This is a guest blog post by Suzan Harkness, former vice president for academic affairs at Stephens College and an associate professor of political science at the University of the District of Columbia. Blackboard is committed to helping colleges solve their most pressing challenges, including engagement and retention, therefore we invited Suzan to write a blog […]
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Starting a new competency-based education (CBE) program introduces a dizzying array of academic and administrative decisions. While the academy is typically supportive of structuring and teaching one’s discipline with a great deal of freedom to define teaching approaches, assess students, and deliver courses, CBE calls for a more structured, collaborative, and standardized approach. Without agreed […]
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In my role I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with institutions of all types and sizes to grow enrollments and launch new programs, despite limited budgets and resources. This creates an immediate need to make better use of what’s already in place and to get creative about lower cost, high-impact channels for outreach. Ultimately, every tool, […]
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As your students arrive for a new school year, you need to have a school communications plan and strategy ready to go. Alleviate the stress you may be experiencing by leveraging these 5 tips for simplifying your communications plan this school year. #1. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Leverage other district’s social media policies and trainings […]
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A lot of exciting things happened at Blackboard Analytics in the last year. We acquired two new companies, expanded our data science capabilities, invested in talented people, and continued to innovate around the use of our original products. All of this has been done as part of an ongoing effort to help our customers extract […]
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This post is a follow-up to our first look at district strategy planning. In it we explored the importance of a well-communicated strategic plan and the six different categories a strategy can fall into. How do school districts define and measure success? To answer this question, we looked at our data consisting of more than […]
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SaaS. The Ultra experience. The Ultra Course View. The Original experience. The Original Course View. And a new course theme? There has been a lot to digest during the course of the past year*, and we’ve made communication and transparency the top priority for our product marketing and management teams. For example, we had nearly 2,000 […]
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Approximately 1 billion people in the world have some form of disability, according to the World Health Organization. Here in North America, 13% of all students enrolled in higher education have a disability. When you consider the diversity in student populations, that number is pretty high. And those are just the students we know about. […]
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In January*, we announced that we’ve expanded our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment option to include two additional tiers: Plus and Advantage**. No two institutions are the same, therefore we offer three SaaS tiers – Standard, Plus, and Advantage – to provide you with choice and flexibility in addressing your deployment needs. Between past BbWorld presentations and […]
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For a growing number of colleges and universities, developing an online learning program has become an important element in their strategic mix. With few students fitting into the classification of a traditional student and so many lifelong learners out there, it’s no surprise that online learning programs have taken off. The Online Learning Consortium (formerly […]
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