Technologies for Teaching and Learning
You can use Panopto to create podcasts for your students to support flexible and innovate teaching & learning approaches. For example, students could watch a podcast in advance of class time so there is more time for active learning approaches within the classroom. You can use the Panopto tool within Blackboard to create, upload, edit and publish podcasts on any computer.
Turnitin in Blackboard
Online assignments allow you to provide detailed feedback to your students using annotations, rubrics, voice recordings and text. Turnitin Feedback Studio, now integrated into the College Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard Learn, offers a streamlined process for online assignments.
MyReadingList lets you create dynamic and up-to-date reading lists for your students through the Library website. You can now add MyReadingList to your Blackboard module to provide students with easy access to your module's reading list.
Create assignments within Blackboard and provide feedback using rubrics and annotations. Blackboard assignments offer greater support for group submissions and delegated marking than Turnitin assignments but have more limited annotation tools.
Blogs in Blackboard
Blogs in Blackboard contain diary-style entries and allow students to write about and reflect on their experiences, prior and current. They also allow students to engage in peer learning as students can view and comment on each other's blogs.
Journals in Blackboard
Journals in Blackboard allow students to write about and reflect on their experiences, prior and current. As a lecturer you can set up journals for your students in Blackboard, view students' journals, grade and provide comments on their posts.
Forums in Blackboard
Discussion Forums in Blackboard provide a space for students to discuss topics. As a lecturer you can create a discussion forum in your module and also grade individual students on their contributions to the forum.
Support assessment practices with your students using frequent, low-stakes online tests in Blackboard.
You can create interactive presentations to create engaging online content for students using Articulate. These presentations can incorporate elements such as hotspots, videos, quizzes and interactive menus.
Visit the Blackboard Instructor Help website for additional guides and videos on using Blackboard Learn. Please note: Modules are referred to as Courses on the website & Trinity uses the 'Original Experience' version of Blackboard.