Because of the FERPA laws that protect your privacy, it is best to communicate with your professor using the standard Blackboard tools. Here is how to use the Course Messages tool if your professor has it turned on.
Do you know the difference between adding “email” and using “course messaging” in your Blackboard course? You should make a choice between them and turn the other tool OFF so your students don’t “email” you to an area you never check.
Audiences are egocentric, according to Stephen Lucas, author of The Art of Public Speaking used in the Comm 111 classes here at WSU. When people listen to speeches, they want to know what’s in it for them. Our students are our audiences, so it should be no surprise if they enroll in our courses asking themselves, “What’s in it for me?”