Assignments in Blackboard allows students to submit assignments online, as well as allowing instructors to grade and provide feedback online. Tests in Blackboard allow you conduct exams online, where you build exams, students take exams in Blackboard, and grade online. Within Blackboard exam settings, you can facilitate various testing accommodations for students with documented accommodations, including extending test time for individual students, deploying an exam at a different time for individual students, as well as other settings.
Finally, you can also use Discussion Board in Blackboard to promote online interactions and encourage experimentation, divergent thinking and multiple perspectives. For online discussions, it is important to provide clear expectations regarding the number of posts, number of replies and the expected behavior to interact online. You may use the Discussion Board in Blackboard to conduct guided discussions, encourage online interactions and offering of diverse perspectives. It is helpful to model the expected discussion for the students, provide guidelines for productive discussions, and offer constructive feedback. Sample rubric for student contribution to online discussion.
Resources for Blackboard assignments, exams, discussions
Visit Villanova or Blackboard Guides on how to use:
Attend Blackboard workshops.
Villanova also licenses Respondus Lockdown Browser which offers some additional security for online exams/quizzes given through Blackboard. Respondus Monitor, an alternitive for online proctoring works through the Lockdown Browser as an optional setting.
Resources for Respondus Lockdown Browser/Monitor: