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Blog

A blog is like a journal that has commenting system. Blogs in blackboard have two elements – Blog Entries (allow text, images, links, multimedia, mashups, and attachments) and Comments (remarks and responses to blog entries made by course members and the instructor) . There three types of blogs in Blackboard: Course Blogs,  Individual Blogs and Group Blogs. 

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Add a Link to Blog Tool on Menu Bar and in Content AreaPRINT IT
Create, Edit and Delete a BlogWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade Blog EntryWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade Group Blog Entry and Change Individual Student GradePRINT IT

Discussion Board

The discussion board is a tool for sharing thoughts and ideas about class materials. Depending on how the instructor set up the course, the students access the discussion board from either through course menu or a course area, such as a content area, learning module, lesson plan, or folder. The main

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Add Discussion Tool Link to Course Menu and in Content AreaPRINT IT
Change Settings for Discussion Board FORUMWATCH ITPRINT IT
Create Discussion FORUM and Discussion ThreadWATCH IT
Forum | Threads
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Difference between Discussion FORUM and Discussion ThreadPRINT IT
Grade Discussion FORUM and Discussion ThreadsWATCH IT
Forum | Threads
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Moderate and Rate Discussion Board ContentWATCH IT
Moderate | Rate
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Search and Collect Discussion Board PostsWATCH ITPRINT IT

Journal

Journals are a personal space for students to communicate privately with instructor. They can be used as a self-reflective tool to post opinions, ideas, and concerns. The instructor can choose to make journal entries public – allowing all course members to view all entries, or private – allowing only instructor to view the entries.

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Create, Edit and Comment on a JournalWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade a Journal Entry by Individual StudentsWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade Journal Entry by GroupWATCH ITPRINT IT

Wiki

A wiki is a collaborative tool that allows the instructor and students to contribute and modify one or more pages of course related materials. The users can collaborate on content, offer comments, and individual work can be graded by the instructor. Users within a course can create and edit wiki pages that pertain to the course or a course group. 

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Add Wikis Link to Course MenuWATCH ITPRINT IT
Create a Wiki TopicWATCH ITPRINT IT
Create, Edit and Manage a Wiki PageWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade a Wiki - Individual and GroupWATCH ITPRINT IT
Link to other Wiki PagesWATCH ITPRINT IT

Groups

Instructors can create groups of students within a course. These course groups have their own area in the course to collaborate with tools including: Email, File exchange, Discussion forums, Collaboration sessions and Journal.

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Add Link to Group on Course Menu and in Content Area WATCH ITPRINT IT
Create a GroupWATCH ITPRINT IT
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Create Group SetsWATCH ITPRINT IT
Create a Group AssignmentWATCH ITPRINT IT
Change an Individual Student's Grade in a GroupWATCH ITPRINT IT
Grade a Group AssignmentWATCH ITPRINT IT