Embedding a PowerPoint presentation into your Blackboard course provides the students with a more visually appealing course design. It is also the easiest way to share updates to the presentation with your students since any changes made will automatically be updated in the presentation in your Blackboard course. This makes it the most efficient way

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a browser-based web conferencing tool that allows faculty to synchronously communicate online with students anywhere. It’s one of the tools that faculty can use to conduct their online classes. Collaborate Ultra provides multiple features that instructors can use to engage students, receive their input, and conduct collaboration activities. If you are

Active learning comes out of the constructivist learning theory that we learn better through building our own knowledge and connecting new ideas to existing knowledge and experiences to form understanding. This model starts to take on greater importance when we consider an online learning environment which for the presenter can be far more challenging than a face-to-face

  The Blackboard Grade Center is a very powerful tool that can help save instructor time. For example, in many courses the average quiz grade is calculated based on the best 3 out 4 quiz scores. Instructors can create a column in Blackboard that will calculate this average automatically for them. So, there is no

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As we gradually move to hosting our courses online either as a blended model, independant resources or a mix of synchronous and asynchronous courses, the Community of Inquiry framework (CoI) can offer good pointers and guidance into creating an effective online learning platform where learners and instructors can engage in collaborative and engaging learning activities.

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