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Six Ways to Reduce Paper in the Classroom with Online Bulletin Boards

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800.443.9441 | solutions@blackbaud.com | www.blackbaud.com October 2018 1 TIP SHEET Six Ways to Reduce Paper in the Classroom with Online Bulletin Boards BY KATHLEEN REARDON, Customer Success Manager Did you know that the Bulletin Boards in Blackbaud K–12's learning management system are an effective way to improve information access and cut paper and printing costs? Bulletin Boards provide teachers with a convenient location for posting general course information, such as the syllabus or helpful resources. This type of information has historically been printed out—or worse, not shared at all because there wasn't an easy distribution method. We understand that many students are visual learners, so it's important to note that a reduction in paper doesn't mean fewer visuals—in fact, it can mean more! Bulletin Boards are a great way to showcase class visuals, such as photos, videos, and slideshow presentations— further reducing the paper footprint. Below are six easy ways for teachers to go green with Bulletin Boards. 1 Links Instead of printing out helpful information from websites, add resource links to the Bulletin Boards so students can easily access them on their phones, tablets, or computers. 2 Downloads The course syllabus, field trip permission forms, and how-to guides are all great examples of class content that's better offered on a bulletin board, instead of printed and inevitably lost. 3 Expectations Use the Expectations feature to outline course policies. Expectations can be organized into categories—such as attendance, participation, or exams—with a text description and file download option for each. Teachers can also save time by sharing Expectations across their course sections.

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