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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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Moodle Drops Blackboard

Moodle Drops Blackboard | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open source software company Moodle today announced it is ending its partnership with Blackboard.
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University of Phoenix Expands Use of Blackboard Tech

University of Phoenix Expands Use of Blackboard Tech | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Phoenix has signed a four-year deal to scale up its use of Blackboard Learn with the Ultra experience across the institution. The implementation is expected to be complete in the first half of 2019.
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Blackboard Debt Takes a Hit After Colleges Drop Its Education Software - Bloomberg

Blackboard Debt Takes a Hit After Colleges Drop Its Education Software - Bloomberg | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard Inc. was already having a tough year when Chief Executive Officer William Ballhaus got word in April that Cornell University -- the company’s very first customer -- was defecting to a rival education software service.
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Blackboard Intros Web Accessibility Checker

Blackboard today introduced Blackboard Ally for Web, a solution for assessing and improving the accessibility of institutions' websites. The tool expands on Blackboard's Ally product (launched last year), which focuses on the accessibility of course materials in learning management systems.
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Getting 100 Percent LMS Buy-in from Faculty -- Campus Technology

Getting 100 Percent LMS Buy-in from Faculty -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
These two institutions faced the same goal — convincing all their instructors to use the learning management system. Here's what's working.
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The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work - Talented Learning

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work - Talented Learning | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
New cloud specialty solutions have earned a role in the corporate learning ecosystem. But is this coexistence with talent LMS platforms actually a threat?
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How Universal Design for Learning can help the LMS reach every learner - eCampus News

How Universal Design for Learning can help the LMS reach every learner - eCampus News | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
UDL is gaining attention in colleges and universities as a way to make digital learning programs more accessible to all learners.

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, October 3, 2017 10:08 AM
UDL is pretty much just common sense and basic for course design. UDL is an expectation, not an option.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 6, 2017 8:49 AM
Universal Design for Learning can be adapted and modeled into your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
Cindy Smith's curator insight, October 6, 2017 10:19 AM

" UDL...it is meant to design learning that’s engaging and effective for everyone, right from the get-go."

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Shift to Cloud Creates Opportunities for New Players According to 2017 Global LMS Market Report

Shift to Cloud Creates Opportunities for New Players According to 2017 Global LMS Market Report | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
LOS GATOS, Calif., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Education technology research firm e-Literate has released the first data-based global analysis of the learning management systems (LMS) market, which reveals major shifts in higher education purchasing and implementation, as cloud-based solutions and
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Report: Cloud Eases LMS Migration, Leads to Market Change -- Campus Technology

Report: Cloud Eases LMS Migration, Leads to Market Change -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
A shift to the cloud is causing market change for learning management systems, according to a new report from education technology research firm e-Literate.
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Course Style Options | Blackboard at KU

Course Style Options You can personalize your Blackboard course with style options that control the appearance of the menu, content and banner image as well as the theme and entry point for a course. For more information about Course Style Options, select from the following:
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Blackboard Releases Accessibility Tool -- Campus Technology

Blackboard Releases Accessibility Tool -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard is rolling out an accessibility tool that it plans to make available for all major learning management systems.
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State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2017 Edition -

State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2017 Edition - | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
By Phil HillMore Posts (476) This is the ninth year I have shared the LMS market share graphic, commonly known as the squid graphic, for US and Canadian higher education. The original idea remains – to give a picture of the … Continue reading →
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Moodlerooms Becomes Blackboard Open LMS

Blackboard is rebranding its open source learning management system. The LMS formerly known as Moodlerooms will now be called Blackboard Open LMS. The company said it's also "accelerating investment and development of the product."
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Blackboard Asserts Commitment to Open Source

Blackboard Asserts Commitment to Open Source | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the wake of news of its split from Moodle, Blackboard has reaffirmed its commitment to its Moodle-based Software-as-a-Service product and the open source community.
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Blackboard Updates CourseSites Online Learning Platform

