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One of our biggest pet peeves about Blackboard is that students cannot interact with class Announcements. We are used to being able to do this all across the web, since most websites have a social component built in (mainly commenting). We thought we’d try something new and post our announcements on our blog and set the blog to be our course entry point. Here’s how we did it:
Instructors can keep their students updated with the most recent information by frequently posting announcements. This is a great way to remind students of upcoming due dates, tests, and current events outside the course without the fear of the message getting buried into someone’s Inbox or Junk Email folder. Also, you can link to specific areas within your course, which is something you cannot do in an email. This is also set to be the default course entry point, so the students have easy access to your updates.