Leveraging Blackboard solutions for program assessment: Four perspectives

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Assessment and accountability are significant pressures changing the landscape of education. Administrators, accreditors, politicians, parents, and students want more data to show that educational institutions of all types are providing a rigorous education, and that education has value. Every institution approaches this differently, based on culture, leadership, and external factors. This panel will share how 4 very different institutions have adopted Blackboard tools (such as Goals, Outcomes, Portfolios, or Rubrics) to facilitate gathering data on student learning at the course, program, and institution level.



Jenna Dulak, Director of Web Services and Online Technology Hilbert College

Corrie Bergeron, Instructional Designer, Blackboard/System Administrator, Lakeland Community College

Terry Patterson, Curriculum, Assessment and Technology Specialist, University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College

Stephanie Richter, Assistant Director, Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, Northern Illinois University