The Communication Tools allow you to send email, view student webpages, and participate in discussion boards or class chat sessions.
Note: Your instructor and Blackboard administrator decide which Communication Tools are available in your course, so your options may not include all of those listed here.
|Announcements||New information about the course–room changes, quizzes, chat room meetings.|
|Send Email||Send email to other students and instructors in the course.|
|Collaboration||Synchronous Virtual Classroom and Lightweight Chat tools allow for a chat room, whiteboard, web browser, and Q & A area.|
|Roster||List of students' names and their email addresses, and links to the student webpages in that course.|
|Group Pages||Listing of groups in the course and access to private group areas.|
|Discussion Boards||Asynchronous tool with discussion threads and responses.|