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A blog is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended to share with others. Most blogs also have a commenting feature, so that people can respond to one another's thoughts. Blogs encourage students to clearly express their ideas. Blogs also address the need to expand various aspects of social learning. From the instructor's point of view, blogs are an effective means of gaining insight into students' activities and provide a way to share the knowledge and materials collecte
You can link to an entire tool, such as the main blogs page, or drill in and choose a specific blog. You can also create a new blog while you create a tool link.
My Blackboard and the user menu are available everywhere in Blackboard Learn and give you a personalized view of your learning environment.
The content editor is a platform-independent WYSIWYG editor based on TinyMCE and licensed as Open Source under LGPL from Moxiecode Systems AB. The content editor has a large number of new and enhanced features and serves as a replacement for the old text editor.
SMARTHINKING’s online tutoring service is available to University of North Dakota students for UND courses only. There is no charge to UND students for the SMARTHINKING online tutoring service.
To view grades for all of your courses, select the arrow next to your name in the upper-right corner. In the menu, select My Grades. You can sort your grades by All Courses or Last Graded. If your work hasn't been graded, grade status icons appear.
You can access the calendar from your course, from the Tools panel on the My Institution tab, or from the My Blackboard menu
You can control when your course is private—or unavailable—to your students. For example, you may not want students to access your course during the building process.
In your Original course, you can create groups one at a time or in sets. After you create a group, you can edit the group's tools, name, availability, and members.

You can't create course groups in the Ultra Course View, but you can create group assignments.
Announcements are an ideal way to post time-sensitive information critical to course success.
You can use SafeAssign plagiarism checking for any of your assignments.
A question pool is a collection of questions that is stored for repeated use.

You can use pools to create tests and surveys. You can also export and import pools for use in tests in other courses.
Steps to create a Blackboard wiki.
You can create one or more journals for your students to use in your course. You must create journal topics before students can add their entries.
Steps to copy or export a test/exam to another course.