College of Continuing Professional Studies

Educational Technology

Blackboard
Drury uses the Blackboard platform for its online courses.

An orientation course is available to students who are unfamiliar with Blackboard. It is in the form of a sample class where the student is guided through the various tools and features. It also illustrates basic functions such as submitting assignments, posting to the discussion forum and taking tests. Contact your advisor or the Online Office at (417) 873-7727 if you are interested in taking the course.

Technical Requirements
Review the minimum recommended specifications to operate Blackboard on your computer.

Additional Resources

Technical Support
Hours and contact information for technical support relating to Blackboard and Drury account access.

Online tutoring is offered free of charge to all Drury students
SMARTHINKING.com (accessible through Blackboard) provides online tutoring in several subjects, including:

  • Mathematics (Basic Skills - Calculus II)
  • General Chemistry
  • Writing
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics

Login to Blackboard and click the "Online Tutoring" tab to begin a tutoring session.

Access online courses on mobile devices
Drury utilizes Blackboard Mobile Learn, allowing students and educators to access teaching and learning on mobile devices having Wi-Fi capability, phones with Sprint service and the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. 3G capability will be available soon increasing students' mobile access.

Live chat through Blackboard IM
Connect with your classmates or teachers on the only instant collaboration system designed for education.

 

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