Blackboard Learn is an application for online teaching, learning, community building, and knowledge sharing (termed "LMS", or Learning Management System). Hosting a large variety of tools and features, Blackboard Learn is an invaluable tool for teachers and students alike. Whether in a fully online class or used alongside a traditional classroom, be sure to take advantage of: assignments, tests, discussion boards, embedded video options, the Grade Center, course reports, third party integrations (such as Panopto or Turnitin), and more!
"The first thing that drew me to WebCT (what we had before Blackboard) was the ability to have students turn in assignments online. No more carrying student papers around, worried that I would lose one or spill something on it. I was delighted to learn that when I graded papers electronically, I gave students more feedback than when I was limited to writing in margins. And what I wrote was readable! I also use Course Messages on eLearning for communicating with my students. I tell my students that it’s like our own private email, where everything is kept together and nothing is ever lost. As I continue to rely more and more on Blackboard, I discover more and more how much I appreciate it. I can track grades, attendance, even extra credit. I can make announcements throughout the week, I can post links to interesting material online. At this point, I can’t imagine teaching at UNI without Blackboard." - Betty Zan, UNI Faculty Member