Choose Technology

Step 2:  Choose Technology

There are a number of different technologies available for you to reach your class goals.  They are categorized here according to function. 

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Provide Static Content to Students

Blackboard provides a platform in which you can post information for students.  This includes a syllabus, lecture notes, etc.  To post content to your Blackboard shell:

Communicate with Students (Live or recorded)

  1. Blackboard Collaborate:

a. Live – recommended for class sizes under 75 students

b. Recorded – no size limitation

       2. Zoom:

a. Live – recommended for class sizes under 100 students

b. Recorded – no size limitations

       3. Echo360:

 a. Record from your existing classroom/time

 b. Record from home

 

Meet with Students or Groups of Students

Discussion boards and email provide an asynchronous method of communicating with students.  Zoom technology noted above can be used for one-on-one and group meetings:

Collecting and Grading Assignments

Blackboard provides a platform in which an Instructor can post an assignment with a due date and grading rubric (if desired).  Students can then upload their assignment to the site by the due date: 

Further information is available on grading the assignments and keeping a gradebook:

Online Assessment

Blackboard further provides the opportunity to provide assessments (quizzes and/or tests) in a defined timeframe.  More information is provided here: