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PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD ANY LARGE FILES (video, audio, or otherwise) TO BLACKBOARD. For more information please visit our Sharing Large Files Article


Below are links to tops that you might find helpful.


Accessing Help

Bb Cafe Virtual Classroom link

  • The link above will only work if you are logged into Blackboard. A guest link is also available..
  • If you are having trouble getting into the session, please make sure you are using Google Chrome,
    • Also, please check that you are allowing cookies: enter chrome://settings/content/cookies?search=cookies into your browser.
    • Click Add beside Allow (toward the bottom of the screen).
    • Then enter "" and click Add. (This allows your browser to accept cookies and local storage from the Collaborate server. Note: you won't need to restart your browser, but you will need to re-click the Collaborate link).
  • If you cannot access BB Cafe, and still need help, submit a ticket at and a member of the team will respond as quickly as possible.

Workshops or Support Sites to Manage the Transition

Visit our page that provides details on the following:

  • Bb Cafe - Virtual Classroom Drop-in : Supported 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday
  • Submit a ticket to get customized support
  • GATA Support office hours
  • Tutorials for using the Virtual Classroom or recording with PowerPoint
  • Blackboard (our vendor) has online webinars
  • Online-self-paced courses about using various components of Blackboard available for those with an active UWin ID

University Coronavirus General Support Page

For all topics related to how the campus is being supporting through the current situation, visit the Unviersity Coronavirus main page. Topics on this site include

  • Information for Students
  • Resources for Instructors
  • Resources for Researchers
  • Working Remotely
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Updates for Future Students
  • Event and Facility Updates
  • Finance

Deciding and Delivering Remotely

Trying to figure out how to decide what your online assessment(s) might be like for the upcoming exam period? Open this link to access an online assessment pivot flowchart to help you with options and questions to help you figure it out! Topics include:

  • Using the virtual classroom
  • Using Zoom
  • PowerPoint recording
  • Putting resources on OneDrive or SharePoint
  • Questions about meeting your learning outcomes
  • Does it need to be live?
  • Do you need to deliver a lecture
  • Alternate content and formats
  • General Tips
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