At the BbWorld conference taking place this week in Orlando, Blackboard introduced a new version of CourseSites, a free platform for individual instructors to deliver e-learning.
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Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share -

Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share - | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
As of July 6th, our data partner LISTedTECH informs us that Canvas is now the primary LMS in more US colleges and universities than Blackboard Learn. By a margin of two; Canvas has 1,218 installations
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Professors have mixed reactions to Blackboard plan to offer tool for grading online participation

Professors have mixed reactions to Blackboard plan to offer tool for grading online participation | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard is planning to introduce a new feature in its learning management system later this year to help instructors grade students’ participation in class discussions online. The feature, called the “discussion forum recommended grade,” will use computer algorithms to analyze students’ posts in class discussion forums.
John Whitmer, learning analytics and research director at Blackboard, said that instructors want to use discussion forums to judge students’ participation, but that doing so is time-consuming and difficult since the forums were designed for discussion rather than assessment. These discussion forums are often underused by students, said Whitmer, since there is often little incentive for students to engage

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Blackboard is planning to introduce a new feature in its learning management system later this year to help instructors grade students’ participation in class discussions online.
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Blackboard Ally - Making course content accessible

Blackboard Ally - Making course content accessible | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ally seamlessly integrates with the Learning Management System and automatically generates alternative accessible formats, provides instructor feedback and generates an institutional accessibility report
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7 Questions to Ask When Choosing an LMS

7 Questions to Ask When Choosing an LMS | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
You’re about to make a huge commitment to the technology partner that will help you manage your digital learning environment, and you want to make sure that you’ve chosen the right provider for the job. If you’re not particularly well-versed about learning management systems, your search for the perfect provider can seem overwhelming. Finding the right learning management partner doesn’t have to be an ordeal. When choosing an LMS, ask these nine questions: What are the top 3 must-haves for your LMS? Not all LMS platforms are created equally. Make a list of what you’re looking for, and prioritize it. …
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Leveraging Intensive Teamwork Far Beyond the LMS Migration -- Campus Technology

What can be gained from the immense effort put forth in an LMS migration? It can be far greater than a well-functioning LMS, explains University of Oregon Associate Dean of Libraries and Chief Academic Technology Officer Helen Chu.
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Students More Likely to Read Alerts that Deliver Good News and Comparisons with Peers -- Campus Technology

Students More Likely to Read Alerts that Deliver Good News and Comparisons with Peers -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students love to hear good news about how well they're doing in their courses or how their performance — good or bad — compares to other students in the class, according to a research project undertaken by Blackboard's analytics and research team.
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A quote about the LMS

“The proliferation of learning management systems suggests that no one system is sufficiently feature rich, or adequately flexible and extensible enough to meet everyone’s needs or even most institutions’ requirements."

Ira Fuchs, vice president for research in information technology, Mellon Foundation. (2004, July) Learning Management Systems: Are we there yet?
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I've always loved this quote and while it is over 10 years old now, it is still are relevant as it was back then. I've always said "An LMS is an LMS is an LMS" It's not the tool you use but how you use it. Good learning design can work in whatever environment it is given and still work. In saying that, it's nice to have a wide pallette of tools available to craft with and make our educational visions a reality.
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Making Your Blackboard Course Look Great

Making Your Blackboard Course Look Great | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
This video will walk you through a few simple things you can do to customize the look and feel of your Blackboard course.
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Blackboard Kicks Off First Hackathon for Developers and College Students -- Campus Technology

Blackboard Kicks Off First Hackathon for Developers and College Students -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Education technology company Blackboard today launched its first-ever hackathon event called “Hackboard,” open now through mid-June.
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Blackboard Updates Learn with Accessibility, Mobile Features

Blackboard Updates Learn with Accessibility, Mobile Features | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard today rolled out a variety of updates to Blackboard Learn, the company's flagship learning management system.
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