Embed Infobase Tutorials in Blackboard

Note: Infobase recently acquired Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) – you may see the old branding on some pages during the transition.

Infobase is an online professional development and training program, comprising an extensive library of short, easy-to-understand tutorial videos. It's a great resource for students, faculty, and staff to learn about a wide variety of topics, with subjects ranging from software/applications to career skills and personal development. Instructors may assign entire courses or individual videos, and students can complete assignments or use the search tool to find tutorials and learn independently.

The videos are organized into 'courses', similar to a playlist on a specific topic, with additional content like assignments and tests. Infobase keeps track of the student's progress, and once they complete a course, the accomplishment is recognised with a badge and score in the Bb Grade Center (optional). Many courses are available in beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, so students start where they feel comfortable and progress at their own speed. Please see the steps below (or our video walk-through) to set up an Infobase link in your Blackboard course. For instructions you can share with students, please see our other Knowledge Base article.


How to Add an Infobase Link to Your Blackboard Course

  1. Open the Blackboard course where you would like to embed the training.
  2. In your course menu, select the content area where you would like to add the link to Infobase/embed the training. This can be an existing area (like Assignments), or you can create a new folder for Infobase links.
    Select the content area where you would like to add the Infobase link.
  3. In the course content area you selected, click Build Content (in the top menu), then select Infobase Learning Cloud (Hoonuit) - UND from the drop-down.
    In the course area you selected, click 'Build Content', then select 'Infobase' from the drop-down menu.
  4. On the 'Create Infobase' page, enter a name for your link. You may also add a description – this is a great place to indicate whether the link will be graded, since both graded and non-graded Infobase links will look the same to students.You may also add instructions for completing the assignment, or link to our Knowledge Base article with a walk-through for students.
    Enter a name for the link. You may also add a description.
  5. If you would like to enable grading for the Infobase course associated with this link, scroll down to the Grading section, select 'Yes' under Enable Evaluation, and enter the total in the Points Possible field. You can also set a due date or select additional tracking settings (optional). Then scroll down and click Submit to save the changes. This will close the Infobase set-up page and return you to the course content area you selected earlier.
    scroll down to the Grading section, select 'Yes' under Enable Evaluation, enter in the total value under Points Possible, then scroll down and click Submit.
  6. Back in the course content area, you should see the Infobase link you just created. To finish setting it up, click the link to open the Infobase set-up page.
    returned to course content area - click the Infobase link you just created to finish set up
  7. On the Infobase set-up page, use the search bar and optional filters, or scroll to browse and locate the training you would like students to complete. The next steps will show you how to associate the desired tutorial(s) with the link in your course. After that, clicking the link will bring students directly to the content you chose.
    use the search bar to locate the tutorial you would like students to complete
  8. On the search results page, locate the desired Infobase course and click the + content button (to the right) to view the course contents: a video playlist and available activities for that course.
    On the search results page, locate the course you would like to assign and click the + content button so view/select the content from that course.
  9. Each course consists of multiple items with various levels of interactivity, such as videos, knowledge checks, etc. Select the content you would like to assign by using the check boxes next to each item. You can also select entire item categories from the top menu: LearnIt (view tutorial videos), DoIt (access related activities), ShareIt (share completed activities with the InfoBase community), and ProveIt (complete a comprehensive assessment). Available categories may vary, depending on the tutorial's topic. Once you have marked all of the desired content, click Submit to save the settings.
    Select the course content items you would like to assign, then click submit to save the settings.
  10. The Submission Successful message indicates that your Infobase link selections were saved – the link is now ready for students to use. Use the Breadcrumb link in the top-left menu (circled below) to return to your main Blackboard course site.
    Submission successful - return to Bb course content area using the breadcrumb links (top-left menu).
  11. The training you selected will now be available in your course. Students can click that Infobase link to be taken directly to the content you just selected.
    Students can access the assigned Infobase videos using the link you created.
  12. You can still make changes to the link settings (e.g., name or due date) using the Edit menu, accessible from the grey chevron's drop-down menu (next to the link title in your Bb course). If you haven't added a description indicating whether this will be graded, you may wish to do so: click the chevron to the right of the link's title, select Edit, add the information to the Description field, and Submit to save the changes. Graded and non-graded Infobase links look the same, so it is important to provide that information to students in the description. You may also wish to add a link to the student version of the Infobase instructions.


Grading Infobase Assignments

  • Set Up - If you selected the Enable Evaluation option during the link set-up, Infobase will create a corresponding column in the course's Grade Center.
  • Multiple Infobase Links/Assignments - You can create multiple assignment links, and a column will be added to the Grade Center for each of them.
  • Automatic Grade Sync - Infobase will sync students' grades with Blackboard Grade Center. They must complete all items that you selected when setting up the link to receive any points. The number/score awarded for any specific item is irrelevant – simply completing the items (by watching videos or submitting assessments) will count toward their final score. If they only complete some of the assigned items, their score remain at zero (blank or '--'), but you can still view their progress and adjust the score to account for partial completion (see below).
  • Check Progress and Review ProveIt Scores - Instructors can check students' progress in each Infobase tutorial and manually adjust or assign grades: In Blackboard, open the Full Grade Center and locate the correct Infobase assignment column. Hover over the a student's assignment cell and click the chevron (next to their score or the '--' mark) to open the drop-down menu. Select Grade User Activity to open the Infobase integration, where you can see which videos and activities that individual student has completed for this assignment.
    Open the Full Grade Center, click the chevron next to a score, and select 'Grade User Activity' from the drop-down menu.
    Items they have watched or submitted are denoted with a green icon (circled below). Incomplete items' icons will appear grey.
    Green icon = complete.
    You can also review their score in the ProveIt category (containing their final assessments) by clicking that tab in the menu at the top of the page.
    Click 'ProveIt' in the top menu to see the student's score.
  • Modify Grades - In Blackboard, open the Full Grade Center and enter the desired score: Click the current number (or the '--' icon) and type in a new score, or click the chevron/drop-down menu > View Grade Details > Edit Grade > enter a new score in the Current Grade Value field.

NOTE: If you checked multiple items when setting up the Infobase link (i.e. videos and activities like DoIt or ProveIt), students must watch/complete all of the selections before they will receive a grade. Students can check their progress by clicking the Infobase link, then hovering over the green menu at the top-right of the page (see screenshot below). The items' icons also turn green as they are completed (see second video link in the playlist, below). Specific grades awarded for the ProveIt assessment do not affect their final score – it functions as a complete/incomplete, where any submission counts toward their completion of the overall assignment. You can always review this score and adjust the final grade to account for it. You may also wish to change the final grade to account for partial progress through the playlist (anything less than full completion of all items receives no credit from Infobase, and shows up as a '0' in the Grade Center by default).
Hover to see progress.


Please see the Infobase help page for more information.


Contact Us

Chat with Tech Support Submit a Ticket Call 701-777-2222

Was this helpful?
0 reviews
Print Article


Article ID: 116518
Fri 9/18/20 2:02 PM
Wed 4/24/24 10:40 AM

Related Articles (2)

Infobase (formerly Hoonuit / Atomic Learning) provides online training solutions through an extensive library of short, easy-to-understand video tutorials. This article explains how students can access Infobase from their Blackboard course site.
In addition to the campus tutoring services, Brainfuse online tutoring is a free service that provides access to tutors 24 hours a day from any Internet connection. Students can chat with a tutor, schedule a personal session, or submit a question. They can also submit written assignments for review by the online writing lab. To access Brainfuse, go to the a course in Blackboard, click tools, then click Brainfuse UND.