Document Sharing Tools
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Blackboard allows faculty and students to interact through a comprehensive course interface. Assignments and tests can be displayed in the Grade Center, while discussion boards, blogs, wikis, and journals can all be utilized within the course itself to create an interactive learning experience. For more information, please go to:
Why blog? A blog is a place:
- to collaborate with colleagues and students
- to share documents and files
- to think, plan and reflect
- for faculty and students to maintain a professional electronic portfolio
Weblogs, also known as blogs, offer a unique forum for students both to publish ideas and to customize the ways in which their ideas are presented. Many websites, such as Blogger and WordPress, offer free, easy-to-use blogs for those new to the online journaling sphere. Encouraging blog comments and blog discussions can expand the traditional one-person weblog into a multi-learner interface.
It can be very convenient to post by email to a blog. Using any email account to post to a blog can enable you to post from your mobile device or any convenient location.
Class Blogs: Advanced Tips
"Put your files into your Dropbox folder on one computer, and they'll automatically appear on any of your other computers that also have Dropbox installed (Windows, Mac, and Linux too!). You can even download Dropbox apps for your smartphone or mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry). Everything in your Dropbox is available from the Dropbox website, too."
Evernote is a very useful application for quickly saving interesting web pages and articles. With a single click, the page is saved in a specified folder (including hyperlinks) to be read and/or cited later.
Blackboard Xythos is a file sharing solution. Xythos is a useful online tool available through Blackboard that provides a unique file-sharing interface. Professors can upload and share assignments and information, while students can upload and share finished papers and quizzes. Through secure URL links, Blackboard Xythos enables users to move away from e-mail file attachments and securely and easily collaborate with external research or academic partners at other institutions. Files can be updated offline and be automatically synchronized the next time you connect, and the content will be protected.
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