Category Archives: Tools

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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Embedding a prezi in your Blackboard course

As part of our Blackboard Winter Festival we included a 2 hour workshop on Presentation Design with Prezi. This turned out to be our most popular workshop. It seems that lots of staff are interested in getting started with Prezi. … Continue reading

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What’s new in Blackboard at NUIG? Part 2

All going well, our Blackboard Learn system will be upgraded to SP12 this Friday, 12th July. In the second of this series, here are three new features that will be available. The Retention Centre The new Retention Centre in Blackboard … 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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