Announcements can be used to keep your students informed of news and reminders relating to your course.
Discussion Boards can be used to facilitate asynchronous discussion within your Blackboard course.
Weblogs, or simply Blogs, can be used within your Blackboard course. You can set up blogs for the whole course, for groups, or for individuals. Full step by step instructions are available.
Students can be placed into groups within your Blackboard course. Groups can be given access to a number of tools such as their own discussion board which only they and the course instructor can view. Groups can also be used as part of the rules for Adaptive Release.
Use this guide to find out how send emails from within your Blackboard course.
Use this guide to find out how to post a message into a Blackboard Discussion.
Wikis allow for collaborative creation of content by any member of your Blackboard course. Full step by step instructions are available.
Blackboard is able to send notifications to you for a number of events, for instance when new content is added to a course. You may configure which notifications you receive from Blackboard and how you receive them. This guide takes you through the process.