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The My Grades page shows the status of gradable items, such as tests, assignments, journal and blog entries, and discussion posts. The My Grades page may include item names and descriptions, due dates, student and instructor dates of activity, posted grades, points possible, links to rubrics used for grading, and your instructor's comments and feedback.
Access My Grades

There are three way to access your grades in Blackboard:

In a Blackboard course, on the left side course menu, click My Grades. In a Blackboard course, on the left side course menu, click Tools and then My Grades In the upper right click your name to access the Global Navigation Menu. Click the My Grades icon.           

View Grade Details

If you access My Grades from the Global Navigation Menu, you see grades for all your courses. On the left side of...


Force Test Completion: If force completion is enabled, you must complete the test the first time it is launched. If force completion is enabled, it is noted at the top of the test. You are not allowed to exit the test and continue working on it at a later date. The Save function is available for you to save the test as you work through it, but you are not allowed to exit and restart the test.

Backtrack Prohibited: You are not allowed to go back to questions you have already answered if backtracking is prohibited. If backtracking is prohibited, it is noted at the top of the test. When you take a test that does not allow backtracking, an error appears when you attempt to use the Back function within the test.

Test Presentation: Your instructor has two different options for presenting questions in tests: All-at-once or One-at-a-time. An All-at-once test presents all...


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We have put together a student guide for using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. The guide addresses the following topics: (access the guide here)

What is Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and how to access it from my iLearn course site? Blackboard Collaborate Ultra course tool interface How to join a Blackboard Collaborate Course session? Meeting Room Interface How to set up your microphone and webcam in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session Let others hear and see you during a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session Share content Access Blackboard Collaborate Ultra using the mobile app Session Best Practices Find more help

Part I: Test Room Specific Precautions

If you have scheduled an online test/exam, please do the following:

For a Computer Lab

Send an Email to [email protected] with a request to have an IT specialist prepare the Lab for the exam.

The IT specialist assigned will depend on where the exam will take place. Please see Appendix (i) for more details.

For a Classroom

Please bear in mind that for tests administered in the classroom, you will have to rely on the operability of the students’ laptops. You are advised to hold online examinations in a lab environment to safeguard against limitations inherent within our wireless networks. To make sure the test goes as smoothly as possible, request the students to pay a visit to the school’s laptop service center so that a consultant can do the following:

Check wireless connectivity. Install and update the LockDown browser. Perform a check-up to guarantee...

In this page you will find information about:

What is respondus LockDown browser and monitor? How to prepare for an online exam? How to check for an online exam results? How will the students perform the exam? How to deal with technical issues?

What is Respondus LockDown browser and monitor?

Respondus Monitor is the AUS Exam proctoring tool. Respondus LockDown Browser is a customized browser which increases the security of test delivery in iLearn (Blackboard). When students use Respondus LockDown Browser to access an exam, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. This prevents students from using instant messaging programs, search engines or any other digital resource during the examination. LockDown Browser will directly go to the iLearn (Blackboard) login page. Students will then login...

Please follow the steps below to safely log yourself out of iLearn: 

Click on the log out icon on the upper left corner of your browser​

On a new screen you will get two options. Click on the "End session and log out" button. If no action is taken, you will be automatically logged out after 120 seconds. You can also select "Continue SSO session" to go back to iLearn.​​​


After you click the "End session and log out" button, you will get the confirmation message below. Click "End Session" to complete the log out process.​​


Once you end your session, it's advised that you close all your browser windows. ​


Global Navigation Menu
Once you have logged in to iLearn, the Global Navigation Menu is always located in the upper right-hand corner of the display. Clicking your name or selecting the small triangle activates a pull-down menu where shortcuts are provided. Next to the triangle may be a small number in a red square indicating that changes, notifications, and updates have been made in any of your courses since the last login.

View the Global Navigation Menu

Log in to Blackboard. Click on your name or select the small triangle that appears in the upper right-hand corner. Select the icon or link needed. 

If the Global Navigation Menu Won't Expand
If Group by Term is selected in the My Courses list settings, it may prevent the Global...


Step 1: To download the application on your handheld device, go to the application store for your OS:

App Store on iPhone, iPad or iPod. Google Play Store on Android devices. App World on Blackberry device.

Step 2: Search for " Blackboard MobileTM Learn " or just "Blackboard".

Step 3: Follow the installation process and then launch the Application.

Step 4: In the ‘Search for your School’ Field,  Type "American University of Sharjah".

Step 5: Log in with your AUS credentials*.
* Username should be typed as: b000xxxx, without @aus.edu domain

Step 6: Click on "Agree", then hit Continue to complete the login process.

For Blackboard Mobile Learn support inquiries, please visit the website:http://help.blackboardmobile.com/

Blackboard also provides helpful demos for users on their website, at:http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Mobile/Resources/Demos.aspx



Step 1: Visit https://iLearn.aus.edu and login with your AUS credentials.

Step 2: Click on the “Videos” tab at the top right corner.

AUS video portal will open.


Step 1: Using Google Chrome as your browser, go to ilearn.aus.edu and login with your AUS credentials 

Step 2: Click on 'Videos' in the menu.


Step 3: On the landing page, click on 'Download Panopto' link under your name on the top-right corner (as indicated in red below).

*If you do not see the 'Download Panopto' link, please request the IT Service Desk to provide you with a Panopto account. 

Step 4: Click on 'Download Panopto' on the pop-up. 

Step 5: Click on 'panoptorecorder.exe' in the Downloads bar at the bottom of your browser (or through Downloads in Chrome) to start the installation process. 

If you are using an AUS device, you will be asked to authorize the installation with an admin password.

*At this point, please contact...