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Designing Your Blackboard Site to Enhance Learning

Blackboard has a variety of tools for managing a range of course activities - like providing access to course documents, facilitating communication, and posting grades. Integrating freely available web-based tools and digital resources opens up opportunities for enhancing student collaboration and extending conversations beyond the four walls of the classroom. This session will show you easy and effective instructional strategies to immediately enhance your Blackboard course site to better support student learning.


By the end of this session you should be able to:

  • Apply what we know about learning and motivation to your course activities
  • Use information design to organize your course
  • Discuss learning advantages associated with student-generated content and peer assessment
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages associated with the instructional use of journals, wikis, and blogs
  • List and select web-based tools to enhance student collaboration and peer learning in your courses.
  • Create a portal to web based tools through Blackboard
  • Embed web media in your Blackboard course to use as learning content.

Session Overview


E-Portfolios in Higher Education

For more information, contact Joyce Kincannon (828-1605 or jmkincannon@vcu.edu).

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