One mechanism for staying in touch in this class is Black Board Instant Messaging. Students can ask quick questions, meet with each other, chat about projects, etc. Classes are automatically populated inside the system.
Blackboard Collaborate Enterprise IM (aka Blackboard IM) is an instant messaging tool used at the School of Information. Blackboard IM includes several communication tools, including text chat, voice and video chat, whiteboard, and application sharing.
IMPORTANT: All actively enrolled students are required to install and set up Blackboard IM.