Blackboard is a web-based course management system that enables instructors to create and manage course content in a user-friendly manner. It is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to do everything from posting your course syllabus online, to more complex tasks such as administering and grading online exams, hosting live discussion groups, and delivering rich media such as video and audio files. Once you master the basics, you can begin to explore the many ways Blackboard can be used to complement and enhance more of your specific pedagogical goals.
Instructors have a variety of unique tools within Blackboard that enhance their traditional course environment. They can:
This manual can show you how to do all of that and more, but first it is important to think about exactly what it is you are looking to get from Blackboard.
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