In early 2016, the Academic Affairs office at Wichita State instituted a new syllabus that requires classes have measurable student learning outcomes that are aligned with course assessments.
The first day of spring has come and gone and—though Kansas weather may or may not have gotten the memo—baseball season is here, flowers are blooming, cotton trees are preparing to wreak havoc upon unsuspecting victim’s allergies, and it is time for spring cleaning. Time to bust out the broom, the vacuum cleaner, the mops, and maybe some face masks and allergy pills for all that dust. I can almost hear the sounds of people cheering and booing from here.
Spring break has ended and with it comes the realization that the semester will quickly be drawing to a close. While some may be looking towards the summer like a long-lost haven of peace and tranquility, a place with no assignments needing to be graded and no seemingly endless line of course related stressors; others may be looking towards the summer and are beginning to feel the first tendrils of panic and/or procrastination.
If you are about to teach a Blackboard course for the very first time and need to be acquainted with the Blackboard Control Panel, watch this brief video to learn more.
Here is how to submit your assignments using the Blackboard assignment tool.
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.
Has your professor assigned you to a group in Blackboard? Here’s how to use those tools.
Has your professor assigned the Journal tool in Blackboard? Here’s how to make that work.
Has your professor assigned a Wiki in your Blackboard class? Here’s how that tool works.