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Blackboard Journals 101

This step-by-step visual guide will show you how to setup and utilize Blackboard Journals in your online classes.     What is a Blackboard Journal? A Blackboard Journal is section within an online course where a student can record personal reflections, observations, studies, etc. By default, journals in Blackboard are private between a student and instructor, but can be shared if… Read more →

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Blackboard Blogs 101

This step-by-step visual guide will show you how to setup and utilize Blackboard Blogs in your online classes.     What is a Blackboard Blog? A Blackboard Blog is section within an online course where students can post information on various subjects, comment on each others posts, and engage in an online dialogue within an organized format that can utilizes text, links, photos,… Read more →

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Blackboard Wikis 101

This step-by-step visual guide will show you how to setup and utilize Blackboard Wikis in your online classes.     What is a Wiki? A wiki is a series of linked Web pages collaboratively created by many authors. They are collections of information organized with one topic per page that can be viewed and edited by multiple people. Within Blackboard… Read more →

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“Post First” Discussion Board Feature

A long-awaited feature in the Discussion Board tool, instructors now have the ability to force each student to publish their own thread to a forum before they can see their peers’ threads or reply to them. This prevents the paraphrasing problem that often exists in forums, where students expend more energy trying to figure out how to rewrite what others have written… Read more →