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Instructional Designers in Higher Ed: Changing the course of next-generation learning
Research by the Chronicle of Higher Education
Explore the various ways faculty and instructional designers are changing the classroom experience and redesigning courses to teach a new generation of students.
Higher Ed news
|•||[ACUE Community] What inspired me to redesign my syllabus|
By Dr. Michael Wesch, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State University
|•||[Inside Higher Ed] Push for language proficiency|
By Colleen Flaherty
|•||[SurfKY News] WKCTC named in top 50 best online community colleges in nation|
Information provided by Tammy Thompson
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Tips, tricks, and updates
Is your Higher Education institution accessible for all?
By Education Dive
Students with disabilities have all the intellectual tools they need to thrive in higher education, yet too many give up because of lack of accommodations which can create unnecessary barriers. Discover how inclusive classrooms grant universal access to learners.Download playbook
|•||Blackboard Learn help: Create tests and surveys|
This help page will provide a video about creating tests, give you test and survey basics, walk you through the steps for creating a test or survey, and much more!
|•||[Infographic] The accessibility imperative for education|
Did you know that 60-80% of North American undergrads choose not to disclose their disability when they enter higher education?
|•||Invite 249 of your closest peers to join your Blackboard Collaborate session|
Want to present to a larger group? You can now host sessions that have up to 250 participants attending!
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Events and webinars
Achieving the Dream 13th Annual Conference
DREAM 2017 is the annual conference of Achieving the Dream's Network colleges, who join more than 1,900 of the nation's thought-leaders, policy-makers, investors, and practitioners dedicated to helping more community college students succeed. Come visit Blackboard at booth #500!
BbWorld 17 + DevCon Call For Presentations
Share best practices, discuss trends, and generate new ideas. Submit your presentation proposal and join us for this year’s must-attend conference.
32nd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference
CSUN is the top industry event for Accessibility hosting educators, including special education teachers and school administrators. Come visit Blackboard at booth #102!
[Higher Ed BITS] Effective strategies to prevent cheating in distance learning courses
There are a lot of tools available for us to catch students cheating in distance learning courses, but Schoolcraft College (MI) will focus this presentation on three ways that we can prevent it from happening in the first place.
[Higher Ed BITS] Blackboard Collaborate: Is it more than a course tool?
Yes it is! Norfolk State University (VA) will share how they use Collaborate to enhance student success for face-to-face, hybrid, and online students.
[Higher Ed BITS] How to create a mobile friendly course
This session presented by Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Medical Imaging (MD) will show you how to make your course content easily accessible to students, no matter where they are, and how you can improve engagement to help students succeed.
[Higher Ed BITS] 3 tips to personalize online learning for students
Join Brian Morgan of Marshall University (WV) as he shares his tips for personalizing learning for his online students.
Women in Technology (WIT) announces finalists for 18th Annual Leadership Awards
This awards program identifies, recognizes, and celebrates female professionals who are leaders in the technology field and who bring a unique vision and talent to the industry. Congratulations to our own Lisa Mayr, Blackboard CFO, named as a finalist!Read press release
University of New Hampshire student starts virtual food bank program, 'Swipe It Forward'
Alana Davidson created the Swipe It Forward program, a virtual food bank which allows anyone to donate swipes on the dining hall meal plan for students who may not have enough money to buy food. The program takes advantage of an existing finger scanning and student ID card-swipe system that connects to a campus-wide platform developed by Blackboard.Read article
Blackboard CEO Bill Ballhaus joins U.S. private sector delegation visiting Colombia
Blackboard Chairman, CEO and President Bill Ballhaus recently joined an exclusive delegation of U.S. private sector leaders visiting Colombia at the invitation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia (ANDI). Read press release
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