’d like to put it.
  2. From the Build Content dropdown, choose Content Package (SCORM).
  3. Choose Browse Content Collection.
  1. From the Browse dropdown menu, choose Library Content.
  1. Select the Forsyth Library Tutorials Folder
  2. Select the circle button to the left of the desired tutorial playlist .zip file. DO NOT click the blue title text. This will only download the .zip file to your computer. Then click Submit.

  1. Choose Submit again. NOTE: This step will take a while and not really give you a message saying it’s doing anything, but if you try to click submit again, it will tell you you’ve already done it. Just be patient.
  2. Add a title and description
  1. Under SCORM AVAILABILITY, select the following settings:
    1. Make SCORM Available: Yes
    2. Number of Attempts: Allow unlimited attempts
    3. Limit Availability: If you prefer to limit the SCORM availability to your students, you can make those adjustments here
    4. Track Number of Views: Yes
  1. Select the desired options for GRADING and choose Submit. NOTE: If you want to grade the SCORM object in Bb, you MUST mark the grading system when you first add the SCORM to your course, you won’t be able to change the grading items after importing the SCORM object into your course.
    1. Grade SCORM:
      1. No Grading
        1. The Forsyth Library SCORM could be paired with an additional item in Bb like a Discussion Question or other assignment. Bb does NOT add a line to gradebook for the SCORM objects
      2. SCORM Score:
        1. Shows “complete” when a student opens the SCORM, however, you can view the report (view details in step 8) and adjust student scores as needed.
      3. SCORM Completion:
        1. (RECOMMENDED) Shows “100%” when a student opens the SCORM, however, you can view the report (view details in step 8) and adjust student scores as needed.
      4. SCORM Satisfaction:
        1. (NOT RECOMMENDED) Satisfaction scores are not enabled with the Forsyth SCORMs
  1. Choose Submit
  2. The SCORM should now appear as an item in your course.
  1. By default the SCORM opens up as a pop-up window, for a better student experience, click the small grey arrow to the right of the SCORM title in your learning module and select Edit.
  2. Scroll down to the ADVANCED OPTIONS section of the screen and select Yes to Edit SCORM Behavior. Click the second menu item, Launch Behavior, and under SCO Launch Type, select Frameset from the dropdown menu. Click Submit.

Grading SCORM (Library Tutorial Playlists)

  1. When a SCORM has been set f or grading, you can view attempt details related to the students’ interactions with the content. Depending on the grading type you selected in step 10 when building the SCORM into your learning module, details may include the total time the user has viewed the content and/or the completion status. The attempt data helps you determine a score for the Grade Center item.
    1. NOTE: Not all packages track all data. Forsyth Library SCORMs track total time, completion status, and a score; they do not track learner responses or results.
  2. To view individual attempts:
    1. Under Course Management > Control Panel, > Grade Center > Full Grade Center, locate the column for the SCORM item.
    2. Click the grey dropdown arrow next to the SCORM title to display the menu and select Grade Attempts.
    3. The Attempt Details page, displays the total time the student spent engaging with the SCORM content to use as data for scoring the grade. Adjust the grade at the bottom of the page as needed and click Submit.
  3. To run a report to view the details on all attempts:
    1. Under Course Management > Control Panel > Evaluation > SCORM Reports.
    2. On the SCORM Reports page, select the grey dropdown arrow to the right of the SCORM title and click Run.
    3. Select the desired user names (or click Select All) and click the > arrow button to bring those users to the Selected Users column. Click Submit to run the report.

Adding Individual Tutorials to Bb from Content Collection

  1. Open your course in Blackboard and find where you’d like to put it.
  2. From the Build Content dropdown, choose Item.
  3. Add a name and description
  1. Choose Browse Content Collection.
  1. From the Browse dropdown menu, choose Library Content.
  1. Select the Forsyth Library Tutorials Folder
  1. Select the circle button to the left of the desired item that IS NOT a .zip file. DO NOT click the blue title text. This will only download the .zip file to your computer. Then click Submit.
  1. Select options to Permit Users to View this Content and Track Number of Views, then click Submit.
  1. The tutorial should now be available in your course.