• Introducing Student Profile in Bb Student

    Hi, I’m pleased to announce a great new additions to Bb Student: student profile tiles and a student profile avatar. Student Profile & Avatar I joined Blackboard via the acquisition of MyEdu, which focuse...
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  • Extended Enterprise Learning: a new trend in corporate training

    In professional education, we are finding that business leaders continue to explore new and inventive ways to continually transform their organization. The need to invest funding into training of their workforce to so...
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  • Why communications (PR) in K-12 matters

    This blog post was originally published on Medium. Check out the excerpt below, or click here to read the full post. I have been working in K-12 communications my entire career. I have seen districts that&#...
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  • The road ahead for US federal higher education policy issues

    On November 8, 1965, surrounded by faculty, lawmakers, and former teachers on the gymnasium floor at his alma mater, Southwest Texas State University, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Higher Education A...
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  • A day in the life of a school PR social media guru

    This is a guest blog post by Stephanie Smith, APR, Director of Public Relations for the Fort Osage School District Let’s face it, whether I want to admit it or not, I am addicted to social media. It is not only...
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  • 3 ways to drive social media adoption in schools

    This is a guest blog post by Greg Turchetta, Executive Director of Communications and Community Engagement, Collier County Public Schools in Florida. Even a business as established and innovative as NASCAR ...
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  • Response from the back of the covered wagon

    I was very happy to see today’s Chronicle article about Candace Thille’s take on analytics in higher education (As Big-Data Companies Come to Teaching, a Pioneer Issues a Warning). She is definitely a pion...
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  • Helping drive Jiffy Lube International to the #1 spot in Training Magazine rankings

    To help train employees on Jiffy Lube’s new Point-of-Sale  system for the more than 1,900 Jiffy Lube service centers across the U.S, they developed virtual instructor-led training courses for nearly 5,000 i...
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  • Announcing Blackboard Collaborate updates focused on visibility

    I’m pleased to present some great new enhancements to Blackboard Collaborate that focus on increasing visibility during an educational session. We’ve added iconography indicators to help you understand w...
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  • Q&A with Dr. Thomas S. Tucker – 2016 AASA National Superintendent of the Year

    Princeton City School District’s superintendent Dr. Thomas S. Tucker was named the 2016 AASA National Superintendent of the Year. We had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Tucker, a distinguished B...
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  • The top 15 things you need to know about the Ultra experience for Blackboard Learn

    SaaS. The Ultra experience. The Ultra Course View. The Original experience. The Original Course View. And a new course theme? There has been a lot to digest during the course of the past year, and we’ve ma...
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  • Blended learning best practices: six resources for teachers

    Digital Learning Day is providing a powerful way for teachers and ed-tech leaders to share new teaching practices and showcase innovative programs that are improving student outcomes. In celebration of Digital Learni...
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