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Here at LTU, we use Blackboard as a course management tool. Blackboard provides a tool to manage course documents. It gives students access to course materials 24/7 even on mobile devices. Faculty can post announcements and email students directly in just a few clicks. Blackboard keeps track of grades and provides easy tracking of student progress.
Blackboard has many features to assist faculty in delivering content, assessing learning and engaging student and faculty are encouraged to use any that enhance their course. However, there are four minimum requirements regarding faculty use of Blackboard.
1) Create and post a Syllabus that meets department, College, and University requirements.
2) Post your Contact Information with your preferred method of communication, anticipated response time, office hours, etc.
3) Communicate via Announcement page and reminders, updates, notifications.
4) Post grades in Grade Center so students can monitor their grades and receive feedback on assignments.
Below are detailed, target support videos and step-by-step directions to guide you through each of these requirements.
Blackboard Grade Center is a great way to help you keep track of student grades AND let students know how they are progressing through the course. You can set up things in Blackboard so that students actually submit assignments directly in Bb so you can give feedback and grade them all within the system (no need to collect papers, carry them home and back). At the very least, LTU expects you to post grades for assignments in Blackboard so students can track their grades. Becoming a proficient uses of Grade Center takes some time, but we’ve created videos and step-by-step directions to help you become a master.
Directions for Common Grade Center Features