Category Archives: Interaction and Communication

Known Issue – Comments on blogs and journals can’t be read

Some users are experiencing an issue when using graded journals and blogs on Blackboard. When an instructor posts a comment on a student’s post, the student is unable to view the comment. A “loading” message appears, but the comment never … Continue reading

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Overview of Assessment Tools on Blackboard at NUIG

Last month, during our festival, I gave a workshop on the various tools you can use on Blackboard for assessment. It was quite well received and will probably be offered again in future. The main advantage for instructors was that … Continue reading

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Using the Qwickly Tool on Blackboard

The Qwickly tool is a Blackboard building block that enables you to post announcements and send emails to a number of courses that you are enrolled as an instructor on, simultaneously. To use Qwickly, you need first to add a … Continue reading

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What’s new in Blackboard at NUIG? Part 1

We are now a couple of weeks into testing the upgraded Blackboard for NUIG, which will be available to all staff and students by the middle of July (dates to be confirmed). The upgraded version will look fresh and uncluttered, … Continue reading

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Giving email access to students on Blackboard

Sending class email is one of the most used facilities by instructors on Blackboard. The advantage of not having to maintain email lists for all your students makes communication with the whole class, or groups of individuals, so much easier. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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