Staff Development

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.

Professional Development

Howard Blumenfeld
Professional Development Coordinator


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