The “general” assignment section is dedicated to assignments that can be adapted for use across different disciplines. The “first day” assignment was found to be used by a majority of faculty as either a way to get students’ feet wet with Blackboard, or as a high stakes assignment. In either case, the “first day” assignment in some form or another appears to be a very flexible way to get students involved in the Blackboard discussion forum.
The remaining assignments are also meant to be just as flexible so that if one chooses, the assignment can be used for low-stakes grading, or high stakes grading.
The remaining suggested assignments are adapted from Introduction to Psychology assignments, however please note that these suggestions are just that, suggestions. If anyone has any additional ideas for this type of assignment and would like to share this information, please feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.