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Vista Training Manual

The Vista Manual items below can help guide you through almost any Blackboard Vista activity. Each file is in PDF format, so just clicking the corresponding link will allow you to view them instantly (provided you have Adobe Reader installed on your computer). At the top of the Adobe Reader interface, you will find a print icon, sends the the PDF document to your printer. And don't forget, you may also download the PDF files right onto to your computer by right-clicking the link, and choosing "Save File As."

Student Help

Student Guide to Lockdown Browser

Getting Started

Semester Startup Checklist

Section Setup


About MyVista (Now known as MyBlackboard)

Hiding Your Courses

Uploading Your Photo

Communication Tools

Creating Announcements


Chat and Whiteboard



Course Content

Formatting Your Course


File Manager

Learning Modules

Media Library

SCORM Modules

Syllabus Tool

Web Links


Creating an Assessment

Adding Questions to an Assessment

Editing Assessment Properties

Viewing and Grading Assessment Submissions


Grade Book Interface

Grade Book Columns

Importing Grades

Converting Text to Excel

Setting Up the Grade Book

Using the Grade Book

Course Management

Creating the Course Content

Tracking and Reports

Importing and Exporting Learning Objects

Backing Up a Course Section


Class Roster

Vista FAQ

Troubleshooting Downloading MS Office Files from Vista



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Last updated or reviewed on 9/9/09

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