What are the Blackboard tools and what do they do?
- Announcements: Announcements are critical course information that professors post specific to the course scheduling.
- Blackboard Help: Opens Blackboard Help in a separate window.
- Blogs: The Blog Tool creates an area where students and faculty can individually update the webpage with commentaries, descriptions of events, display graphics/videos, and post other materials. Entries are displayed in reverse chronological order.
- Calendar: The Calendar contains the course schedule and can hold due dates.
- Contacts: The Address Book provides students with the ability to create their own little black book specific to their course.
- Discussion Board: The Discussion Board is the place where the professor setups threaded discussions on various topics. These can be weekly/monthly and can be for the entire course or individual groups.
- The Electric Blackboard®: The Electric Blackboard® is like a journal, giving students the ability to take notes in the course and save them to view at a later date.
- Glossary: The Glossary aids instructors and students in defining commonly used terms in a course or subject.
- Groups: Group Pages allows students to interact within their groups in their own Discussion Board, chat room, virtual classroom, group email, and file sharing.
- Higher Education: Access McGraw-Hill products through Blackboard.
- Journals: Create and manage journals with the purpose of private communication with the instructor.
- My Grades: My Grades enables students to view their grades and their academic progress throughout their course.
- Panopto Focus Center: Panopto Recordings
- Roster: The Roster is the course roster, giving students the ability to get their fellow classmates further.
- Science Toolkit: The Science Toolkit is a place where students can find Metric Conversion Tools, Chemistry Tools, Mathematics Tools, Physics Tools, Astronomy Tools, Periodic Tools, a Science Glossary & Dictionary, and a Calculator.
- Send Email: Emails in Blackboard utilize your student email account to send and receive messages. You will receive a copy of your sent message.
- Wikis: The Wiki Tool opens up a community webpage where students and faculty can collaborate and create their own form of an encyclopedia specific to their course. Students and faculty can contribute or modify information, videos, and graphics posted here.