Communicating within Blackboard
Blackboard integrates email into many parts of the system as well as automatic notification of changes. Instructors are able to email students individually or as a class from within the course. Notifications are provided on the dashboard and within the native Blackboard IOS and Andriod app on their mobile device when an instructor adds content, grades or assignments. These notifications are helpful for students to remain up to date on their progress within the course.
For more information on the communication options within Blackboard see the following link: https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Interact/Email
Interacting with Students
Blackboard provides Discussion Boards, Wikis, Blogs and Journals for interactive communication with Students. Online tools provide unique benefits. Because students can take time to ponder before they post ideas, you may see more thoughtful conversations play out. You can observe as students demonstrate their grasp of the material and correct misconceptions. You can extend your office hours and reach students more often during the week so that learning is continuous.
For more information on interacting with Students see the following link: https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Interact