Communication 

Best Practices for Online Teaching

Connecting with Your Students and Keeping in Touch 

The Announcement tool is  a communication blast for your class. You can create a bank of announcements to reuse in different semesters. This Blackboard guide will show you how to do announcements.

 

Tap the article title to  open the Blackboard Announcement guide.

This web page from The University of New England also provides ideas and information for using announcements to enhance instructor presence.

 

Select on the article title  to view the Using Course Announcements web page.

This article written by an instructional designer explains why communication is a bridge to your students. It's the way you build connections with them.

 

Choose the linked title to read Three Ways to Connect with Your Online Students. 

The What's New section can be used as course announcements. Use the announcements that follow as templates to tweak or to give you an idea for announcements that will suit your course. 

 

Click the title to review Sample Announcements examples.