Blackboard Learn 9.1 – Innovative Teaching Learning Practices


SONA is the first engineering institution in India which introduced the Blackboard Learn software in the teaching learning process. Blackboard Learn 9.1 is the Virtual Learning Environment used at the Sona Group of Institution.

Blackboard provides access to learning materials and activities online. Students and faculty members of institution can access the Blackboard services from any location by using a URL: All that is needed to access Blackboard from outside the campus is a computer with internet access and trusted certificate installed in it. You can get the trusted certificate from the blackboard administration by submitting a request form.

Blackboard includes tools for:

  • Organizing and publishing course materials
  • Communication between tutors and students
  • Collaborative working, including discussion forums, wikis, blogs and shared group areas
  • Plagiarism checking on the submitted assignment
  • In Built Math Editor to support the writing of mathematical equations
  • Online assessments with automatic marking facilities
  • Course administration such as calendars and task lists
  • Tracking students’ online activities and course work submissions

Benefits of using Blackboard

Some of the benefits of using Blackboard are:

  • Students can access reference materials, handouts, reading lists, web links and activities anytime, anywhere (as long as you have internet access if you stay outside the college otherwise you can reach to service using a
  • Allows for web-based presentations and tutorials
  • Aids discussions and collaborative work with other students (campus-based and Distance Learners) and tutors via discussion forums, wikis and blogs
  • Facilitates the completion and submission of assignments
  • Allows tracking and monitoring of students’ access and progress through the course
  • Reduces the need for paperwork and printed handouts
  • Content can be updated easily
  • Provides an easy way to inform course members about course information, announcements and deadlines

For any queries related to using a SONA BLACKBOARD, you can reach us in the following

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Contact:  0427- 4099749

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