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Course Delivery is a Project

A well-managed project communicates objectives, roles and responsibilities, tasks, assessments and evaluations to its stakeholders. A well-run course is a well-executed project. Consider using the instructional tools and processes discussed in this article to apply these project management principles when teaching your course.

An Introduction to Usability and Your Blackboard Course Site

The “usability” of a website refers to how easy a site is to use for the people visiting it. While Blackboard presents a layout and template that you as the instructor can’t change much, there are many aspects of your course usability that are well within your control. These four videos cover the most important tips and potential pitfalls associated with Blackboard usability.

Giving Tests in Blackboard: Best Practices

Giving your assessments via Blackboard can be convenient and time-saving, both for yourself and your students. When it comes to tests and quizzes (or any assessment given using the Tests course tool), there are a few things you should know before deciding whether or not to undertake this project. In this article, first we’ll cover some frequently asked questions about the Tests course tool itself, then we’ll recommend some best practices for instructors wishing to use it in their courses.