• 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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  • Key Success Factors for the Undergraduate, Masters and University Extension Programs -  UDLAP One of Latin America’s Top Institution

    Although many technology tools are similar in nature, the implementation, administration, and adoption of these tool are very different between an institution in Latin America and other institutions in the world, rang...
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  • Pre-Conference Workshop: Best Practices in Designing Mobile-Friendly Courses in Blackboard

    Mobile devices are an increasingly important tool in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. Students and teachers alike appreciate the convenience of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices to gain instant a...
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  • Change Management: It's Not Just for Project People Anymore

    Sometimes the difference in achieving successful results isn't about how things operate, but rather how hearts and minds embrace what is happening. Learn why the University of Phoenix chose to double down on change ma...
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  • The Missing Link: Exploring Student Perceptions of Learning Analytics

    The adage that feedback is the breakfast of champions rings true in the educational work on learning analytics. It is widely acknowledged that institutions and academics see great value in the use of analytics to driv...
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  • Collaborate Ultra: It's Not Just for Youts

    Most of the time, when we talk about engagement, active learning, and accommodation, we are talking about strategies instructors use to increase student performance. Ironically, these same strategies apply to effectiv...
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  • Get Your Gauge Up: A Campus-Wide Blackboard Ally Implementation

    Texas Tech University did a campus-wide rollout of Blackboard Ally on all higher education and K-12 courses. This included using Ally on two separate Blackboard hosted instances. The university's eLearning department ...
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  • From Meh to WOW! Employing the ECP Rubric and Principles of Individualized Instruction to Help Faculty Develop Excellent Online Courses

    In “Individualizing Instruction,” Roger Hiemstra reminds us that individualized instruction for adults supports learner autonomy and encourages self-directed education (1990). Individualized instruction wa...
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  • Mastering the Master Course Model

    As institutions work to ensure that they are delivering courses that include a number of requirements for accreditation, a master course model can be very helpful. Things can get complicated, though, when different co...
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  • How to Standardize Generic Competencies in Complex Institutions

    This session will explain how the undergraduate professional skills subjects at Universidad del Valle de México changed from face to face delivery to 100% online. this helped to guarantee the learning of generi...
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  • Student Success Initiatives and Outcomes for a Gateway Course

    This presentation will review a community college's experience implementing a three-year student-success initiative for a high-enrollment, intro-level "gateway" course. Implementing student-success initiatives and col...
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  • DevCon: DevOps practices at Blackboard

    This presentation focuses on DevOps practices at Blackboard, current and future state. We will discuss how Blackboard has adopted one of the most important process innovations in software development in the last decad...
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  • DevCon: Database GPS- Finding Answers to Reporting Questions

    Blackboard's database holds an enormous amount of useful data for institutional planning, measuring effectiveness, and retention. We will investigate a few key tables critical for answering common reporting requests, ...
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  • DevCon: Fast and FuriouSQL- Writing Quicker Queries

    Is your SQL holding you back? Find out how to supercharge it: optimize subqueries, fetch multiple pieces of information with a single statement, speed up stored procedures, and more.   Speaker: Jeff Boulier
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  • DevCon: Automating Course and User Management for Academic & Non-Academic Programs at AUC

    The American University in Cairo is embracing a number of non-academic programs besides its main academic program,  encouraging learners to learn at their own pace through online and blended learning courses...
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  • Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse, Secure Data Sharing and How It All Works With Blackboard Data

    Snowflake and Blackboard have partnered to help drive more successful student outcomes and institutional efficiency through data. This session will provide an introduction to Snowflake's Cloud Data Warehouse platform,...
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  • Microsessions: Effective Teaching Practices

    Join us for two dynamic micro sessions with the following titles: -Online Courses as Immersive Feedback Environments -Put "Heart" in Your TEACHing Using Blackboard Tools   Speakers: Szymon Machajewski | Uni...
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  • Microsessions: Technology Adoption

    Join us for two dynamic micro sessions with the following titles: -Preparing for University-Wide Adoption of Blackboard Ally -Improving Course Content Accessibility: Implementing the Ally Tool for Online Courses  ...
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  • Privacy and Security Compliance in the Age of Regionalization

    Governments around the globe are working hard to develop regulatory methodologies to promote privacy and security protections for their citizenry. Blackboard’s Chief Information Security Officer and Global Priva...
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  • Migrating to SaaS and Ultra Base Navigation: A Military Training Command's Perspective.pdf

    This past year, the Defense Information School migrating from a managed hosting platform to SaaS and then implemented Ultra Base Navigation. The session will cover our preparations for the migration and then our exper...
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