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Blackboard @ RDC

This guide will help you use Blackboard for your courses.

How do I print course materials?

Because Blackboard is web-based, printing is handled through whatever internet browser you are using. Sometimes you can right-click the area that you want to print and look for a message similar to "Print This Frame." Most browsers have a Help option that can explain more about printing.

If the course content is an attached file, such as a PDF, PowerPoint, or Word document, then you can open the document and print it from that program:

PDF
PDF documents may open within Blackboard or in a separate window. To print a PDF from Blackboard, use the print icon on the PDF (not in the web browser).

PowerPoint
Instructors may have added class slides to Blackboard in one of two ways:
1. As a PowerPoint file which opens within Blackboard or within a new window. You may be able to right-click and save the PowerPoint document from its link in Blackboard. Once you save the file, then open it up and use the menu and select print.
2. As a PDF version of the PowerPoint, that needs to be downloaded as a PDF file. Once you download the file, use the print icon.

Class Notes 
Instructors may have added class notes to Blackboard in one of two ways:
1. As a Word document which opens within Blackboard or within a new window. You may be able to right-click and save the Word document from its link in Blackboard. Once you save the document, then you can use the MS Word menu to print the document.
2. As PDF version of the Word file, that needs to be downloaded as a PDF file. Once you download the file, use the print icon.

What if I have problems printing?

If you have issues printing attached files, such as PDFs, PowerPoints, or Word documents, then the best solution is to download the document to your desktop, and then print the document directly.

You can also save items that have been included as attachments within Blackboard. If you are using a College computer or Virtual Desktop, then ensure that you have saved it in your H Drive or on a USB drive (not the Desktop).

If you are having trouble printing content that is not an attached file, then you could try to copy the information and paste it into a Word document (TIP use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V to copy and paste the content).

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