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Blackboard Tip: Keeping Students Engaged With the Blackboard App

One of the challenges faced by online, hybrid, and web-enhanced instructors is keeping students engaged. While this Blackboard Tip could go into depth about the myriads of streams, hashtags, posts and cat videos that are all competing for students’ attention, the tip will instead focus on a way to engage your students…..using the Blackboard app.

blackboard_app_1The app's feature set includes:

  • View Blackboard Activity Stream
  • View course items/announcements
  • View Due Dates
  • Complete assignments (Google Drive, DropBox & OneDrive integration)
  • Participate in discussions
  • Check grades
  • Interact with instructor and class via Collaborate Ultra
  • Download course files and view them when offline
  • Push Notifications

For full details on these features and more information about the Blackboard app, see the SHSU Online eLearning Support Blog.