Do your students ever struggle to find items in Blackboard? The new Search feature may help them and it will be available in Ultra courses by Friday the 7th of April.
The tool can help students to search for the titles of Folders, Document pages, files, and Tests. Over the next few months, Blackboard plan to update the search tool to allow you to search through item descriptions too. Note that it doesn’t currently find anything within items, for example Document page content and files stored on those pages.
This tool will work best with titles that are more meaningful to students.
By Peter Beaumont
Learning Technology Development Officer and SOLSTICE Fellow