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Instructors - take it to the next level and SuperCharge your Blackboard course with these dynamic and engaging tools!

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Ignite student participation!


Top Hat - a comprehensive teaching platform that helps instructors easily create an interactive lecture experience.

  • Upload and display PowerPoint presentations
  • Create customized multimedia-rich slide shows
  • Content displays in class and on mobile devices simultaneously
  • Present from an iPad, mobile device or desktop browser
  • Poll students & ask questions
  • Track attendance
  • Capture student responses in real-time
  • Sync question and attendance scores to Blackboard
  • Hold discussions (anonymous, or not)
  • Mobile-friendly, free app, no hardware clickers or licenses required

Panopto - lecture capture software that allows instructors to record their lectures and students to replay those lectures at a later time. Panopto has several potential uses, such as:

  • Recording a demonstration in class
  • Creating a voiceover PowerPoint presentation
  • Recording student presentations
  • Many more!

Voice Thread - VoiceThreaders are one of the most diverse communities in the world, and that is by design. Participate using your voice, video or text. Use a screen reader or caption your videos. Use any computer, device, or internet connection. Join in the way that works best for you.

  • Provide "Untethered," on-demand participation for students and educators
  • Build a stronger sense of community within classes
  • Streamline course infrastructure with a media agnostic platform
  • Remove logistical barriers of time and place from online learning environments
  • Offer accessible means of participation for anyone
  • Enhance understanding of visual concepts via multi-modal commentary with annotation
     

Create mobile device-friendly assessments -  use this guide to build tests for use with the Bb Student app.

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Blackboard Tips

Instructors:  Remember to make your course available for student viewing.  Here are the steps:

  • Open the course within Blackboard
  • Go to the Control Panel
  • Select Customization
  • Select Properties
  • Change the Available marker to Yes
  • Click Submit
     

Students:  If you do not see your course in Blackboard, it is because your instructor has not yet made it available to you.  Please note:  your instructors have the option to use Blackboard, it is not required, so some of your courses may never appear within Blackboard.