Enhance the Blackboard experience for you and your students

Top 10 Blackboard Features

Communication Features

  • Student Preview Mode allows you to view your course through a student’s perspective.
  • Bb Instructor, Bb Grader and Bb app enables users to access content from their mobile devices.
  • Collaborate Ultra is a video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact with students.
  • Dropbox allows users to easily link to and upload their Dropbox content into the course.
  • Qwickly Attendance allows faculty to record student participation It also allows you to have it automatically graded in the Grade Center.

Assessment Features

  • Date Management allows instructors to adjust all availability dates, dues date, and adaptive release all on the same page.
  • Test Access Log shows a detailed list of how much time a student spends on each question.
  • Test Exception allows you to make exceptions for individual students without affecting other students.
  • submission receipt is captured at the time of submission and includes information such as attached file information, date, time, etc.

Grading Features

  • Reminders can be sent from the Grade Center to notify students of missing tests or assignments.
  • Grade Center Statistics gives you an overview of students performance on assessments.
  • Grade History allows you to view all grade actions & submissions within a course
  • Color coding the grade center allows you to visually interpret information quickly.

Top 7 Tips to Enhance Learning Experience for Students

  • Make the course easier to navigate by using sub headers, dividers, renaming tabs, and having a banner.
  • Have an introduction video to welcome students to the course and give them an overview.
  • Syllabus Quiz ensures that students review the syllabus and have a clear understanding of it.
  • Having introductions in DB is crucial to promoting student collaboration and connection.
  • Use the Description field of the folder to let students know what’s inside.
  • Set requirements for DB so students clearly know what you expect from their threads.
  • Set due dates so students can see when they are due in their calendar.

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