Discussion Board – A discussion board is asynchronous communication that can facilitate course or group discussions in a Blackboard course
Create a discussion board forum
Blackboard Collaborate – a synchronous virtual classrrom
Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual synchronous classroom (aka. webinar ) system that is integrated into Blackboard. It enables tutors and students to interact and collaborate in real-time, online. It is similar to how Skype functions (for those who are familiar with Skype). In effect, a tutor can deliver a teaching session online, in which they might show a PowerPoint presentation, share their computer desktop screen, or use a virtual digital whiteboard, and have students interact with this content in real-time from remote locations. It is particularly suited to supporting distance learning.
Groups in Blackboard
Students in your Blackboard course can be assigned to groups. Within a group certain Blackboard tools can be enabled for the group as well as permitting access to certain content.
Creating a group
Creating group sets
We have available in Blackboard two options of adding social media. Blackboard has its built–in social media tools, namely blogs, wikis and journals. In addition we have plugged in Campus Pack into Blackboard which allows for the use of their these social media tools in addition to other tools.Blogs, Journals, and Wikis provide students and instructors with social learning spaces and tools to express their thoughts, reflect on their learning, either privately (with the instructor) or publicly (with others in the course), and work collaboratively on documents and projects Campus Pack provide blogs, wikis, journals, podcasting, personal learning spaces and group learning spaces. Find out more in our guides below:
NB: Please ignore the option ‘Alignments‘ that you may come across in Blackboard Blogs, Wikis and Journals.
Campus Pack: Blogs, Wikis, Journals and Personal Learnng Spaces