Blackboard contains several tools that can be used for less formal assessment items and for allowing student interaction.
There a number of different tools and functions that can be used through Blackboard for assessment or student learning.
These include: Wikis, Journals, Blogs and Discussion Boards. Each tool has particular strengths.
Use the links below to find out about each tool and how you can use it in your teaching.
Quizzes, tests and surveys
It is important to think clearly about what you are trying to achieve, what the students need to accomplish in terms of learning outcomes and what is best for your course context when choosing appropriate tools.
Here is a document that helps you to review some of these tools and assess which tools are best for your purpose.
Case studies which cover examples of how this technology might be used in teaching.
Talk to one of our learning and teaching team about using Blackboard in your teaching.