Has anyone used Community Engagement for setting up areas for Advisors and their students in Blackboard?
If so, can you share how this is organized?
Hi Dee Thornton we created organizations for the instructors enrolled their advises into the organizations via an SIS Snapshot Flat file from our SIS (Datatel). This works just like enrollment into a course. The benefit of doing in an organization is usually users have less of those so it is easier to find. Organizations are just like courses, so faculty are able to quickly navigate them, and with the SIS controlling enrollment there is no manual updating of users needed. Depending on how your community system is setup, you can then include that organization in a specific hierarchy or domain, even within a specific spot on a tab based on the secondary roles assigned to the students.
The setup would be determined by you end goal,
You could use the Groups feature to assign the different students to the advisors. You could manually do this or there's a batch group enroll option.
This would allow the advisors to focus on just their group of student and give them access to group discussions, wikis, blogs, etc.
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