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Many new Blackboard tools are designed to work with mobile web devices such as the Iphone, Blackberry, and Android devices

Additional Resources

Screencast technologies

Create interactive simulations and demonstrations even quizzes using this technology which can capture what is happening on your computer screen.

Adobe Captivate - http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate/

Adobe Connect - http://www.adobe.com/acom/connectnow/ can be used for live online discussions and includes screen sharing, chat, and whiteboard tools.

Camtasia  http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp popular screen recorder and editor for training and demonstrations.

Web 2.0

Many online instructors have utilized these new web based tools for social contexts as well as website creation, and image editing.

Picnik - http://www.picnik.com/ great free photo editing site with lots of advanced tools.

Weebly - http://www.weebly.com/ free website, blog, and hosting service. Drag and drop functionality for web development.

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/ social networking site utilized by many instructors for communicating with online students

Online software tutorials

the following sites all have useful tutorials on a variety of software titles and programming languages.

Lynda.com - http://www.lynda.com/ online training demonstrating many popular software titles

Atomic Learning - http://www.atomiclearning.com/ provides many useful software tutorials

Adobe TV - http://tv.adobe.com/ screencast tutorials for all adobe products

W3schools - http://www.w3schools.com/ free web building tutorials

Accessibility resources

Universalusability.com great resource for incorporating universal design to the online modality

Section508.info easy to use web accessibility checker

Webaim.org information and checklists for web accessibility

Blackboard works with many other medium and online platforms, such as Facebook and podcasting.

Google Scholar Building Block : This in-the-works tool integrates Google Scholar with Blackboard, so teachers can search Google Scholar and bring up results for their students within Blackboard.

Link to e-books  : This UT page shows professors how to link e-books to their BlackBoard page. 

Content Types : Learn about all the different content types that you can add to BlackBoard, like MERLOT, Rich URL, Learning Units and others.

Glossary Tool : Create word glossaries for your different courses with this tool.

Calendar Appointment Scheduler : This BlackBoard tool lets students sign up for appointments with professors or teaching assistants.

Advanced Group Management : This improved group management tool features an "all-in-one location" for you to create or delete groups and members, and customize group settings.

Online Attendance : Instructors have several options for managing attendance with this tool, which also lets students review a summary of their absences.

Who’s Online Portal Module : See who else is on Blackboard with this tool.

RSS Module with Descriptions : Customize the manner in which you want your Blackboard headlines and descriptions displayed.

Content System Website Tool : Create new websites for yourself or your courses with this tool.

SafeAssign : Blackboard’s "plagiarism prevention service" monitors student assignments for stolen content.

Turnitin Blackboard Integration Movie : Use Turnitin to monitor plagiarism and manage gradebook integration with Blackboard.

 

Useful Resources:

Palomar College Provides many resources demonstrating how to upload a roster using Blackboard to Wimba Voice tools.

Blackboard TV Multimedia instructional videos for Blackboard.

Last Modified 11/10/10