Last October, when the Q4 2015 release of Blackboard Learn 9.1 was announced, we discussed the short and long-term investments we are making in the Blackboard Learn 9.1 platform that is used by millions of educators and learners around the world. Today, with the announcement of the Q2 2016 release, we are furthering our commitment […]
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This is a guest post from Torria Davis, Ph.D. an award-winning course designer, who mentors university professors creating engaging online courses for the Online and Professional Studies Division of California Baptist University, in Riverside, CA. She is also a Blackboard MVP. The strategies for effective online course design have changed a lot over the years. This […]
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For over a decade, Blackboard has recognized and honored innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of teaching and learning, where millions of educators work to redefine what is possible when leveraging technology. Blackboard is focused on highlighting client successes and raising awareness throughout the educational industry by celebrating client achievements and milestones. Our […]
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This post has been updated by Van Davis, Associate Vice President Higher Education Research & Policy, and Karen Yoshino, Principal Strategist at Blackboard. A year and a half ago, one of our former Blackboard colleagues, Deb Everhart, provided an excellent introduction to competency-based education (see original post below). Since then, we’ve seen explosive growth in interest in […]
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If you are connected to K-12 education in any way then you have become aware of the term “personalized learning.” In fact as part of our recent New Learning Experience launch, Blackboard now offers a Personalized Learning solution that brings personalized, competency-based learning and over 100,000 open educational resources to educator’s fingertips. Like many others, […]
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Last year, BbWorld 2015 brought together education stakeholders, faculty, and learners to kick start a conversation around creating fully inclusive educational experiences. Since then we’ve seen deeper partnerships form with—and between—client institutions. We rolled out the first phase of our Inclusive Classroom Framework. And we released the first of Blackboard’s fully accessible learning platforms, Blackboard Collaborate […]
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I’m pleased to announce the launch of our Blackboard Learn with the Ultra experience Educator Preview. We’re presenting a beta version of the Ultra experience to anyone who would like to use it, so you can get a sense for how it works. We’ve been working on this for a long time, and we’re excited to […]
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This is a guest post by Brian M. Morgan, Chair and Associate Professor of Integrated Science & Technology at Marshall University. Whether you teach Kindergarten, PhD students, or anywhere in between, student engagement and motivation will always be a challenge. Online courses can present unique challenges over the traditional face-to-face class, especially since you often do not […]
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I’m pleased to announce the introduction of Push Notifications in Bb Student. Now, when students encounter important events, they will receive an indicator on their phone. Notifications will appear for overdue and upcoming assignment and tests, as well as when new grades are posted. Students can tap on the alert to go right to the assignment, […]
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The K-12 community is staying more connected than ever and they want K-12 schools to keep up with the ever-changing world of technology. When students are able to easily access information about their schoolwork and parents are involved in their child’s education, K-12 learners are becoming more ready for college and careers. Check out the […]
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