Blackboard: The Possibilities
What can faculty do with Blackboard?
- Post course information, such as syllabi and class policies
- Post lectures or lecture notes
- Post links to web sites related to your courses
- Post frequently asked questions
- Post model assignment submissions and rubrics
- Post assignments that students can submit online
- Post quizzes, practice quizzes, and surveys
- Post StudyMate learning activities (flash cards, crossword puzzles, etc.)
- Post grades so each student will only see his or her own grades
- Communicate with your students via e-mail, discussion board, chatroom, or the Blackboard announcements tool
- Enhance your course with any or all of the above features
- Design hybrid courses in which part of the instruction is on campus and part is online
- Design fully online courses
How can Blackboard benefit faculty and enhance student success?
- Faculty can quickly and easily update course materials in Blackboard prior to each semester.
- Faculty can increase skills by learning an innovative alternate delivery system.
- Faculty have the option of limiting access to Blackboard courses only to enrolled students.
- By posting syllabi and other course materials online, faculty can help reduce college printing costs.
- Students gain anytime, anywhere access to course materials and/or learning activities.
- Students with varied learning styles gain an additional modality of learning.
- Students learn communication and technical skills that can help prepare them for four-year colleges and/or the workplace.
- The learning community of LPC students and faculty via Blackboard is increased.