With all of its advanced features, Blackboard lacks the dynamic elements that encourage users to click, read, and watch each time they visit a page. This is something that social media does very well, through advertising, community posts, comments, and slideshows. Blackboard 9 now has the "mashup" feature, which allows you to add the following:
Add embed code to Blackboard:
My most recent exploration of this process was to add an RSS feed of my Google+ Community. It worked for a while using this workaround, but now the feed is blank. If anyone else has solved this problem, please let me know! How about you? What social media tools have you integrated into Blackboard?