This is a guest post by Bob Solis. Bob currently serves as a member of Blackboard’s Advisory Council. The Council is compromised of higher education leaders from institutions and organizations throughout the U.S. The Council provides feedback on technology, solutions, corporate strategy and key topics effecting higher education today as well as supports Blackboard thought-leadership activities. […]
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Students are in need of more accessible course offerings. If your institution doesn’t make your content accessible to students with disabilities, you may be susceptible to legal action. Although the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not provide specific standards for course content accessibility, it remains a federal requirement to be in compliance to those […]
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You hear it all the time. Effective school communication is at the heart of engaged families, involved communities, and student success. While this is true, it can be hard to pinpoint how to optimize your communication strategy if you don’t know the areas where you need improvement. You may be asking yourself: Am I reaching […]
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The Alliance for Excellent Education report, “Writing Next,” states that the skill of writing is a predicator of academic success and a basic requirement for participation in the global economy. Yet, according to a survey of business leaders issued by College Board, a third of corporations surveyed said one third or fewer of their employees […]
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Built into Blackboard Learn with the Ultra experience is a smart analytics solution – a way for instructors to track student progress and identify students who need help or support. Similarly, we help students to gain personal insight into their own progress. Instructors see rich, robust graphs of their students and can compare student activity […]
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Congratulations to Paula Barr, a second grade teacher from Lawrence Public Schools in Lawrence, Kansas for winning iNACOL’s Blended and Online Learning Teacher of the Year Award. Paula embodies the true possibilities of digital transformation through innovation with pedagogical practice and technology. With the creative use of Blackboard technology and innovative blended learning best practices […]
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Open educational resources (OER) are a great way for teachers to make use of digital content in the classroom. Open educational resources are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use and can be remixed, revised, and redistributed. According to Project Tomorrow’s 2014 Speak Up Survey, 65% of school librarians say […]
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This past July we had the pleasure of featuring flipped classroom pioneers Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams at BbWorld 2015. We received such a positive response to their keynote and panel sessions that we invited them to present during our Fall 2015 K-12 Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series. We asked Aaron to provide a short preview […]
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If you haven’t seen the news yet, Microsoft and Blackboard Open Solutions for Moodle announced a partnership yesterday to promote and support the Office 365 plugins to Blackboard’s ever-growing Moodle user base. It’s funny to me how much the world has changed, and how the relationship of Blackboard and Microsoft with open source software is […]
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This week at EDUCAUSE, we’ve been talking quite a bit about our focus on the learner, and therefore a major focus on providing these learners’ institutions everything they need to best serve their needs. A major piece of that story, and also a major part of our strategy here at Blackboard, is a deep commitment […]
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