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Sync Your Connect Section with Blackboard Ultra - Initial Pairing

Discover how to provide a more seamless experience for students by pairing Connect with Blackboard Ultra. You'll learn how to find the Connect tool in Blackboard Ultra, pair your Connect course, import individual assignments, and set up Connect assignments in your Blackboard gradebook.

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Sync Your Connect Section with Blackboard Ultra - Initial Pairing

Quick Start
Pair Your Connect Course

  1. Login to Blackboard Ultra and click Course in the left navigation.
  2. Click into your course. Please note that the course, module, and resource names in this document are for illustrative purposes only. Your own course will be different.
  3. Under Details & Actions in the left navigation, click Books & Tools.
  4. In the right panel, scroll down as needed and click Browse all course tools.
  5. Click on the McGraw Hill Education tile and select Connect.
  6. Locate the Connect launch in the lower right corner and click on it.
  7. Sign In with an existing account on the right or agree to the terms on the left and click Create Account to have a new Connect account automatically created.
  8. Pair with a new or existing course. Click go to section home page at the end of the process.

Create Assignment Links

  1. If you don't have any Connect assignments links in your Blackboard Ultra course, you can insert them for student access/grade sync by following the steps below.
  2. If your Blackboard Ultra course contains Connect assignment links that you copied from a previous term and would like to reactivate, refer to the Reuse Assignment Links section.
  3. Click the + sign under Course Content and select Content Market.
  4. Click on the Connect link under Used in this course.
  5. Click Go to my Connect section.
  6. Select the assignments you want to deploy.
  7. Click the stack icon and select Deploy/manage.
  8. You can set the grade type in bulk or individually. Click the Deploy button when done.
  9. Verify the assignment and click Submit.
  10. The assignment that were deployed will be listed under Course Content. Click on the arrows on the right in the assignment to rearrange the order as needed. A gradebook column is automatically created for each assignment and the student grades will automatically sync on an interval set by the Blackboard administrator.
  11. The default Balckboard setting deploys the assignments as Hidden from students. You can make assignment visible individually or in bulk. Start by clicking Batch Edit
  12. Click the box next to item to select all the assignments or select them individually.
  13. In the lower right corner of the screen, select Edit visibility under Edit selection.
  14. Select Visible to Students and click Save Visibility
  15. Click the X in the upper-left corner to return to the Blackboard course home.

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