Web 2.0

The term Web 2.0 describes the second generation of the World Wide Web, which shifted static HTML pages to a more interactive and dynamic web experience. Web 2.0 focuses on collaboration and shared information via social media, blogging, web-based communities, and other tools.  Web 2.0 capacities create interactive experiences between users, and new tools make it possible for nearly anyone to contribute—regardless of their technical knowledge. Listed below are some of the Web 2.0 tools that can be added to Blackboard to enhance faculty and learner experiences. Some of these tools are integrated in Blackboard and some of them work independently.

Kaltura

Kaltura is a media tool that allows faculty and learners to create, host, and share video and audio inside the Blackboard course environment. Kaltura can be used to capture lectures and PowerPoint presentations.

NBC Learn

NBC Learn contains a collection of over 20,000 resources designed for use in the classroom.

Respondus Lockdown Browser

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system.

NameCoach

NameCoach is a cloud based web service that provides a platform for collecting and organizing voice recordings of users’ personal names so others can hear the preferred pronunciation.

Skype

Connect with your learners anywhere using Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android™.

Google for the Classroom

Google provides easy tools to engage learners anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Storybird

This is a fun and easy-to-use tool for creating short, visual stories. Learners can select artwork, drag and organize photos, and add their own text.

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