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Share Content with Students

Sharing content with your students is very important. Using Blackboard Learn makes it easy to do just that. 
Just a few of the Items you can share via Blackboard with your students:


Saving your documents and PowerPoints as PDF’s and sharing them with students guarantees them access to those documents and PowerPoints anytime, anyplace. 
Want to make your content more interactive and engaging? Then transform your lectures, documents, PowerPoints into such by using SoftChalk, a powerful web lesson editor that will allow you to create dynamic course content for the students without any programming skills whatsoever. Use your course materials and mash-up them up with audio, video, interactive exercises, quizzes, and text. 

If you want to learn more and to download SoftChalk: CLICK HERE.

To View Sample Lessons: CLICK HERE​

Evaluate Student Learning

Measure student learning by creating formative and summative assessments online. The online environment in Blackboard Learn is student-centered allowing you to provide students with more opportunities to practice and receive feedback. There are a variety of assessment strategies to assess your students online, including: essays, project reports, research projects, case studies, discussion board participation, self-assessments via SoftChalk quizzes, video projects, collaborative writing projects, blogs, journals, and peer review to name a few. Our team can help you identify many tools and strategies to facilitate assessment online, as well as show you how to use Respondus, a powerful tool for creating and managing exams.

Create Interactive Learning
If you are unsure how to get started with asynchronous teaching, here are some ideas to spark students’ engagement:

  •  By adding audio, video, quizzes, animations, and setting up your text to complement the other aspects of each slide, you can turn your PowerPoint lectures into powerful, interactive, and engaging course material and provide students a more engaging experience and boost their creativity. Our instructional designers and development specialists can help you decide which technology tool to use to fit your needs efficiently.  

  • Take a dip into lecture capture by creating 2-5 minute mini-lectures using Camtasia. New features in lecture capture may help you make face-to-face time more active and out-of-class learning more productive. Placing these mini-lecutures online, allows you to devote that class time to such  activities like discussions, team-based learning, or Q&A sessions. Our Faculty Instructional Technology (FIT) Lab and Multimedia Studio have the technology tools you need. 

  • Create scenarios to provide your students with problems, case studies, diagnosis, training scenarios and such where students have to apply what they have learned.


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