• Bulldog Intelligence: Drake University’s Business Intelligence Journey

    Building capability and maturity for decision support has become essential for higher education institutions, yet it requires enormous effort and collaboration to achieve. Chris Gill, CITO at Drake University, will de...
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  • Still Haven't Found What You're Looking For?

    Inspired by the most common complaint from students-"We never find stuff in Blackboard"-KU Leuven built a search feature for its Blackboard platform. The search functionality goes far beyond the standard functionaliti...
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  • Blackboard Predict in Practice: Data-Informed Student Success Initiatives

    In 2017, four California State University campuses began to pilot Blackboard’s predictive analytics products, with varying strategies to catch students who were struggling in courses before it was too late. CSU ...
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  • Case Study: Our Path to Accessibility

    Join this discussion that looks at how Gaston College considered different approaches and used detailed planning, training and implementation processes to successfully rollout new accessibility tools and ensure a smoo...
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  • Ensuring the impact of professional development in digital teaching and learning- a professional/ academic development between Blackboard and Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

    Professional development courses are essential in maintaining, and developing, high levels of competence and capability in digital teaching and learning to meet the expectations of the learners of today and tomorrow. ...
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  • Virtual Curb Cuts: Using Blackboard Learn Accessibility Features to Benefit Everyone

    From parents with strollers to people with rolling suitcases, everyone benefits from curb cuts, which were originally designed to improve access for people in wheelchairs. Think of Blackboard Learn accessibility featu...
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  • Blackboard Matters in Face-to-Face Higher Education Courses

    The learning management system (LMS) is a critical technology for nearly all institutions of higher education. However, LMSs, such as Blackboard Learn, are not a given in traditional face-to-face courses. Discussed in...
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  • The Perfect Storm: Converting to Hybrid Delivery Model and Semesters

    With less than one year to prepare for a semester conversion and new hybrid delivery model, the Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) team needed to think outside of the box to prepare faculty with the necessary...
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  • Looking Beyond the LMS to Optimize Teaching & Learning for All

    One of the challenges faced by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is to provide higher education access to the people of a bicultural, international borderland. In response to that challenge, UTRGV made...
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  • Comparison Between Faculty and Student Perceptions on Instructor Interaction

    With the Federal call for regular and substantive interactions, the big questions become, "are we doing enough in our online courses" and "what do our students think"? This session will discuss the finding of research...
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  • Now I Know My CBE!

    In this session, participants will learn how to develop and implement a competency-based education course that fosters personalized learning. The presenters will share strategies for how institutions can transition aw...
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  • Shades of Gray: Comparing Basic Blackboard Admin Duties in Self, Managed & SaaS Hosting Solutions

    As more institutions look at moving between various Blackboard hosting solutions, they lack the ability to know how their job duties will change prior to the migration. This panel of three Blackboard MVPs will compare...
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  • Implementing EDGE Advantages in Online Classes at UTEP

    UTEP students are limited in summer coursework options that fit their schedules, saves time, and enables on time graduation. UTEP and Extended University (EU) have created an online summer school initiative to increas...
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  • SUNY Shoots, Ally Scores for 20+ SUNY Campuses

    Attend this session to see how the SUNY (State University of New York) System invested in Blackboard Ally. Hear about the decision/rationale to include Ally in their Blackboard contract, the large-scale technical cons...
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  • Modernized Instruction to Meet the Diverse Needs of Today's Student

    This presentation will provide an overview of/describe what open educational resources are and focus on how they can be found/located, remixed/repurposed, or created to improve learning and decrease material costs for...
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  • Reuse, Repurpose & Recycle Video Content for Greater Efficiency & Better Student Outcomes

    In online and blended learning, as well as traditional classroom settings, video content has become an essential part of the instructor's toolbox. But what do you do with video content once it's been created and consu...
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  • Moving from Self or Managed Hosting to SaaS

    Moving from a self- or managed-hosting environment to SaaS is a process with many moving parts. The members of this panel represent high education institutions that: -completed the process over a year ago -recently ...
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  • A systematic approach to nailing your next Moodlerooms LMS upgrade. #ManagingChange

    Do you struggle to keep up with Moodlerooms LMS upgrades and rollout changes without any hiccups? Do you have limited staffing resources for completing upgrades? Do your stakeholders complain about the frequent LMS ch...
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  • Are you as smart as a 6th grader about digital learning today?

    Since 2003, the Speak Up Research Project on Digital Learning has collected the authentic, unfiltered views and ideas of over 5.4 million K-12 students, parents and educators on digital learning. A key takeaway from t...
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  • Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Blackboard Adoption

    Join us for a set of Rocket Sessions highlighting how Blackboard clients have successfully increased adoption and utilization of their Blackboard products.   Presenter: Sara Fowler
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