Today, students have high expectations for how colleges should be supporting them, and they can be disappointed at times with how fragmented the experience can be. Students have options and they want things that are personalized, highly accessible, modular, and convenient. They price shop, compare, and they want pathways that are personalized and prescribed. Students […]
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I get excited around this time of year because I know that our annual user conference, BbWorld, is around the corner. Everyone (and I do mean EVERYone) here at Blackboard is working diligently to get things ready. Our customers, partners, and guest speakers are fine-tuning their presentations. It really is exciting. As a tech guy, […]
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As part of our design process, we regularly conduct qualitative, ethnographic research with students, instructors, and other members of the educational ecosystem. This research helps us better empathize with our users, and leads to design vignettes that help us conceive of new capabilities and new products. We’ve recently completed a research program focused on online […]
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This is a guest post by Bryan Fendley, a Blackboard MVP and Catalyst Award Winner. He is the director of instructional technology and campus web services at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. If you want to get past the marketing hype about Learner Intelligence (Analytics for Learn), who do you go to? I could think of […]
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I’m pleased to announce the launch of two great new capabilities in Bb Student – Discussions and Selective Course Display. Discussions Discussions play a large role in asynchronous education; they become one of the key points of engagement between instructors and students. We’ve added the ability to participate in discussions into Bb Student in a […]
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In a recent Blackboard customer survey, district administrators, IT leaders, and PR professionals consistently gave their websites high praise for playing a vital role in communication and engagement strategies. In fact, the survey respondents named district websites as the top most effective aspect of community engagement, and one of the top three most effective tactics […]
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Today marks the 5th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This event was created by the accessibility community to discuss providing access to experiences, both physical and digital, for people with diverse needs around the world. Last year, Blackboard recognized the day by challenging our internal development teams to work without their mouse for at least […]
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This is a guest post by Lynn Zingraf, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Blackboard’s teaching & learning products. Blackboard has a long history of supporting development of integrations and customizations, a history that dates back to 2003. We started out by launching a Java-based API framework that allowed developers to create Blackboard Learn “Building Block” […]
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Every year since its publication in 1995 I’ve had some occasion to re-read Barr & Tagg’s “From Teaching to Learning – A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education.” Ten years ago, I used it to frame theory for my work as a consultant helping institutions establish manageable and sustainable approaches to assessing student learning. This year […]
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What’s for lunch today? This week? This month? Do the meals contain anything I’m allergic to? How healthy are they? Students and their parents don’t want to be left in the dark when it comes school meal options. Fortunately, there’s an easy way for schools to share detailed information about their menus in a visually […]
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