Blackboard is a learning management system in which instructors can deliver course content, communicate with students, and enhance student engagement with course materials. Blackboard can be used to supplement classroom-based courses, supply the online component of hybrid courses, or deliver the content for distance education courses.
Ease of Use
Blackboard can be accessed with any web browser, enabling instructors and students to access their online course sites anytime, from anywhere. No knowledge of HTML is necessary to create content in Blackboard: the Blackboard interface makes it easy for instructors to upload course materials to Blackboard, for students to view or print anytime during the semester.
Instructors and students can take advantage of the populated email lists to communicate with any or all members of a Blackboard course site. They can also use the threaded discussion boards to hold rich, asynchronous conversations that can enhance students' engagement with course material. Blogs and wikis are a part of every Blackboard course site, and can be used for ongoing writing assignments and student collaborative projects.
Instructors can assess students using the exam and survey tools and by collecting assignments from students. Students can submit electronic assignments through Blackboard's Assignment Manager and Drop Box, for instructors to view and grade. Using the grade book, instructors can assign grades and make them visible to students - in today's age of information privacy concerns, Blackboard is an ideal way to securely communicate grade information.
- Using The Assignment Manager
The best tool for collecting assignments through Blackboard is the Assignment Manager. Learn how to find and use it with these quick instructions!
- Making the Most of Blackboard: Assessment & Gradebook
An overview of creating tests, question pools, surveys, importing/exporting and the grade book in Blackboard that covers the basics of creating a test or survey and making it available to the students in a course site.
- Uploading Questions for Assessments
Do you want to speed up assessment creation? Using this document, you can streamline the process by formatting and uploading batches of questions at one time.
is an easy way for CWRU instructors to create Blackboard sites for classes they are teaching. It also offers tools to enroll students from courses; add co-Instructors, TAs, and other individuals; remove courses and individuals from sites; and reuse course sites from one semester to the next. Learn More