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Announcements

Post timely information critical to course success

Blogs

A blog can have a single author, or multiple contributors. In an educational context blogs are being used as simple e-portfolios, promoting deeper learning and reflective writing skills. By linking blogs into groups, peer supported communities can be created. The ability to allow comments from readers moves a simple blog post to a much more discursive learning experience.

Calendar

Provide students with dates for course related events

Discussion Boards

Facilitate multi threaded conversations. Simple to deploy and manage, and if planned carefully can promote very insightful and deeper learning outcomes

Email

Send email to other people, either individuals or to groups, on your course.

Journals

One to one communication between a student and lecturer or as a personal journal for a student.

Tasks

Organise projects or tasks by defining priority and tracking status

Wiki

Deploy a wiki (a site developed collaboratively by a number of users) for a particular topic, or on a per group basis.

Groups

Course instructors have the ability to deploy groups in 3 ways; self enrol, manual enrol, and random enrol.

Contacts

Add information about yourself and other staff. This is a good location to provide information about office hours, phone numbers, and other links to help students find the people who have important roles in the course

Blackboard Collaborate

Collaborate allows lecturers to schedule synchronous virtual classroom and webinar sessions.

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