Creation of courses, identification of instructors, and placing students into courses in Blackboard is handled automatically based on current information in the student registration system. Alternatively, courses which do not correspond to a class in the student registration system can be created and populated manually.
Courses are accessible from within PAWS > Academics Tab > My Courses (channel)
Students appear automatically in the U of S Course Tools (Blackboard) class grade book when they register for a class.
Instructors may build a variety of questions based on the questions types available within the system. The questions may be chosen to be included in online quizzes, randomly if so desired. Many of the questions in the quizzes may be graded automatically, a timesaving feature for instructors and a possible automatic method of feedback and grading to students. (more...)
Instructors can easily create, distribute, grade, and return assignments online, complete with notes to students, using standardized grading forms such as Rubrics.
Students can easily obtain, and hand in their assignments online. (more...)
A variety of ways to communicate with students within the system, includes discussions, course blogs, student journals, chat rooms, shared whiteboards, email, and more.
Many of these tools may be graded based on instructor-defined criteria. (more...)
Students can self enroll or be assigned groups and may be graded individually or altogether.
Groups may have private work areas, discussion boards, chat rooms and shared resources. (more...)
A variety of teaching methodologies is supported. Instructors may:
Instructional Managment System (IMS) Content Packaging, IMS Quiz and Test Interoperability, and SCORM modules are supported.
Instructors can easily use course content and quizzes developed by other people, even if those people use a different learning management system.
Course materials developed in BBLearn can easily be shared with colleagues.