Communication Features in Blackboard

keyboard used for communicationCommunication is a driving force of Internet growth. Blackboard provides a variety of means to communicate with your students.

Announcements can be posted on your Blackboard course with news and reminders for your students, and Discussion Boards can be used to facilitate thread based discussions within which you and your students can participate. Students can be put into groups allowing for group work to be carried out via Blackboard, each group can have their own private discussion area.

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How to add a Course Announcement

Announcements can be used to keep your students informed of news and reminders relating to your course.


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Discussion Boards can be used to facilitate asynchronous discussion within your Blackboard course.


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Use this guide to find out how to post a message into a Blackboard Discussion.


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Use this guide to find out how send emails using Blackboard.


small icon iconHow to set up your Blackboard Notifications

You may configure which notifications you receive from Blackboard and how you receive them. This guide takes you through the process.

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Students can be placed into groups within your Blackboard course. Groups can be given access to a number of tools such as their own discussion board which only they and the course instructor can view. Groups can also be used as part of the rules for Adaptive Release.


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How to use Blogs within your Blackboard course

Weblogs, known as Blogs can be used within your Blackboard course. You can set up blogs for the whole course, for groups, or for individuals. Full step by step instructions are available.


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How to use Wikis within your Blackboard course

Wikis allow for collaborative creation of content by any member of your Blackboard course. Full step by step instructions are available.