Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Getting Started with Groups in Blackboard

Utilizing groups within Blackboard allows students to work collaboratively and learn from each other.  The  latest version of Blackboard streamlines many of the administrative functions for managing groups.

Additionally, a group can be given their own 'room' in blackboard complete with a journal, blog, wiki, discussion board and other tools to facilitate the learning process. [view this excellent resource from North Dakota State University which explains the difference between these tools]

Blackboard has quite a few online resources to accompany their new release and help you learn more about groups.  See a few of them below.

Do you use group functions in Blackboard?  If so, let us know how in the comments field.  We'd love to hear your feedback.

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Getting Started With Groups


For more on groups, see this annotated version of the  Blackboard 9.1 User Guide.  Also, here's another document from the very good people at North Dakota State University on how to utilize groups in Blackboard.

Here's an interesting Slideshare presentation on using groups.

This semester, the Center for Academic Technology is offering workshops on Blackboard and other technology related topics.  Sign up now!

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