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Library Support for College Writing and Freshman Honors Colloquium: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I'm new to Blackboard and find this all confusing? Can somebody help me do this?

Yes, please if you need assistance, please contact Tammy Voelker (tvoelker@kent.edu). With your authorization, we can place the tutorials and quizzes into your Blackboard Course.

What if I want a different selection of Library Tutorials and Quizzes from the ones offered here? For example, what if I only want to assign ta few of the tutorials?

This can be done easily. Choose the Import package for all 8 tutorials and follow the instructions. Once the content has been imported into your course. Simply modify the instructions to instruct students to complete the tutorials you desire. Next, delete the quizzes that aren't needed. You can delete these by simply selecting "Delete" from the dropdown menu found by clicking on the gray arrow to the right of the quiz title. Finally, check your grade book to see that the columns for the quizzes you deleted have been removed (this should happen automatically). If they are still there, right click on this columns and delete these as well.

What if my student tells me they already completed these tutorials in another class?

This is possible. Some DKS-FYE class sections use some of the modules. First, inquire with the student to make sure they completed the tutorials and quizzes in the current semester. If they are referring to a previous semester, we recommend that you ask them to complete the assignment again. It's a nice refresher and things can and do change. If they have been assigned the same tutorials in two classes during the same semester, we suggest you ask them to complete just the quizzes again for your course. They take only a few minutes and can help reinforce the content. 

Why are some tutorials recommended for both tiers of College Writing?

Course content and instructional approach varies by instructor.  Even if a student is assigned the tutorials in both courses the content remains relevant to their research needs and can be useful to frequently review. You may also  find that your students in 21011 did not have the chance to do them in their particular 11011 course or if has been a while between classes, they may be in need of a refresher.