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Setting up Zoom in Blackboard

Zoom has been integrated with Blackboard to create an easy experience for both instructors and students. This article explains how to set up Zoom in your class start to finish – from connecting Zoom to your course to adding your course recordings to your course.

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Teaching with Zoom in Blackboard

There are many great features in Zoom that help to increase student engagement in the remote, hybrid, or online classroom.  Read below to see how to to use the various features in Zoom!For the best experience in teaching with Zoom, you should link the Zoom tool to...

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Blackboard: Discussion Boards

Discussions give students opportunities to engage with course content through interaction with other students and the instructor. You can increase student participation with clear instructions of the discussion activity that include the purpose of the activity, what...

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Using Video for Assignments and Lectures in Remote & Hybrid Teaching

One of the most powerful tools in the remote and hybrid environments is the use of video. Whether you are attempting a flipped classroom, an asynchronous method of course delivery, or utilizing embedded quizzes, effective use of video can help to engage your students. There are also several ways that you can have students utilize videos on assignments and projects that increase the sense of community in the remote and hybrid classroom. We recommend that you watch the How-to videos and read the documentation provided here before the session as the sessions will focus on strategies for teaching with the tools as opposed to focusing on how to use the tools.

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Increasing Student Interaction in the Remote & Hybrid Classroom

One concern that we often have in the remote or hybrid environment is how we keep students engaged in an online environment. Add to that, that some of us will be teaching in a hybrid method with some students present and others online.  This session will focus on how we can create assignments, course materials, and class periods that not only provide students with information but actually engage them and allow them to critically reflect on the material and interact with each other. We recommend that you watch the How-to videos and read the documentation provided here before the session as the sessions will focus on strategies for teaching with the tools as opposed to focusing on how to use the tools.

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