Using Blackboard to Engage Your Students: Communication and Collaboration
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Using Blackboard to Engage Your Students: Communication and Collaboration

Using Blackboard to Engage Your Students: Communication and Collaboration

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Educational Technology Center Training Room, B26 Alumni Hall

4227 Fifth Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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How can you use Blackboard to create a truly engaging, interactive, collaborative experience for your students? In this workshop, we will explore tools that can open lines of communication and collaboration between individual students, groups, and course instructors. We will discuss tools such as blogs, wikis, discussion boards, and announcements, as well as strategies to identify the different communication needs of different groups of students. This workshop meets in Alumni Hall, B26.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

  • Setup and use the My Blackboard communication tools as well as announcements, notifications, and email;
  • Describe the distinctions between the discussion board, journal, wiki, and blog tools, and correctly implement each of these tools in your course;
  • Create groups of students manually or based on performance data using Smart Views, and apply these groups to the collaboration and communication tools
  • Give examples of best practices for using discussion boards, journals, wikis, and blogs.

Please note that after registration, you will recieve a confimration email containing a link to an anonymous pre-workshop survey, which helps us tailor each workshop to the needs and skill-levels of the attendees. Please look for the link when you get your confirmation.

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Can’t make a workshop? Need help with educational technology not covered in a workshop? Would you like a technology consultant to review the details of your course with you? Consultants in the Educational Technology Center are available to meet with you 8:30 – 5:00, Monday – Friday, or outside working hours by appointment. Please fill out this form to request a meeting with a technology consultant.

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