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Communication in Blackboard: Students


Discussions - Post, review, and respond to threaded course discussions.  Discussion Board forums may be based on focused topics or a general Q&A format.

Email - Send an email to the OHIO Catmail account of all course users, select groups, or individual classmates with the Send Email course tool.

Groups - Your instructor may create student groups within your course to provide a collaborative space for projects, study groups, or facilitated smaller discussions.

Journals - You may share your work or reflect on course topics privately with your instructor through posted topics.

Wikis - Share and collaborate with your peers by contributing and modifying course-related materials.

Blogs - Build a personal online journal that is shared with your classmates and comment on your peers' blogs.

Messages - Course messages are private and secure text-based communication that occur within a course among course members.

Blackboard FAQs for Students