It is possible to embed a YouTube video within your Blackboard course. Note that this method may stop working if YouTube changes the way their videos work. YouTube is a third party web site and iSolutions cannot be held responsible for the content held on it. Users should read the YouTube terms and conditions.
The Self and Peer Assessment feature in Blackboard allows you to set questions to your students. Students enter answers for these questions. Then following a deadline passing students are able to assess the answers of their peers and themselves, anonymously if you wish. You can provide model answers for the students to compare that of themselves and their peers against, and provide criteria against which the students give these answers scores.
The groups feature has been expanded to allow for students to nominate themselves to be members of groups. You can also randomly assign students into groups. Group areas offer more personalisation opportunities. Students can create their own groups without instructor authorisation, you may wish to disable this aspect of the group feature.