Tag Archives: Blackboard Learn

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

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 … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Blackboard Assessments

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 … Continue reading

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Inline Grading in Blackboard Learn

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 … Continue reading

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Adding Captions to a Video in Blackboard Using Kaltura

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.) … Continue reading

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Video Tools in Blackboard Learn Can Help Enhance Your Course

For faculty looking to create videos to provide supplemental instruction to students, there may be questions on how to effectively deliver the videos to students. There are three important considerations when creating videos for your students: Blackboard Learn has a … Continue reading

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Tackling Common Issues in Blackboard Learn

Avoiding issues while using Blackboard Learn can be challenging, but you’re in luck, because this article will address the problems we see most frequently and suggest how to avoid them. However, we encourage you to contact us should any of … Continue reading

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What is Blackboard Learn’s Retention Center?

Envision this. You are an instructor who wants real-time tracking in the course management system you’re already established in. You enjoy simplicity in picking your criteria for monitoring student performance and fancy something that provides an easy mechanism for informing … Continue reading

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New Features in Blackboard Learn Service Pack 11

Purdue will upgrade to Blackboard Learn Service Pack 11 during the 2013 Summer Session. With this upgrade to Service Pack 11 will come several notable changes that faculty will see as they use Learn. While the look and feel of … Continue reading

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