Bachelor students of Business Studies and Economics are provided through Blackboard homework (tool: tests) with the possibility of independently reviewing the contents of the course "Basics of external corporate accounting" and are able to check on their individual knowledge level.  

The opinion of the students is important to us as only this allows us to improve on the existing homework. At the end of the semester our participants can avail of an anonymous online evaluation in Blackboard. With the aid of the tool surveys we can provide our course participants with the possibility of evaluating our Blackboard homework anonymously and in an uncomplicated manner. The aim is to receive a feedback regarding the existing homework and to get suggestions for improvement from the participants' side.  

Table of contents


Course title"Basics of external corporate accounting"
Course type

Supplement to the lecture and tutorial

Department/InstituteBusiness Studies, FACTS Department
Degree programBusiness Studies (Bachelor) and Economics (Bachelor)
LecturerProf. Dr. Klaus Ruhnke
No. of participantsapprox. 550
PhaseAt the end of the academic lecture year
Durationapprox. two weeks


  • Blackboard surveys


With the help of multiple choice questions and Likert scales we ask about the study course and the general assessment of the Blackboard homework:

Illustration 1: Sample questions 1 - 4

Illustration 2: Sample questions 5 - 6

Experiences made by the lecturer

Via the grade center a cumulated statistic of all sent in evaluations can be viewed. The possibility of evaluating the Blackboard homework is gladly taken up by the course participants. Via the essay questions we receive a comprehensive feedback that encourages us to keep providing the Blackboard homework as well as continuously developing the tasks. A lot of the suggestions made that came out of the evaluation in the winter semester 2013/2014 were integrated into the homework provided for the winter semester 2014/2015. For example, the comprehensive pointers as to solutions that popped up when a wrong answer was entered were also integrated under a dividing line in the feedback for the right answer. Thereby the course participants, even if they entered the right answer, have an additional opportunity to compare their way of solving the problem with the notes given. Also, the time allotted for working on each homework (approx. two weeks) was abolished. From then on, and in the winter semester of 2014/1015 itself, the homework was available without any time limitations.

Further information

  • Blackboard homework in the external corporate accounting (wiki)

Support offered by CeDiS

  • Consulting services for the implementation of digital solutions in teaching: The Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) has extensive experience of many years when it comes to the implementation of digital media and systems within the fields of teaching, learning and research. We offer a wide variety of consulting services on the implementation of these tools and systems within the entire academic scope and especially at Freie Universität Berlin. 
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  • The Executive Board of the Freie Universität supports e-learning initiatives: With the e-learning funding program financial resources are provided to lecturers that enrich and improve their courses quality-wise by implementing technological and media-related support. All of the academic staff teaching, the lecturers or even the institutions of the Freie Universität - without the Charité-Universitätsmedizin - can be supported within this program.