Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education
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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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Blackboard Learn Test Question Types

Do more than just multiple choice questions, learn more about the 17 question types available in Blackboard Learn 9.1.
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Blackboard Study on How Instructors Use the LMS

Blackboard Study on How Instructors Use the LMS | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard today released a study on how instructors and students in 70,000 courses across 927 institutions used Blackboard Learn, the company's learning management system. The research found five course patterns or archetypes (below). The majority of the courses fell into the category of content heavy, with low interaction.
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Blackboard, Authentica Team up on Data Integration -- Campus Technology

Blackboard, Authentica Team up on Data Integration -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard and Authentica Solutions, a company that provides tools for data authentication and management, have extended a partnership that aims to improve the bi-directional flow of data between Blackboard's learning management systems and other education applications.
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Better Student Planning on the Run -- Campus Technology

Better Student Planning on the Run -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it

This week, during Blackboard's user conference, BbWorld 16, the company is unveiling a pair of products developed with deep input from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). 


The first product, Bb Planner, is a mobile app that allows students to explore degrees and careers that mesh with their goals and interests. Eventually the same app will also enable them to pivot in their degree choices when they realize they're heading in the wrong direction, help them figure out how far along they are in achieving a degree in a new major and even let them sign up for their next course with a single phone tap. 


The second product, Blackboard Advise, is a web-based advising tool that pulls in Planner data and adds predictive analytics to help advisers understand a student's intentions and identify at-risk individuals. 

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IBM, Blackboard Partner on Infrastructure Management, Cognitive Solutions -- Campus Technology

IBM, Blackboard Partner on Infrastructure Management, Cognitive Solutions -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard and IBM have entered a partnership that will see the latter managing the ed tech company's datacenters and cloud infrastructure.
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Blackboard Partners with Fishtree for Personalized Learning -- Campus Technology

Blackboard Partners with Fishtree for Personalized Learning -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
A partnership between Fishtree and Blackboard is bringing the former's personalized learning technology to the Blackboard Learn LMS.
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Blackboard Unveils Partnership with Uber

Blackboard Unveils Partnership with Uber | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Unveils Partnership with Uber. Higher Ed Students Now Able to Pay for Uber Rides With Campu
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New Blackboard CEO Bill Ballhaus Reflects on His First Weeks at the Helm -- Campus Technology

New Blackboard CEO Bill Ballhaus Reflects on His First Weeks at the Helm -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ballhaus likes what he sees at the company he now leads, especially the breadth of its offerings and its capabilities.
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How Data From Your LMS Can Impact Student Success -- Campus Technology

How Data From Your LMS Can Impact Student Success -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Higher ed IT leaders share 8 ways to make the best use of the data coming out of the campus learning management system.
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Blackboard unveils totally redesigned learning platform - eCampus News

Blackboard unveils totally redesigned learning platform - eCampus News | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard Inc. today launched the ‘New Learning Experience’--an educational approach that focuses on the learner and promotes better engagement.
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No Sugarcoating the LMS: Q&A with Instructure CEO, Josh Coates (EdSurge News)

No Sugarcoating the LMS: Q&A with Instructure CEO, Josh Coates (EdSurge News) | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it

The MOOC phenomenon of 2013 created an international dialogue around opening education to people who normally wouldn’t have access. A lot of VCs paid a lot of money to start that conversation hoping that a business model would emerge. To date, no viable model has emerged. But it doesn’t mean it’s not a useful dialogue to be having.

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Assignments and Assessments in Blackboard

Assignments and Assessments in Blackboard | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Find out how Blackboard can actually save you time in not only making assignments, but also in helping you grade students' work quickly and accurately, giving them immediate feedback and letting them see where they stand in your class. 

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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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Report: How Instructors Use the LMS Influences Student Interaction in Class -- Campus Technology

Report: How Instructors Use the LMS Influences Student Interaction in Class -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
A recent study by Blackboard examined how learning management system (LMS) use in courses influences student activity in the LMS as a kind of proxy for overall course design.
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Blackboard Acquires Accessibility Platform -- Campus Technology

Blackboard today announced the acquisition of Fronteer, a UK-based educational products and services company whose flagship Ally software helps institutions and instructors make course content more accessible.
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Staff, students, Blackboard Inc is watching you

Staff, students, Blackboard Inc is watching you | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s not just universities tracking their students and staff. Edutech multinational Blackboard In
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Blackboard Introduces Moodlerooms 3.0 -- THE Journal

Blackboard Introduces Moodlerooms 3.0 -- THE Journal | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard has unveiled Moodlerooms 3.0, with enhancements designed to improve teaching and learning experiences for teachers, students and administrators.
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Blackboard pays $260 million for online payments company Higher One Holdings - Washington Business Journal

Blackboard pays $260 million for online payments company Higher One Holdings - Washington Business Journal | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The expansion into financial services could be part of an effort to redefine Blackboard for a potential sale.
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Tips: How to avoid a “hot mess” in online course design - Blackboard Blog

Tips: How to avoid a “hot mess” in online course design - Blackboard Blog | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
A seasoned instructional designer, shares five online course design suggestions to help make sure your course is clutter-free and easy to use.
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Blackboard Is Now An Official Moodle Partner

Blackboard Is Now An Official Moodle Partner | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, Blackboard has slowly cobbled together – through both acquisitions and growth – the largest Moodle Partner company. Until today, this partnership was held under…

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Blackboard Enhances Discussion Tools with VoiceThread -- Campus Technology

Blackboard has partnered with VoiceThread in an effort to improve discussions between instructors and students with the use of video, voice and text comments.
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MOOCs as a Trojan Horse - YouTube

The polished presentation and popularity of MOOCs has led to reinvigorated conversations about learning designs and alternative content delivery for courses in learning management systems. MOOCs afford instructors the opportunity to easily view courses offered by others,

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Travis Cox recognised for his service to the Blackboard community | MUSSE

Travis Cox recognised for his service to the Blackboard community | MUSSE | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Travis Cox, Manager of the Academic and Learning Systems Support (ALSS) team in Learning Environments, was voted the Australian Blackboard User Group (ABUG) Member of the Year 2013 at the recent Blackboard Learning and Teaching Conference.

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Educause, Gates Foundation to examine history and future of the LMS @insidehighered

Educause, Gates Foundation to examine history and future of the LMS @insidehighered | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it

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