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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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MOOCs Powered By Blackboard

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Turnitin - iPad

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Grade Anywhere with the all new Turnitin for iPad app. Grading papers has never been better. Available free in the App Store.

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Blackboard Pushes LMS Platforms for MOOC Use -- Campus Technology

Blackboard Pushes LMS Platforms for MOOC Use -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard's CourseSites is wooing additional institutions to its free learning management offering to run their massive open online courses.
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Blackboard Builds Tool To Simplify App Creation for Colleges -- Campus Technology

Blackboard Builds Tool To Simplify App Creation for Colleges -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard's mobile team has taken what's it learned about developing apps for education environments and created a tool that allows non-developers to slam together their own apps.
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Integrating Virtual Worlds Within Blackboard Learn And CourseSites

Presenter: John Fillwalk and Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts Lab, Ball State University. Learn how 3D immersive virtual worlds can augment your student...
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Educators in SL ..... you gotta see this!!!

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Learning Management Systems Comparison Checklist of Features

Learning Management Systems Comparison Checklist of Features | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a new Learning Management System? Would you be interested in a LMSs comparison checklist? At the following article you will find a list of 99 LMS features that you can use to compare LMS Vendors.
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Blackboard To Give Away Anonymous Communications Service to K-12 Schools -- THE Journal

Blackboard To Give Away Anonymous Communications Service to K-12 Schools -- THE Journal | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard has launched a new service that allows for anonymous texting between students and school staff. The service, TipTxt, is designed to let students report school safety issues, abuse, bullying, and other incidents privately.
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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

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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.

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Blackboard | About Bb | Press Releases

Blackboard helps clients enrich all aspects of the education experience by engaging and assessing learners, making their daily lives more convenient and secure, and keeping them informed and aware of the most important information.

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Blackboard launching a free MOOC platform for their subscribers.
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Florida State College Faculty Vote Against New LMS -- Campus Technology

Florida State College Faculty Vote Against New LMS -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Following a pilot program to test a new learning management system, faculty at Florida State College at Jacksonville have voted to stick with their existing LMS.
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Blackboard Analytics Suite Expands Tools To Identify At Risk Students -- Campus Technology

Blackboard Analytics Suite Expands Tools To Identify At Risk Students -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard has announced new features in its Blackboard Analytics Suite, including analytics to identify at-risk students and to measure student success in developmental education programs.
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Blackboard Validates Mozilla Digital Badges -- Campus Technology

Blackboard Validates Mozilla Digital Badges -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Mozilla's Open Badges initiative has received the official nod from educational technology company Blackboard, which has integrated digital badges into its learning management systems Blackboard Learn and CourseSites.
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Blackboard launches Mosaic - a new approach to building apps

Blackboard helps clients enrich all aspects of the education experience by engaging and assessing learners, making their daily lives more convenient and secure, and keeping them informed and aware of the most important information.

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Travis Cox's curator insight, June 23, 2013 8:36 AM

tl;dr = Mosaic has replaced the Blackboard Mobile Central platform.

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Blackboard Partners with Mozilla to Support Use of Digital Badges

Blackboard Partners with Mozilla to Support Use of Digital Badges | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard has partnered with Mozilla, an industry leader in promoting openness on the Internet, to support broader use of digital badges and credentials in education. With the partnership, students and faculty can use Open Badges to promote their achievements within Blackboard Learn™ courses and across the Web using Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure, the most widely used format and only open and shared technical standard for badging and credentialing.
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Blackboard Set To Test-Drive e-Textbook Integration -- Campus Technology

Blackboard Set To Test-Drive e-Textbook Integration -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard has collaborated with Vital Source Technologies to launch a pilot program to test e-textbook integration with its Blackboard Learn learning management system.
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