Technology Integration

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Technological Pedagogy Guide

Blackboard has many built-in tools that can be utilized to enhance learning objectives in alignment with Bloom's Taxonomy.

  • Have you considered using a blog in your course but wonder how that is different from a wiki?
  • How do these tools enable course learning objectives?
  • How does using a blog fit into Bloom’s Taxonomy?

The following resource will aid you in creating alignment with objectives, learning activities, and assessments by encouraging student-to-student, content-to-student, and instructor-to-student communication, interaction, and collaboration.

Handout: Blackboard 9.1 Tool Guide

Web 2.0 Tools

What are Web 2.0 Tools? First generation web content was comprised of static web pages. Web 2.0 tools reflect the new ways people are using the web, with web applications and websites that are interactive and collaborative. Examples include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, and video sharing sites. Web 2.0 tools benefit students by engaging them with your content in interesting ways and creating online communities (Bond).

The following video and guide will help you to get started using Web 2.0 tools. While this list does not encompass every tool available, it will provide a starting point in which you can build upon. Specifically, it describes and rates the ease of use for 14 free Web 2.0 tools.

Video: Using Web 2.0 Tools from Blackboard Learn

Blackboard link: Integrate Web 2.0 Tools in Your Blackboard Learn Course

Disclaimer: Web 2.0 tools functionality and availability change frequently; therefore, if you have questions about the tool, contact them for all support. eLearning cannot provide technical support for these tools.

Check back here for more links, ideas, and other beneficial Web 2.0 applications you can utilize.


Bond, T. (2011). "Integrate web 2.0 tools in your Blackboard learn course". Blackboard Inc.


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