• What you haven't heard about LMS adoption : Hear from EesySoft Institutions Around the World

    US and international institutions share how they use EesySoft to increase Blackboard adoption with actionable, real-time data. Find out how they communicate directly with students and faculty within the LMS to educate...
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  • To Mars and Beyond: Building a Learning Ecosystem

    NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has developed a Learning Ecosystem to provide an open, scalable, and integrated platform that simplifies inter-operability across existing systems. The goal was to move from an instruct...
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  • Using Blackboard Analytics for Learn to Support Retention Activities for Guardian Angels

    The retention project developed by the Distance Education team of Ser Educacional Group is aimed at promoting strategies that combine Blackboard Analytics for Learn resources with motivational techniques of Distance E...
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  • What We Learned From Our Ultra Pilot

    As institutions prepare to implement the Blackboard Learn Ultra Experience, it may seem intimidating to anticipate preparing faculty for teaching with the Ultra Course Experience. In this session, learn about how Nort...
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  • The Road to Ultra: Preparation, Communication and Support

    The Blackboard Learn Ultra Experience is undeniably a significant change from the Original Experience, for both the Base Navigation and the Course View. There are a large number of factors to consider before implement...
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  • First Comes SaaS, Then Comes CD, Then Comes Ultra Base Navigation!

    Follow the University of Northern Iowa's Blackboard Administrators as they share their journey from self-hosted to full database migration to SaaS (Flexible Deployment Option), then changing to Continuous Delivery, an...
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  • Personalizing Learning: Engaging Students in Online Environments

    Online education is growing in popularity due to geographic and time constraints, as well as the potential for students seeking future employment or advancement in current careers (House-Peters, Del Casino, & Broo...
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  • The Hackboard Community: A Novice's Guide

    The Blackboard Community is a wealth of information for Administrators and Developers alike. Yet, despite having all this knowledge at our fingertips there are still routine tasks and pain-points in our friendly LMS t...
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  • Fort to Foxhole: Using Collaborate Ultra with Blackboard to Achieve Deeper Learning

    We use Blackboard with Collaborate Ultra to teach Army officers in the United States and 38 other countries around the world. The program of instruction is a 50/50 mix of asynchronous and synchronous learning activiti...
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  • FedRAMP Certification and Migrating to SaaS in the Federal Government.pdf

    Hear details on Blackboard’s FedRAMP certification. Walk through the process the DOD took to migrate Blackboard Learn from a managed hosting instance to SaaS in AWS GOV cloud. The SaaS instance has great benefit...
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  • Preventing Manual Error with Grades Journey

    This session will discuss the automation of exchanging assignment and grade data between their Student Information Systems (SIS) and Blackboard Learn. With Grades Journey, the integration files can optionally define c...
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  • The Road to Ultra: from Strategy to Delivery

    Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence located in the North East of England with campuses in London and Amsterdam and a growing dista...
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  • The Power of Interactive Learning

    In our time and age, interactivity is virtually everywhere! In this lightning talk, participants will take inspiration and gain keen awareness on how exceptional sites such as the NY Times, Google Arts & Culture, ...
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  • Blackboard is Awful... I Mean Awesome! How Training Changes Everything

    Many new faculty and those teaching online courses for the first time at Wichita State University (WSU) seem to be hesitant about using Blackboard. But there's no training on how to use a learning management system (L...
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  • Creating More Inclusive Instructional Content to Reach all Students with Blackboard Ally

    We are finding more students with hidden disabilities who might not request accommodations enrolled in college classes (Bohanon, 2017), as well as more non-traditional students. An instructor can create a more inclusi...
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  • Accuracy Matters: Alternative Approach to Editing Video Closed-Captions

    Learn how we harnessed the down-time of our student workforce to assist faculty with accurate video closed-captioning. In order to streamline the caption editing process for faculty, an internal procedure was created ...
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  • An Ally for Inclusive Practice: A UK Perspective

    In 2016, the University of Derby (Derbyshire, England) set up an “Inclusive Derby” working group in response to the UK Government’s announcement to reduce the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)...
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  • Continuing Our Ultra Journey: From the Ultra Pilot Program to Production

    2017 - Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana moved from self-hosting to SaaS Flexible Deployment. 2018 - We joined the Ultra Pilot Program (UPP) to begin our journey from the 2012 theme and original course views...
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  • Creating Innovative Experiences: A Human-Centric Approach to Learning

    Want to walk away from BbWorld with a new skill? Join our session and learn how to design a learner-centric experience that impacts your students using real-life scenarios. This session will provide the opportunity fo...
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  • Certifying Faculty to Teach Online: A 360-Degree Model

    TFW you think have a great process for certifying faculty to teach online, only to discover they haven't implemented the practices they praised you for in their session evaluations! Oh well, back to the drawing board....
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