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Faculty Presence and Student Expectations in Online Learning

Post by: Jennifer Campbell, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Education and participant in the Learning Community on Online Teaching & Learning “But how do I get a good grade?” Every instructor has been asked this question by a student, and to boil it down to a single word answer, hopefully we can agree upon, “expectations.” Students are asked to… Read more →

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Threading Voices with VoiceThread

Post By: Daniel Nester, Associate Professor of English and participant in the Learning Community on Online Teaching & Learning Getting students to participate in class discussion remains an evergreen faculty concern. In the classroom, instructors might draw from any number of techniques, from working on the board or breaking up in groups to the classic open-ended Socratic question. Online learning presents… Read more →

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Blackboard Discussion Boards

Blackboard’s Discussion Boards are a great place to build community among your students and to mimic face-to-face classroom discussion in hybrid or online courses. The asynchronous nature of online discussions allows students to reflect on their responses before posting them and can help more reserved students feel comfortable participating. A Forum is a site where instructors and students can hold… Read more →

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In-Line Grading – Discussions, Blogs, Journals & Wikis

We’ve talked about the new in-line grading features in Blackboard on this blog before, but only for the Assignment Tool. The in-line grading feature goes across many different tools, and this time, we’re going to take a look at the Discussions, Wikis, Blogs and Journals.     The discussion grading page provides the full text of all discussion posts by… Read more →

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Tracking Discussion Activity by Student

There are a number of ways to make sure your students are on par with their level of activity/interaction in your course. This article will highlight two ways you can monitor Discussion Board activity levels. Here are two ways you can monitor discussion activity: 1. Performance Dashboard, per Student On the Control Panel, expand the Evaluation section and click Performance Dashboard. On the Performance Dashboard page, you can view… 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 →