Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE)

Quickstart Guides

NOTE: Many of the how-to videos referenced in this page use LinkedIn Learning. CPP has a campus-wide license which gives all campus faculty, staff, and students access. Use the instructions in this page to log in using your BroncoName and Password.

Quick Start: Zoom (Video Conferencing)

Use Zoom for synchronous online lectures and virtual office hours.

If you wish to record your Zoom lectures and share them with students, upload your videos to Kaltura, CPP’s official video streaming platform:

Also view the following video for a quick tutorial on using security settings in Zoom:

Students can access these How-To Guides for using Zoom:

These video tutorials are also available for students:

Quick Start: Kaltura (CPP's Video Streaming Server)

Use the Kaltura Lecture Capture software to pre-record and share lectures with students.

Quick Start: Blackboard

Make your course(s) available to students

  1. Log into Blackboard
  2. Choose your course from the My Courses list
  3. Navigate to Course Management (bottom-left menu) and select Customization > Properties
  4. Set Availability, select Yes to Make Course Available
  5. Click Submit when done

Add your Syllabus and other documents

  1. Log into Blackboard
  2. Choose your course from the My Courses list
  3. Ensure Edit Mode (found in the upper-right corner) is turned On
  4. Choose an appropriate Content Area from the left-hand navigation menu (e.g. Syllabus, Course Information, Course Documents, Assignments, etc.)
  5. Click the Build Content tab, then select Item
  6. Type a Name for your new Item
  7. Optional: Type a Description for your new Item
  8. Scroll down to Attachments and click Browse My Computer
  9. Choose the file you wish to upload and click Open
  10. Click Submit when done

Send an Announcement to Your Students

  • Log into Blackboard
  • Choose your course from the My Courses list
  • Ensure Edit Mode (found in the upper-right corner) is turned On
  • Click Announcements in your left-hand navigation menu
  • Click Create Announcement
  • Type in a Subject and Message
  • Check the box for Send a copy of this announcement immediately to have the announcement emailed to your students
  • Click Submit when done

Create a Grade Column in Grade Center

  • Log into Blackboard
  • Choose your course from the My Courses list
  • Navigate to your Control Panel (bottom-left menu) > Grade Center > Full Grade Center
  • Click Create Column
  • Give the column a Name and assign Points Possible
  • Click Submit when done

Quickstart: Security and Privacy for Teaching Remotely

When using Zoom for teaching remotely keep privacy in mind. Protect your student's privacy and your own by using the following tips:

Also view the following for quick tutorials on using security settings in Zoom: