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Communication in Blackboard Learn: Instructors


You can communicate and interact with an individual or group of students in your course using the many tools available in Blackboard. By using a blend of communication techniques, including real-time sessions, instructors can foster collaboration with and between their students. 

  • Announcements - Post important course information like due dates, upcoming tests, and other course-related events.
  • Calendar - Manage course due dates, class meeting times, and office hours alongside university-wide and personal events.
  • Email - Send emails to individual users or select groups within your course straight from your course to their OHIO email account.
  • Groups - Create student groups, either manually or randomly, within your course and provide a space for group work and collaboration.
  • Discussions - Explore a deeper understanding of course content through discussion board forums with focused topics and places where your students can pose questions.
  • Journals - Interact with students privately as they share their reflections on course-related materials.

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