Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation: Messages

 

Messages are not new, but Ultra Base Navigation provides a more efficient way to manage messages across all your courses if you use them. Users access their global Messages pages from the list where their names appear first—the base navigation. Messages are organized by course.

Image of messages in Blackboard Ultra Navigation

Everyone can use messages for reminders, quick questions, and social interactions.  Although similar to email, you must be logged into a course to read and send course messages. However, if you prefer the email tool rather than messages, you may continue to access the Send Email tool from within courses.

To learn more visit Messages in Ultra Base Navigation.

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How to create a new community on Packback

Ready to create a community Packback? There are two easy methods for creating a new course discussion community on Packback; either creating a community manually or using LTI to automatically generate a community for a course.

To learn more, go to the Instructor Guide.

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Best Practices for Using Packback

This guide outlines instructor “best practices” for using Packback to save time and achieve great student outcomes.

To learn more, go to the Instructor Guide for Packback.

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Instructor Features Guide

This guide provides mini “How To” tutorials for working with each of the key Instructor features on the platform.

To learn more, go to the Features Guide.

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About Packback

 

Packback Questions is an online discussion platform geared towards awakening and fueling relentless curiosity in every student! Packback is an AI-supported online discussion platform designed to improve student curiosity, communication skills, and critical thinking. We have created an academic space where students are free to explore the content you learn in class in a way that spans outside the boundaries of textbooks, lecture halls, and online sources.

Instead of just focusing on memorizing facts, Packback places students in the driver’s seat, prompting them to ask questions, engage with their classmates, and take their fearless curiosity to new heights.

To learn more, continue with About Packback.

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Blackboard Ultra Navigation: Activity Stream

Blackboard Learn Ultra Base Navigation includes a new Activity Stream which displays all the action in all your courses. Regardless of your role in the course, the Activity Stream allows you to see what’s due and what needs your attention in your courses. Items are sorted into ImportantUpcomingToday, and Recent categories.

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You can jump directly into course activities from the list! Ultra Base Navigation automatically populates the stream with information from all courses in which you are enrolled. You can also customize which notifications you wish to receive in the Activity Stream and by email.

To learn more visit Activity Stream in Blackboard Ultra.

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Blackboard Ultra Navigation: Activity Stream

Blackboard Learn Ultra Base Navigation includes a new Activity Stream which displays all the action in all your courses. Regardless of your role in the course, the Activity Stream allows you to see what’s due and what needs your attention in your courses. Items are sorted into ImportantUpcomingToday, and Recent categories.

Blackboard Activity Stream photo

You can jump directly into course activities from the list! Ultra Base Navigation automatically populates the stream with information from all courses in which you are enrolled. You can also customize which notifications you wish to receive in the Activity Stream and by email.

To learn more visit Activity Stream in Blackboard Ultra.

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Instructor Guide: Launch Class from Blackboard

In this guide, we walk through the steps to download and launch the Class application from your Blackboard course.

To learn more, view the Instructor Guide: Launch Class from Blackboard PDF for more information.

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Support Guides for Class for Zoom

Faculty and instructors are using Class (Class for Zoom) to track student engagement, facilitate group discussion, monitor participation, and more – all on Zoom.

To learn more, click Class for Zoom Support for more information.

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Adding an additional camera feed to Class

There are a few ways to join a Class session with another camera input:

  • Join from the same device but using a secondary standalone Webcam input
  • Join from another device  with a camera (computer, iPad, tablet, smartphone, etc.)
  • Screen share from another device

With any of these methods, you’ll want to join the Class session from regular Zoom; this guide will show you how.

To learn more, click Adding an additional camera feed to Class to read the article.

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