Below is a list of all the add-on tools that are installed in the Blackboard Learn system. Operating seamlessly with the current Blackboard platform, these tools will enrich your students' online learning experience.
Turnitin is the leading academic plagiarism detector, utilized by teachers and students to avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity.
Softchalk is an e-learning authoring tool used to create and personalize content by mashing up your own materials with rich media (video, audio, images), interactive exercises, quizzes, and text.
Respondus Quiz Builder is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard.
Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. Students are locked into the assessment and are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications.
Respondus Monitor is included with
and allows instructors to require students to record themselves with
Webcams while taking a test in order to detect and discourage cheating.
It requires students to use a web camera while taking online exams. With Lockdown Browser, students cannot navigate to other sites, instant messages, take screen captures, or send and receive emails. With Monitor, a student’s identity can be verified and their activity is video recorded during the exam. In short, Monitor can help fill the role of a proctor, deter cheating, and protect the integrity of online tests.
VoiceThread is a tool that allows multisensory collaboration between faculty and students. Instructors can deliver their content using rich multimedia to enhance the engagement of their students. It allows audio, video, and text comments on uploaded documents, presentations, images, and video. There are no new usernames or passwords to learn, and rosters are sync'd automatically. VoiceThread is making an asynchronous environment feel like an asynchronous environment.