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Blackboard for Instructors - Interacting with Students

Blackboard has multiple tools that can assist instructors to create engaging courses to build effective learning communities.



Student-to-student and instructor-to-student interaction is a vital part of any course experience. In a classroom setting, this interaction happens naturally, as students listen to each other’s comments, ask each other questions, and build rapport through frequent contact. Instructors can foster these interactions in a course using Blackboard, but it may require building formal and informal interaction opportunities in your course design.

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Students

Using this service


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]

Support contact

IT Help Desk
(701) 231-8685


University-funded: no charge.

Related Resources

  • Announcements -  ideal way to post welcome and time-sensitive information to course success
  • Discussion Boards - how to create, manage, and grade
  • Email - send emails to your students from Blackboard to their NDSU email
  • Groups - create groups within your course
  • Blogs - blog types, create a blog, create entries, comment,
  • Journals - can be private or course journals
  • Messages - private and secures communication within your course
  • NDSU VoiceThread - collaborate, present, and discuss

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Keywords:blackboard, black board, blackbaord, discussion boards, journals, groups, email, messages, announcements,   Doc ID:115532
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2022-01-07 10:49 CDTUpdated:2022-01-28 15:32 CDT
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