What’s coming in Blackboard – improved discussion boards

New features in Blackboard are coming, with an upgrade of our system being planned for the summer. As well as new features (some of which can be seen in a previous post), there will be some much requested “fixes” and some improvements to current tools.

Here you can see how the discussion boards will have a new look and feel, with profile pictures to more easily identify, at a glance, who is contributing to the discussion.

The “post first” feature, which can be set by the instructor, forces students to post a response to a thread before being able to read their fellow-students’ contributions. It is hoped that this will increase originality, rather than having students simply rehashing the points made by others.

What do you think of the new features? Leave a comment and let us know.

 

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  1. Pingback: Blackboard Learn: Improved features for Teachers | blackboardnuigalway

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