Forums, Blogs, Journals, and Wikis
The Discussion Board is an important tool for interpersonal interaction and can replicate the robust discussions that take place in the traditional classroom.
Blogs encourage students to clearly express their ideas and addresses the need to expand various aspects of social learning. Moreover, they are an effective means of gaining insight into students’ activities and provide a way to share the knowledge and materials collected.
The Journals tool offers students the opportunity to reflect on course content and communicate privately with you. You can use the tool to gauge understanding and guide students in their knowledge acquisition. Your journal comments can help students refine their writing and ideas.
Wikis are essentially collaborative collections of information that use interlinked pages to present and organize the data.
- Call our Blackboard Help line 24 hours a day, every day at (213) 740-5555 and choose option 2.
- Faculty can request help from USC’s Enterprise Learning Technologies group by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Faculty and staff can also request the following specialized Blackboard support services: