A sense of belonging and feeling like a part of a community is vital for the success of our students. One of the ways to build that sense of community is to help everyone get to know each other through introductory posts.
There are many different assignments on blackboard that you can use to engage your students. A great example of this is blogs. You can create a “course blog” which looks like Facebook and familiar social media, or you can create “Individual blogs” which posts as single blog entries instead of a list of all the student blogs. All students can see each others’ posts and can interact with one another.
The Blackboard Blog Topic Page is where you can read and grade all entries for both individual and group blogs. A grading column appears where you can easily leave feedback, assign a grade, and jump between students’ posts.
Journals, Wikis, Blogs, and Discussion Boards: A comparison of the four main communication tools in Blackboard.