Tag: interaction

Grading Assignments within Blackboard – In-Line Grading

In my opinion, the best new feature of the Blackboard upgrade is the new In-Line Grading tool for Assignments. For instructors who frequently have students submit papers and know the pain of downloading, opening, commenting, grading, closing, uploading commented papers and submitting grades to Blackboard, I am happy to report that the workflow is greatly improved! For anyone who has… Read more →

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The Importance of Instructor Presence Online

In online courses, we don’t have the benefit of non-verbal and in-person communication to help us connect with our students. Instead, much of this communication comes through in actions we might otherwise pay little attention to, and has a much greater effect than you might believe! Your virtual presence in your course through direct contact with students (via email, discussion… Read more →