• REMINDER: New Community Site Information

    We have been building out the new Community site, and we cannot wait to show everyone! In the meantime, we want to make sure everyone is aware of some key deadlines and reminders.   The current Community site wil...
    created by eschramke
  • Grateful for this community

    Happy Thanksgiving, all!   I've found so much help in our community, and see how people are so enthusiastic to help others.  I appreciate you!
    last modified by mtalalay
  • Google Assignments - Course Kit & Classroom in Blackboard Learn

    Have you heard about Google Course Kit?  How about Google Classroom?  Yes! Google has been working hard to help teachers and students to use technology well.  Now it the time you can adopt Google techno...
    last modified by smachaje
  • Update: Upcoming Impact to SCORM with Google Chrome Version 80

    November 12th UPDATE:  The Rustici SCORM patch will be included in SaaS version 3700.16, Q2 2019 Cumulative Update 5 (3700.0.5), 9.1 Q4 2018 Cumulative Update 9 (3500.0.9) and 9.1 Q2 2018 Cumulative Update 1...
    last modified by juliahakes
  • Research opportunity for instructors who use Blackboard Learn Ultra

    We’re looking for college and university instructors who teach using Blackboard Learn Ultra to participate in a remote usability test. Sessions will take place on Friday, October 25, and last approximately 45 mi...
    last modified by wmh
  • Getting to Know You

    You are not going to be able to get that song out of your head today.  Apologies.   Many instructors ask me how to get to know students when they don't see them in a classroom.  I pondered this, did a ...
    last modified by mtalalay
  • Simple Ways to "Gamify" a Bb Learn Course

    I know there has been a lot of discussion about gamification in the online education world, and I have seen some examples of its use that, frankly, amaze me.  They are elegantly complex instantiations of the gami...
    created by kd36413
  • Reflecting Over the Last 3 Months

    The end of September marked the first 3 months of my new role as Chief Client Officer and President of Global Markets. I’m thrilled by the progress we’re making as a company and wanted to share a few highl...
    created by lblakemore
  • Leading the Charge Toward Exemplary Course Design

    Quality and consistent course design is an important part of driving student success. That’s why we continue to promote the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program. The Exemplary Course Program recognizes instructor...
    created by lblakemore
  • TedxGVSU: On well-played games & simulations

    Playing games is a very popular activity practiced by young and old. Gamification, as a way to introduce game elements to non-game environments, focuses on tracking activities and providing immersive feedback. Providi...
    last modified by smachaje
  • Java Support in Blackboard Collaborate Original 

    Oracle has changed their approach to supporting older Java releases. Details of Oracle’s updated policies can be found here:   https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/java-se-support-roadmap.html   W...
    last modified by dm28612
  • Join the Q3 Product Roadmap Webinars for Blackboard Learn

    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), and our mobile apps. We a...
    created by jbanks
  • The new Blackboard Partner Catalog is here

    We are happy to announce the availability of our new and improved Blackboard Partner Catalog! We transitioned the Extensions Catalog to now exist solely on our Blackboard Community site.    Why did we create...
    created by slehnert
  • Now Available - Collaborate Ultra Mobile Updates!

    What’s happening?    As changes in web technology mature and evolve we are constantly looking at ways to adopt new technologies that can improve the experience for our users.  ...
    last modified by dloury
  • Reducing storage size of Blackboard courses

    What is the largest course you have seen on your system? - please let us now in the comments!   Storage always grows, but here are just a few reasons for instructors and administrators to manage it: Smaller cou...
    last modified by smachaje
  • Women in STEM, The Future Digital Landscape: Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen Sets The Scene

    By Nicole Wall | Jul 08, 2019   In today’s world, digitalisation has impacted almost every industry and fundamentally changed the way we work. Advancements in technology and investments in artifi...
    created by eschramke
  • 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...
    created by stolleb
  • 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 ...
    created by lblakemore
  • BbWorld 2019 UX Lab

    Will you attend BbWorld 2019 in Austin? Don’t forget to stop by the UX Lab to help define what’s next for Blackboard. You’ll find us in the Community LIVE ...
    last modified by stolleb
  • 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...
    created by sherynanthes