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Blackboard - Qwickly tool

Qwickly is a tool that allowes you to make updates in several Blackboard courses at the same time. You can choose what courses you would like to make the update in within the tool and you are free to choose only one course, in which case the Qwickly tool functions like a shortcut to your course.

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Using the Qwickly tool #

You will find the Qwickly tool on your Blackboard Learn home page, in the right column.

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You can use the Qwickly tool in Blackboard to:

  • 1: Create announcements
  • 2: Send email
  • 3: Create content
  • 4: Add links
  • 5: Add calendar events

in multiple Blackboard courses at the same time. This keeps you from having to do the same thing more than once if you want to make identical updates to more than one course.

Creating announcements #

Start by clicking on Announcements (1: Kunngjøringer) in the Qwickly box.

A box will appear where you can include all the details of your announcements:

Announcements

  1. Enter the subject of the announcement.
  2. Enter the message of the announcement.
  3. Choose any date restrictions to your announcement: Choose a start date to show the announcement after this date and choose and end date to show the announcement until this date.
  4. Check this box if you want to send an email announcement to the participants of all the Blackboard courses you are submitting the announcement to. Students will still be notified about this announcement if you do not check this box.
  5. Choose what Blackboard courses to add the announcement to. You can also choose organizations.You choose courses by clicking on them and if you change your mind you can click on it one more time to remove it.
  6. Click on Submit to post the announcement.

The announcement will now be posted to all the Blackboard courses you chose (5).

Sending emails #

Start by clicking on Email (2: E-post) in the Qwickly box.

A box will appear where you can include all the details of your email:

Email

  1. Choose who to send the email to: You can choose everyone in the course or you can send to only the users in the course that are students, instructors or TAs (student assistants). By checking the box you will send the email to yourself as well, and you can choose to send it to yourself only once or once per course you are sending it to.
  2. Enter the subject of the email. This will appear in the subject line as usual.
  3. Enter the message of your email.
  4. If you want to attach a file to the email, you can choose the file from your computer by clicking on the computer symbol.
  5. Choose the courses whose members you would like the email to be sent to.
  6. Click on Submit to send the email.

Adding content #

Start by clicking on Content (3: Innhold) in the Qwickly box.

A box will appear where you can include all the details of your content:

Innhold

  1. Enter the title of your content.
  2. Enter the information about your content, any description you would like to add.
  3. If you would like to add a file to your content, click on the computer symbol. Then click on “Choose file” to browse your computer.
  4. This is where you decide where the content should be posted within the courses. More information on this is below.
  5. Choose what courses you want to add the content to.
  6. Click on Submit to post the content to the chosen courses.

Choosing where to add content #

When posting content to one or more courses, you can always choose to create a new content area to place the content in and give it a name of your choice (1).

Create New Content Area

If you want to add the content to one course only, you choose that course and you can choose the content area to post it to from the drop down menu.

Choose Content Area

If you would like to add the content to more than one course, you choose the courses on the left, and check the box “Post to different locations for different Emner [sic]”.Then you choose the content areas for each course from the drop down menus appearing on each course on the left.

  1. Post to different locations
  2. Choose the content areas

Start by clicking on Links (4: Lenker) in the Qwickly box.

A box will appear where you can include all the details of your link:

Links

  1. Enter a name for your link.
  2. Enter the URL (the actual link).
  3. Enter a description of the link.
  4. Choose where to post the link. For a description on how to choose where to post the link in different courses, see ”Choosing where to add content” above.
  5. Choose what courses to add the link to.
  6. Click on Submit to post the link to the courses you chose.

Adding calendar events #

Start by clicking on Calendar events (5: Kalenderhendelser) in the Qwickly box.

A box will appear where you can include all the details of your calendar event:

Calendar

  1. Enter a name for your calendar event.
  2. Enter a description of the event.
  3. Enter a start and end date and time.
  4. If you only check this, the event will be private to you and not posted to the calendar of any courses. It will only appear to you.
  5. Choose what courses, if any, you would like the event to be added to.
  6. Click on Submit to post the calendar event to the chosen courses.

See also #

Blackboard help page

Contact #

Orakel Support Services can help if you have any questions or difficulties.

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