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Blackboard Video Tutorials


Welcome to Rappahannock Community College’s Blackboard 9.1 Student Tutorial site.  If you have any questions about HOW to do something, please take a look through the videos below, provided by Blackboard themselves.  You may find it helpful to watch the video with your course open in another window as you go step by step through a process. The video play controls can be accessed by pointing to the bottom of the video.

Important Blackboard Note:

The VCCS will only create a Blackboard Account AFTER a student has registered to take a class.  The account will be created the night of the registration and be ready for use by the next morning.  A Blackboard course will only appear to students AFTER they are enrolled (within 24 hours of registration in SIS) AND  once the instructor has made it available – typically on the first day of the semester.

Getting around – My Blackboard

NEWGlobal Navigation and My Blackboard – Now all your academic information is organized in one place, providing a consistent quick and easy way to find everything.


Submitting an Assignment
Take a Test Online- Updated FA13
Checking Your Grades - Updated FA13
Respondus Lock Down Browser student instructions (pdf)

Discussion Board

Interacting with the Discussion Board  - Updated FA13
Organizing Discussion Board Posts
Viewing Discussion Board Grades

Stay Organized and Communicate

Send an Email from your Course  - Updated FA13
Using the Blackboard Calendar - Updated FA13
Manage your Course and Personal Tasks

Working in Groups
Customizing your Group Homepage

Creating a Blog (used in some courses)
Creating a Wiki Page (used in some courses) - NEW FA13
Link Wiki Pages
Viewing My Contribution to a Wiki Page

Add a module to your RCC Tab


Questions?  If you can’t find your answer here or on Blackboard FAQs page, send an email to


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