Blackboard – Ways of Collaborating



bbdiscussionboardDiscussion Board – A discussion board is asynchronous communication that can facilitate course or group discussions in a Blackboard course
Create a discussion board forum videolink

Create a discussion board thread

How to set grading on discussion forums and threads

Rating a discussion board thread

Grading forum video tutorial videolink
Managing discussion board roles videolink
Changing discussion forum settings videolink
Moderating discussion board forums videolink
Virtual Classroom & Chat

commonsBlackboard 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.

Blackboard Collaborate User Guide

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.

How to Create Groups

Create Self-Enroll Group (creates a sign-up sheet): Single/Group Set

Create Manual Enroll (no sign-up sheet): Single/Group Set

Create Group Set: Random Enroll (let Blackboard sort the group members)

How to restrict access to content by group

Creating a group videolink
Creating group sets videolink
Social Networking
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:
Blackboard Blogs

Introduction to Blogs, Journals & Wikis in Blackboard

Blackboard Blogs – What is a Blackboard blog? Creating a Blackboard blog and the different types (course, individual & groups)

Creating a blog videolink

Creating & editing blog entries videolink

Blackboard Wikis

Blackboard Wikis – What is a Blackboard wiki? Creating a wiki and how to monitor student participation.

Adding rich content to a wiki videolink

Editing a wiki page videolink

Linking wiki pages videolink

Viewing a wiki page history videolink

Grading a wiki videolink

Blackboard Journals

Blackboard Journals – What is a Blackboard journal?

Creating a journal videolink

Creating and editing journal entries videolink

Commenting on a journal entry videolink

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

Campus Pack Blogs

Campus Pack Wiki

Campus Pack Journal

Campus Pack Podcast

Campus Pack Personal Learning Spaces

Campus Pack Collaboration Space

Campus Pack – Synchronize Course

More: Campus Pack Video tutorials

Supported Browsers for Campus Pack