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Teaching Resources: Bb Help

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Blackboard Help

Blackboard Help

Bring the library to your students.  Find information on how to add different library resources to your Blackboard course, like a library database or a link to a specific database article or video.  You can even add a widget to our 24/7 Ask a Librarian chat service.

Add a Link in Bb to  24/7 'Ask a Librarian Chat' Service
Instructions on how to add a link in Blackboard to the library's 24/7 live chat service. 

How to Convert a Library Resource URL for Off-Campus Access
Information on how to convert library resource links for off-campus access, or go directly to VCCS URL Converter Tool (note not all databases work seamlessly with this tool).

Add a Library Database Link to Your Bb Course

Instructions on how to add a stable link to a library database that will work both and and off campus.

Add a Librarian to Your Bb Course
Instructions on how to add a librarian to your Blackboard course.

Blackboard Building Blocks (Safe Assign, Collaborate, Respondus)
Building Blocks are software and applications available to NOVA faculty and staff that facilitate and/ or expand Blackboard's capabilities.

Additional Resources

Quick Links

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