As the COVID-19 situation continues and remote teaching is moved to teaching online, students will need to submit assignments, do their group work, and take exams from off-campus locations.
You can use Blackboard to test student knowledge and collect assignments, as well as create groups to allow students to work together. Just like instructors, students will need to learn the necessary technical and production skills to collaborate to produce work digitally. Use alternatives to timed proctored exams wherever possible. Large courses reliant on in-person exams should consider projects, open-book exams, or frequent low-stakes tests and quizzes as alternative assessment strategies.
Scaffolding helps students feel more comfortable with the technology and find the needed accommodations before submitting their academic work. Creating practice tests, practice discussion forums, and communicating with empathy help create a trusted learning environment.