If you’ve been gone for the summer, welcome back and don’t worry! Blackboard is the same as when you left with a few enhancements:
- Configure your Discussion Board to allow email subscriptions. Subscribers to discussion forums receive emails when new posts have been created.
- Access Blackboard on your mobile device. Results may vary as technologies continue to evolve. You can access Blackboard through your device’s web browser. Blackboard has mobile apps optimized for iPhone, iPad (see post about Blackboard app for the iPad), Blackberry and Android. Duke’s implementation of Blackboard’s service includes wireless-only (no 3G) for iPad and iPhone, and Blackberry and Android apps through Sprint.
- Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and higher, and Apple Safari 4 web browsers are more compatible with Blackboard and should perform better. Google Chrome is not currently supported.
- Join the Blackboard Alerts email group. This is not new, but just a reminder that you can join an email group to stay informed about Blackboard @ Duke.
- Explore the Blackboard sample site. This is a great way to see a student’s view of Blackboard’s features, such as the ability to participate in class discussion boards, comment on a course blog post, download lecture materials and view library E-Reserves. We hope the sample course site will inspire you to get the most out of Blackboard.