BLACKBOARD 8 – INSTRUCTOR TUTORIAL
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BLACKBOARD 8 – INSTRUCTOR TUTORIAL

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ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ BLACKBOARD 8 – INSTRUCTOR TUTORIAL  Course Cartridges Overview What is a Course Cartridge? A Course Cartridge is an easy way for an instructor to supplement his or her Blackboard course using text or program-specific course content developed by academic publishers. A Course Cartridge allows you to import publisher content directly into a Blackboard course. How do I check to see if a Course Cartridge exists for my textbook? Search the online catalog for Course Cartridges at http://cartridgecatalog.blackboard.com/search.aspx. You can search by Title, Author, Publisher and/or ISBN. Or, contact your publisher sales representative to see if a Course Cartridge exists for the title. How do I request a Course Cartridge? Contact your publisher sales representative. What type of materials are included in a Course Cartridge? Course Cartridges contain a variety of resources and may include instructor resources (such as PowerPoint® presentations, review materials and test pools) and student resources (such as self-study materials, videos, learning objectives and exercises). Publishers may use different kinds of content in different Cartridges. Are Course Cartridges textbook-specific? Most Course Cartridges are created for specific textbooks and are typically updated when new editions of the textbooks are released. Some publishers also produce program-specific titles that can be used with several different textbooks. Are Course ...

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Last updated: 6/26/2008
Course Cartridges Overview
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What is a Course Cartridge?
A Course Cartridge is an easy way for an instructor to supplement his or her
Blackboard course using text or program-specific course content developed by
academic publishers. A Course Cartridge allows you to import publisher content
directly into a Blackboard course.
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How do I check to see if a Course Cartridge exists for my textbook?
Search the online catalog for Course Cartridges at
http://cartridgecatalog.blackboard.com/search.aspx. You can search by Title,
Author, Publisher and/or ISBN. Or, contact your publisher sales representative to
see if a Course Cartridge exists for the title.
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How do I request a Course Cartridge?
Contact your publisher sales representative.
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What type of materials are included in a Course Cartridge?
Course Cartridges contain a variety of resources and may include instructor
resources (such as PowerPoint® presentations, review materials and test pools)
and student resources (such as self-study materials, videos, learning objectives
and exercises). Publishers may use different kinds of content in different
Cartridges.
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Are Course Cartridges textbook-specific?
Most Course Cartridges are created for specific textbooks and are typically
updated when new editions of the textbooks are released. Some publishers also
produce program-specific titles that can be used with several different textbooks.
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Are Course Cartridges free for instructors?
In general, a Course Cartridge is free for instructors, provided he or she has
adopted the corresponding textbook.
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Is there a cost for students?
The cost for students depends on the type of Course Cartridge, check with your
publisher sales representative. There are currently two types of Course
Cartridges: 1) Open Access (is open usage, and is free for students) and 2)
Protected Access. Only Protected Access Course Cartridges involve costs. A
student must purchase a Student Access Key to view and utilize Protected
Access materials. The cost for a Student Access Key varies by publisher and
title. (Often, Student Access Keys are bundled with new textbooks.)
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What is an Instructor Download Key and how do I obtain one?
An Instructor Download Key is a unique PIN an instructor or course designer
must enter in order to add a Course Cartridge to a Blackboard course. Instructor
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Download Keys are generated by the publisher. To obtain a key for a specific title
or program listed in our online catalog, contact your publisher sales
representative.
Tips for Importing
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Each publisher Course Cartridge is different and each cartridge imports into
Blackboard differently. We recommend, if you can, to download any new Course
Cartridge into a development course area (zzz_course) in order to view and test
the cartridge before adding it to your actual course.
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If you are unsure about how to import, or what the limitations maybe for
your course cartridge please contact the Distance and Online Learning
Help Desk to arrange an appointment to work with someone.
DLhelp@hvcc.edu or 518-629-7070.
Support
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Whom should I contact to learn more about a specific Course Cartridge or
to request an Instructor Download Key?
Contact your publisher sales representative.
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Whom should I contact if I’m having trouble importing a Course Cartridge?
Contact the
Distance and Online Learning Help Desk
, by email at
DLhelp@hvcc.edu
or by phone at
518-629-7070
.
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What should I do if a student is having trouble using a Student Access
Key?
Confirm that the student is using a valid Student Access Key purchased from the
bookstore or directly from the publisher. If the key fails to authenticate, contact
your publisher representative. Only the publisher can verify or generate key sets.
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Whom should I contact to order Student Access Keys?
Contact your publisher sales representative.
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