How can I add a RSS feed to my Blackboard Course?

As an instructor, you can add a RSS news feed (what is RSS?) to your class content in Blackboard by following these steps: 1. Locate the RSS feed page. If a website contains a RSS feed, most browsers use one of the following symbols: Click on the icon to find the address (URL) of the […]


Blackboard Rubrics and Alternatives

Currently Blackboard Learn 9.1 has limited capability for utilizing rubrics for grading purposes but Blackboard stated more advance gradable rubrics will be coming Summer 2011. Just in case you can’t wait until Summer 2011 we have a few different options that might help you until enhancements have been made. Blackboard Rubrics Rubric are available in […]


Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS)

With support from Blackboard’s global community, is partnering with Blackboard to bring you a faculty training webinar series entitled The Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS). This program will bring best practices and evolved online pedagogy training to you in a concise and effective series consisting of four, 30-minute “snack-sized” training webinars that have been designed […]


Blackboard Browser Requirements Check – Did you Pass?

Want to make sure your internet browser meets all the necessary requirements to  run Blackboard Learn 9.1 smoothly? Visit the Blackboard Browser Requirements Check  http://bit.ly/h7XbVv to verify you have the right settings, including utilizing the preferred Blackboard internet browser Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Didn’t Pass? Check out the links to additional information under each criteria to […]


Recommended Assessment Approach for Online Courses

Assessments…Assessments… Assessments…this is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching and it presents additional demands when teaching online. By definition, assessments determine and measure learning, are directly related to learning outcomes and are used for grading (Simonson, Smaldino, Albright, & Zvacek, 2009). 3 credit online course assessment approach Typically, a 3 credit online course […]