Friday, July 13, 2012

How to Post a Google Docs link into your Blackboard Course

To use Google Docs within Blackboard, create a Google Doc and then post a link to it in your Blackboard course.  You may also choose to embed a copy of the document as a preview for students.

The first time each student clicks the link to edit the document, the owner of the Google Doc will receive an email requesting access.  You may click the link in the email to grant the student access to edit.

Here is a video demonstrating the process.  This video has audio.

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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Blackboard Mobile

Now available at Northeastern University for everyone

The Blackboard Mobile Learn App allows students and instructors to access Blackboard while on the go by giving students and educators access to their courses, content and organizations over both WiFi and 3G/4G on a variety of mobile devices including Android, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and BlackBerry.
Blackboard Mobile Learn offers features for easy viewing of Blackboard content on mobile devices. Some features include: viewing and posting announcements, discussions, blogs, tasks, view roster, and journals.
Blackboard Mobile Learn also supports playing embedded media such as videos and music from a course’s Blackboard site.
Students can also view grades for assignments on mobile devices using Blackboard Mobile Learn.
Student Features:
  • View selected course content for your available courses
  • View Announcements, Tasks, Class Roster, Grades, and some types of embedded media.
  • Participate in Discussion Board forums, Blogs, and Journals
  • Comment on classmates’ blogs and journals.

Instructor Features:
  • Create and view Announcements.
  • Create and view Discussion Board threads.
  • Post comments on students’ Blogs and Journals.
  • View Tasks, Class Roster, and embedded media.
To use Blackboard Mobile, start by downloading the app for your device:

Click here, then download the application for your platform.

After you have installed the application, launch it and search for "Northeastern" in the list of schools.