Tools in Blackboard that are most valuable are the discussion boards, uploads of files, and tests/quizzes grading that were made in Blackboard.
I think the tools that are the least valuable is the e-mail, almost everyone has an e-mail account but I do like the socialization where you can have all your social websites in one place.
|Communication Tools in Blackboard||Communication Tools in Blackboard||Gradebook (GradeCenter) in Blackboard|
|Email – class, individual, group||Assignments||Grades can be calculated as points, percentages,|
|Announccements for Class||SafeAssignments – plagiarism prevention||complete or incomplete, pass or fail, GPA and letter grades|
|Asynchronous Discussions||Discussion||Grade columns can be hidden|
|Blogs||E-books||Grade Center Columns can be frozen so they don’t scroll|
|Wikis||Parent e-mail||Blackboard assessment are added automatically|
|Journals||Sociability||Manually you can enter blogs, journals,|
|Synchronous Presentations & Discussions||Surveys||Wikis, Assignments, graded discussion boards|
|Tests/Quizzes||Grades can be entered manually, from the|
|Grade Center Columns can be frozen so they don’t scroll|
|Grades can be overriden, exempted, or deleted|
|Grades can be weighted|
|Grade calculations include averages|