• Design at #BbWorld19

    “I want to run an empathy map exercise with first-time online instructors.” “You need to build out this concept, and I won’t take, ‘We will see,’ as an answer!” “I don...
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    created by stolleb
  • Start Bundling & Linking to 3rd Party Java Libraries

    This is a follow on to the recent blog post about HttpClient .jar files. I'm writing because another vendor was using the Axis libraries we had in the classpath pre 3700.5.0. Those are gone too.   Always bundle ...
    mkauffman
    created by mkauffman
  • Accelerating our Business through Change

    At Blackboard, we’ve been on a journey over the past few years to realign our business to be the best partner we can be for the education community.  As a company, we’ve learned how to take advantage ...
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    created by lblakemore
  • Evaluate adoption of your LMS with course design groups

    We're happy to announce a new feature in BbStats: Latent Class Analysis with Annual adoption report. Some time ago we reported about a new study at the University of Illinois at Chicago about Patterns in Faculty Lear...
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  • Guest Access - link generation tool for Ultra Navigation

    How important is guest access to your school?   After our Saas migration a strange thing has appeared.  Our system no longer allows guest access.  It appears, with Ultra navigation, this is by design t...
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  • NOTICE! No More HttpClient 3.x In Learn 3700.5.0 and Later

    I'm writing this to inform B2 developers that Blackboard has removed the Apache Commons HttpClient 3.x library from /usr/local/blackboard/systemlib in Blackboard Learn 3700.5.0. We are using HttpClient 4.x in Learn ve...
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    created by mkauffman
  • Celebrating Your Achievements

    I am excited to announce the 2019 Blackboard Catalyst Award Winners. Each year, we take a moment to recognize and celebrate the innovative achievements of our clients. We do this through the Blackboard Catalyst A...
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    created by sherynanthes
  • Using Blackboard Goals to Monitor Curriculum and for Accreditation

    A feature in Blackboard called Goals allows faculty and departments to collect information for accreditation or other purposes as to how programs and curriculum aligns with course goals.   Faculty can align cour...
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  • Inline Grading and New Box View Update: May 2019

    I am pleased to share today what we're planning for the future and appreciate all of the feedback regarding the current functionality with the New Box View experience. When Box acquired Crocodoc, we believed that Box ...
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  • Who is Your Favorite Blackboarder?

    Clients often tell me how an employee has gone above and beyond expectations to help them. We strive to recognize our employees who excel in their work.  This year, we have created a new award to recognize a Bla...
    sherynanthes
    created by sherynanthes
  • Reflections on TLC Europe

    As my first blog as your Chief Client Officer, I thought I would take a moment and introduce myself.   I am originally from St.Louis, Missouri but for the past 18 years I have lived in South Bend, Indiana with ...
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    created by eschramke
  • Transitions

    Over the past 2-plus years, I’ve had the great opportunity to serve as Blackboard’s first Chief Client Officer. As we created this role, I travelled the world to meet many of you and serve as a liaison and...
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    created by tjatkin
  • Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship DevCon + BbWorld 2019

      About the Scholarship As a market leader in education technology, Blackboard understands the critical need for professional development in the workplace. We value diversity of perspectives, ideas and skills. ...
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    created by eschramke
  • Inline Grading and New Box View Update: March 2019

    Update April 3rd: Box reported an incident starting at 1:13 PM EDT which impacted New Box View.  Users might have seen latency and/or errors while using Inline Grading within the last few hours.  The issue h...
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    last modified by juliahakes
  • Heart and Soul

    At Blackboard we believe accessibility is at the heart of an inclusive learning experience and improves education for all students.   This belief is woven throughout the fabric of our products and how we build t...
    tjatkin
    created by tjatkin
  • New Box View Critical Issues Update - ROLLBACK COMPLETE

    FEB 22 UPDATE: Please refer to this new post for the most recent update regarding a rollback to an early release of New Box View   Original Post Below From Feb 21 ---------------   Your concerns and frustr...
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  • Slack Discussions in Blackboard Learn

    Digital communication in a course, and in a professional team, can be tricky. Email can quickly overwhelm a group with repeated message, irrelevant reply-all, and a significant overhead in busy-work. Native Blackboard...
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  • Q2 2019 Blackboard Products Roadmap Webinars

    We invite you to join our product management leaders as they provide an update on the vision and roadmap for Blackboard Learn (including the Original experience / 9.1 and the Ultra experience), Blackboard Collaborate,...
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    created by jbanks
  •    Congratulations, and thank you. . .

    Two years ago this week Kathy Saville started the SaaS Virtual Group. Kathy envisioned this group to enable clients to collaborate, share their experiences on SaaS, and learn from one another. We had about 160 clients...
    tjatkin
    created by tjatkin
  • It's Not Too Late!

    The Exemplary Course Cohort kicked off yesterday. . . and it’s not too late to join and take advantage of this 5-week series. If you missed the first session, you can register to receive the recording. Each week...
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    created by sherynanthes