Advanced Learning Technologies


All resources listed contribute to enhancing courses and the Blackboard experience for both faculty and students.

Journal LX or Blogging
With Journal LX, instructors can create opportunities for students to reflect on course-related topics and assignments. Students can review and comment on their peers' postings, and instructors can participate with students in the evolving dialog. The journals can be used simultaneously on a course, group, and individual level:

  • Course Blog: The instructor posts course notes, creating an ongoing record and review of course material.
  • Course Assignment Blogs: Groups of students collaborate in creating topic-specific posts, which other classmates can comment on.
  • Personal Journals: Each student in a course creates a journal, either closed for private dialog or open for peer review.

Download Campus Pack Journal Guide for Student

Search LX
With Search LX, students and instructors can complete full-text searches in order to find course content with speed and accuracy. The search box and advanced searching options streamline content retrieval. With this tool, Blackboard users at Miami University are able to quickly find information on the Blackboard Learning Management System.

Search results are clearly described by name, content type, relevance score, location, and last date modified. Advanced search capabilities allow users to refine a search by course, organization, content type, or keywords.

Download Campus Pack Search Guide

Teams LX or Wikis
With Teams LX, instructors can organize students into groups and assign each group to jointly author a dynamic website with multi-media content. When the Teams site is done, instructors can view each group member's contributions and grade them accordingly.

With this tool, students are able to create a collaborative website, or wiki, within Blackboard. Content can include rich text, images, external links, and uploaded files. Each student can add content, edit others' contributions, and reformat layout as desired, but a full history of the revisions is maintained and accessible. Teams LX highlights the changes made by each student to a page.

Download Campus Pack Teams Guide for Student