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Comparison of UAS Online and Blackboard

The following table lists the features in Blackboard that are comparable to UAS Online features.

UAS Online Feature Blackboard Importing from UAS Online to Blackboard
Resource Files and Links Items, Files, and URLS Resource Files and Links can be imported into Blackboard. If you have used Categories, then the files (and links) will be sorted into Folders that correspond to your Categories. Descriptions are not imported. It will be possible to add a description later.
Quizzes Tests with Computer Graded Questions Quizzes can be imported into Blackboard as Tests. You will need to learn to post (deploy) the quizzes and set up options. 
Essays Tests with Essay Questions Essays are also imported as Tests. At this time model answers are not imported but can be added. You will need to learn to post (deploy) the Test and set up options. 
Tasks Blackboard "Assignments" At this time Tasks are not exported. You will need to cut and paste to set up a Blackboard “Assignment” which will act essentially the same as a UAS Online Task.

Webliography Bibliography

URLs or Items in a Content Area or Folder Exports as a single HTML file. Not easy to edit or update. Can be recreated as a blank page or Content Area with URLs.
Discussion Board Discussion Board Does not export – forums will need to be created.  The new Discussion Board can be linked to the Gradebook.
Static and Dated Announcements Announcements Exports as HTML files. Not easy to edit or update. Depending on how you have used it you may want to use the Blackboard Announcements or you may want to post Items in a Content Area or Folder.
Static and Dated Assignments Items in a Content Area or Folder Exports as HTML files. Not easy to edit or update. Should be recreated as Items in a Content Area or Folder.
Gradebook Grade Center Does not export. Will need to be recreated. In Blackboard columns are automatically created for Tests, "Assignments" and graded Discussion Forums.  You can create new columns, make categories and calculate weighted totals in a variety of ways.
ePortfolio Links to UAS Online Portfolio Each UAS Blackboard courses links to the existing ePortfolio system.
Resource Files and Links can be imported into Blackboard. If you have used Categories, then the files (and links) will be sorted into Folders that correspond to your Categories. Descriptions are not imported. It will be possible to add a description later.
 
 

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