Tag: Blackboard Learn

Discussion Board, Blog, or Wiki… How do I choose?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

A frequent question that comes up is what the difference is and how to decide which tool to use for activities in a course – discussion boards, blogs, wikis, or journals.  The tools are similar in some ways, allowing students to post text and other materials, but do operate in ways that make them more […]

The Pros and Cons of Blackboard Assessments

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Blackboard Learn offers the ability for instructors to create and deploy assessments that can be automatically graded (or even a mix of automatically graded questions plus instructor-reviewed essay questions). However, there are some pros and cons to consider if you’re considering adding Blackboard-based assessments to your course. Pro: Assessments can be automatically graded and points […]

Inline Grading in Blackboard Learn

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

One of the new tools introduced with Purdue’s recent upgrade to Blackboard Learn Service Pack 14 is inline grading. This new tool will change the way many faculty who accept student assignments via Blackboard Learn provide feedback to students on their assignments. Previously, when students uploaded assignments to Blackboard, course instructors would have to download […]

Adding Captions to a Video in Blackboard Using Kaltura

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Intended for use by all Purdue University campuses. These instructions presume that you (the person adding the captions) have already uploaded the video into Blackboard or Kaltura. (Only the person who uploaded the video will be able to add captions.) In addition, you must already have a caption file in .SRT or .DFXP format. If […]

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