The Self and Peer Assessment Building Block is a tool designed to facilitate the objective, analytical, and learning comprehension skills of students. Reviewing the work of fellow students through criteria-based reference evaluation allows constructive feedback. The constructive feedback that students give to and receive from their peers can enhance their comprehension of the subject material and provide valuable insights into their own efforts.
You can run Course Reports to view information about course usage and activity.
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 comments can help students refine their writing and ideas. You can create one or more journals for use by students in your course. You must create journal topics before students can add their entries.
You and your students can create journal entries. Only you can comment on students' private entries. You and group members can comment on group entries.
On the Journals listing page, information is provided about each journal. Students can see if their entries are private—between the student and you—or public.
A blog - a shorthand term that means web log - is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public access and use. Most blogs also have some kind of commenting system, so that people can respond to and interact with one another. 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.
In Blackboard Learn, instructors create and manage blogs, and only enrolled users can view and create entries and comments in them.
The blog topics appear in alphabetical order on the Blogs listing page. You can sort columns by clicking the column title or caret.
Mashups allow you to include content in a course that is from an external website. Follow Humber's copyright guidelines at (http://library.humber.ca/copyright) when choosing and citing this content. Three types of Mashups are available:
To embed a poll from Poll Everywhere within Blackboard: