Communicating in Blackboard (Students)


Communicate and post with your instructor and classmates in Blackboard Original



There are multiple ways for instructors and students to communicate in Blackboard Original. The communication tools you use will depend on your course. Check with your instructor to determine how communication is structured for your class. 


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  • Discussions - Post, review, and respond to threaded course discussions.  Discussion Board forums may be based on focused topics or a general Q&A format.

  • Email - Send an email to the OHIO Catmail account of all course users, select groups, or individual classmates with the Send Email course tool.

  • Groups - Your instructor may create student groups within your course to provide a collaborative space for projects, study groups, or facilitated smaller discussions.

  • Journals - You may share your work or reflect on course topics privately with your instructor through posted topics.

  • Wikis - Share and collaborate with your peers by contributing and modifying course-related materials.

  • Blogs - Build a personal online journal that is shared with your classmates and comment on your peers' blogs.

  • Messages - Course messages are private and secure text-based communication that occur within a course among course members.

Outcome: You should now be able to communicate with your instructor and classmates in Blackboard Original. 

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