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Review of LMS literature for AUT LMS review committee - Ako Aotearoa

In October 2010, the AUT University commissioned a literature review of learning management systems (LMS) as one part of a broader project reviewing LMS at AUT. Includes a brief history of e-learning in NZ, environmental scan, critical reflections on LMS, and future considerations for LMS.

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Google Developing Free LMS as Part of Apps for Education -- Campus Technology

Google Developing Free LMS as Part of Apps for Education -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google is now taking applications for a limited preview of a new app called Google Classroom — a tool that brings learning management functionality to the Google Apps for Education suite.
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Top Learning Management System Trends for 2014

Top Learning Management System Trends for 2014 | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
eLearning Industry is rapidly changing and there are numerous Learning Management System trends for 2014. At the following article you will find the Top 14 Learning Management Trends for 2014.

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The Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS)

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The Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) is a training initiative to help augment (not replace) your internal training efforts. Harnessing our community of Blackboard users, BITS will share the top strategies and pedagogy for both increasing educator efficiency and improving learning outcomes. BITS is free to Blackboard's clients and is easy to participate. The program consists of weekly faculty training webinars that are taught by faculty and supported by Blackboard experts.

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Blackboard Developing New Online Bookstore Right in the LMS -- Campus Technology

Blackboard Developing New Online Bookstore Right in the LMS -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
This summer, Blackboard plans to introduce a virtual bookstore accessible directly within the learning management system.
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The History of Learning Management Systems Infographic

The History of Learning Management Systems Infographic | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The History of LMSs inforgraphic tracks the incredible journey of Leaning Management Systems since it began in 1906.

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Lynn University to drop Blackboard Learn in favor of iTunes U | Inside Higher Ed

Lynn University to drop Blackboard Learn in favor of iTunes U | Inside Higher Ed | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Lynn University will phase out its learning management system for the next stage of its tablet-centric evolution. Beginning this fall, the university’s daytime undergraduate courses will be managed through Apple’s course management software, iTunes U.

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Calculating the ROI for a Learning Management Technology

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If you are considering adopting a learning management system (LMS) and need to build a business case, then return on investment (ROI) is top on your list of things to find out. The question of ROI for an LMS depends on what method your company is currently using for training. We’ll explore some of the main differences below and in subsequent posts.

 

 


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State of the Anglosphere's Higher Education LMS Market: 2013 Edition -

State of the Anglosphere's Higher Education LMS Market: 2013 Edition - | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it

by Phil Hill

 

"There are no dramatic changes to the market in general this year. The same players keep growing (primarily Canvas, followed by Moodle and Desire2Learn), and the same players keep shrinking (primarily Blackboard). The only new potential system of interest this year is OpenEdX."

 

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A Systematic Approach to Creating Accessible Video Content for Online Courses

 

Presenter: Eric J. Schmieder, Johnston Community College
Are you interested in adding video content to your online courses, but concerned about the development time to ensure that your content meets accessibility guidelines? This webinar will show instructors a systematic approach for scripting, recording, and publishing video content on YouTube that makes it easy to embed video content in Blackboard complete with close-captioning and video transcripts.

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Blackboard Catalyst Awards Program

The Blackboard Catalyst Awards honor those who push the boundaries of their educational programs and technology in order to deliver innovative and effective learning experiences.

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Linda Corrin's curator insight, October 7, 2013 9:00 PM

This site provides links to award-winning Blackboard sites. A good place to get ideas for how to structure your LMS site.

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Polls by Blackboard

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Polls by Blackboard lets users create and join nearby polls with the tap of a finger. To participate, open the app or go to Polls.bb and select an open Poll near you, or search for an existing Poll. Want to create your own Poll? Simply click "My Polls", add and name your Poll, and let the voting begin.

 

Forget those clunky clickers and expensive RFID readers. Polls lets you use the devices you’re already carrying on a daily basis. If you have a mobile phone (smart or otherwise) we've got you covered.

 

Polls is available as a native app for iOS devices, and mobile web for the rest, so everyone will be able to participate. No smartphone? No problem. Polls also lets you participate via SMS within the U.S.

 

Polls is a free tool for you to use as much as you like – in the classroom or otherwise. Simply download the app or go to Polls.bb and incorporate real-time polling into your classroom or extracurricular activity.

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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education - Google's "LMS"

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education - Google's "LMS" | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
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Selecting a Learning Management System: Advice from an Academic Perspective

Selecting a Learning Management System: Advice from an Academic Perspective | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Although faculty and students are the primary learning management system users, administrators and IT experts often select the system. This article stresses the importance of involving all stakeholders in the selection process, offers a step-by-step guide to LMS selection, and enables readers to develop a customized list of LMS features that align with their institution's instructional and learning priorities.

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Blackboard Joins Internet2 -- Campus Technology

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Blackboard is joining nonprofit education technology consortium Internet2.
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Using the LMS as a Social Network in a Supersized Course | EDUCAUSE.edu

Using the LMS as a Social Network in a Supersized Course | EDUCAUSE.edu | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Large class sizes make it infinitely more challenging for college instructors to connect and communicate with individual students. This might not be a big issue if professors have an army of teaching assistants running smaller tutorial groups, but that's not always the case; in my courses, for example, hundreds of students meet in a single learning space for a weekly lecture or webinar. As in online classes of any size, having a massive group of students in a single location creates the real risk that students will feel anonymous and disengaged due to a lack of meaningful interaction with their professor and peers.

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The History of Learning Management Systems Infographic

The History of Learning Management Systems Infographic | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The History of LMSs inforgraphic tracks the incredible journey of Leaning Management Systems since it began in 1906.

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LTI Standard Promises a Kinder, Gentler LMS -- Campus Technology

LTI Standard Promises a Kinder, Gentler LMS -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Learning Tools Interoperability is helping both IT and faculty turn the learning management system into a more seamless, fluid platform.
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What's the Future of Education Technology?: Video - Interview with Jay Bhatt Blackboard's CEO

What's the Future of Education Technology?: Video - Interview with Jay Bhatt Blackboard's CEO | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard CEO Jay Bhatt discusses education technology on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Grade Anywhere: Turnitin for iPad

Grade Anywhere: Turnitin for iPad | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Turnitin for iPad is a new way for instructors to grade student writing using all the favorite tools you're familiar with in Turnitin like QuickMark comments, custom comments, voice comments, rubrics, Originality Reports, and more.

In this session we demonstrate the Turnitin for iPad functionality while beta-user Dr. Shannon Farris discusses how Turnitin for iPad has changed how and where he evaluates student work.


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Introducing Mosaic for iPad

Here's a quick sneak peek of our new iPad app. Let us know what you think: mosaic@blackboard.com
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ART 1070 - Winner of a 2013 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course

University of Toledo Department of Art lecturer, Seder Burns, and Phoebe J. Ballard, part-time instructor and senior instructional designer, were named winne...

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Linda Corrin's curator insight, October 7, 2013 9:02 PM

This is an example of an award-winning Blackboard site. The site has a very clear structure and provides great support materials for students.