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Accessing a Padlet from your Blackboard course page (Students)

Padlet is an online virtual “bulletin” board, where students and teachers can collaborate, reflect, share links and pictures, in a secure location. There are a number of ways to access your Padlet, however, the first time that you access one from your Blackboard course page you will need to do so in a web browser from your computer or iPad.

Downloading Student Assignments in Bulk from Blackboard to your iPad

Student submissions for assignments in Blackboard can be downloaded in bulk to view on your iPad. This can be useful if you want to review, grade, and provide feedback on submissions while offline. It also enables use of the Apple Pencil tool with your iPad to annotate and comment on student submissions.

Grading and Annotating Documents Using Blackboard's Inline Grading Tool (Blackboard Annotate)

Inline grading (or Blackboard Annotate) allows instructors to markup student assignments directly from the grade center of their Blackboard course site. This tool can save time and effort by allowing essays and many other types of assignment submissions to be annotated within Blackboard.

Setting Up “Trust” Between Your iPad and Mac to Share your iPad Screen Via a Computer Through Zoom

In order for your iPad and Mac to work together (e.g., to share your iPad screen via your computer on Zoom), you must allow the two to share information by establishing a link, or “trust,” between the two devices. The process for establishing this link varies depending on the operating system installed on your Mac.

Sharing your iPad screen in Teams from your computer

Sharing your iPad screen is an effective way to present information to your students. Any app that you have installed on your iPad can be displayed in a Teams meeting that you have running on your computer. These screen sharing sessions can also be recorded to be viewed asynchronously.

Setting up a Shared Whiteboard Using the Microsoft Whiteboard App on an iPad.

Microsoft Whiteboard offers an infinite canvas with an interface designed for pen, touch, and keyboard. Collaborate with others in real time using the Microsoft Whiteboard app on an iPad or from a computer web browser. Share photos, charts, and annotations all in one space.

Using Zoom Tools on an iPad as an Attendee

Many of the tools you are asked to use when attending a Zoom meeting on a computer can also be used from the Zoom iPad app. Asking questions on chat, going into breakout rooms, whiteboards, annotation, and sharing screens from an iPad are all possible.

Downloading, Completing, and Uploading Blackboard Assignments using PDF Expert

The PDF Expert app can be configured for reviewing and annotating files from Blackboard using an iPad and Apple Pencil. This can be a useful method for students to complete assignments that require annotating an assignment file, or for instructors who want to use annotation to provide feedback on student submissions.