Blackboard is a Web-based course-management system designed to allow students and faculty to participate in classes delivered online or use online materials and activities to add to the classroom experience.
Blackboard Learn 9.1 is the current version and it offers new social learning and teaching tools that will transform your classrooms into communities where students remain connected to their educational experience 24 hours a day. We are using Blackboard’s Mobile Learn app on the iPad and iPhone.
Blackboard is a useful tool to link assignments and tests into the Grade Center. It is the only tool on campus that allows students to view their grades from their mobile device. It offers discussion boards, blogs, wikis and private journals. Instructors can embed links, audio, images, and video into assignments. SafeAssign helps the instructor to monitor assignments for plagiarism. NBC Learn has partnered with Blackboard to give faculty access to their archives. Tests in Blackboard can be auto-graded and the results automatically entered into the Grade Center. Files and documents can be uploaded so students can read them from their mobile device while eating in the Bean.
There are other online tutorials as well.
Overview of Blackboard
Using the Discussion Board
Blackboard also offers short quick tutorials on their website.