For the Fall semester MMC courses will be online; be prepared to use Blackboard to help supplement your current practices and improve communication with your students. Below are a few points to consider:
Zoom is a video conferencing application where users can join a meeting and share audio and video. Zoom has a screen sharing and presentation mode. Click the MMC IT User Guide on Zoom to learn more and click the Zoom tab above for integrating Zoom with Blackboard. Or visit the MMC Zoom LibGuide. Email the IT Office for assistance with Zoom.
Equipment you will need for Zoom:
Blackboard has an Assignments tool that allows you to collect assignments digitally, provide students feedback, and share student grades. More information can be found on the Assignments & Grade Center tab.
Blackboard allows you to communicate individual grades and total grades with students through the Blackboard Grade Center. Grade Center is also covered in the Assignments & Grade Center page on this mini-site.
Use Blackboard’s Announcements feature when you need to communicate with your class as a group. You can push the announcement to students’ emails, and a copy of the announcement will also appear on your course site. On this mini-site, you can read more about them on the Announcements tab
Blackboard has a Discussion Board feature that enables you and your class to communicate. As an instructor, you can begin a topic of conversation and have your students reply to you and each other. More detail on this mini-site can be found by clicking here
Blackboard has a Tests and Surveys feature that allows instructors to create exams with multiple types of questions. You can control when each test is available and what is released to students. The Tests tab on this mini-site discusses options in more detail.