November 23, 2009 15:32 by hill
Blackboard is a powerful platform for managing your course: secure grading, student file submission, group collaboration, etc. On the other hand, you can easily set up a blog-based website for posting documents such as a syllabus, creating links to external sites, posting videos, audio, photos, etc. So which one do you need? Depends on what you want to do. If all you want to do is post content, allow people to comment, link to other sites, and want to easily update and edit all of it, then a blog-based site is perfect for you. If you want the secure environment for grades and group discussion, then go with BB. Mike Zeigler and ITS can help you get started with BB as well as show you the really cool advanced features it provides. I can show you how blogs can work for your classes, so contact me (Barry) and we can find the right tool for you.