Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) and Monitor are tools that you can enable in your Blackboard course to perform a somewhat automated form of test proctoring. LDB is a web browser that will prevent students from opening other programs or going to other websites besides EKU's Blackboard. Monitor is an add-on that you can enable for LDB which uses a webcam to monitor the student while they take the exam. It will flag potentially suspicious activity for you to review. Please note that it often flags perfectly innocent behavior, so you MUST review the footage before making a determination ab
If the assignment is using Google Course Kit, you will also need to sign into your EKU Google account. NOTE: You should log into the EKU Google Account first. When you click on the assignment in Blackboard, you'll be prompted to log in. Click the 'Sign in' button.
When you receive a grade on an assignment in Google Course Kit, you will receive an email and you will see it on your Blackboard Stream. If you click the gray 'View my grade' button you will see your grade.
The email tool allows you to send email to other people in your course without launching a separate email program, such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo. You can send email to individual users or to groups of users.
Online discussions provide unique benefits. Because students can take time to ponder before they post ideas, you may see more thoughtful conversations. You can observe as students demonstrate their grasp of the material and correct misconceptions. You can extend your student hours and reach students more often during the week so that learning is continuous.