July 2017 | Instructor & Course Designer Newsletter

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Instructor & Course Designer Newsletter                             
                        
                            
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                             LET’S CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS!                     
                    
                    
                                                
                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                    
                                                    
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Announcing Winners of 2017 Catalyst Awards
                                                                                                            
                                                      

Blackboard is proud to recognize this year’s Catalyst Award winners for their commitment to leveraging technology to improve the education experience. Congratulations to winners in eight (8) different categories who will be recognized during BbWorld 2017 to be held July 25-27 in New Orleans!

                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                            
                                                            
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WEBINARS
                            
                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                    
Powering Collaboration and Productivity with Dropbox and Blackboard
                          
Thursday, July 13, 2:00-3:00pm EDT
Featured speakers: Jason Katcher, Head of Education, Dropbox & Carolyn Ponce, Blackboard Administrator, Arkansas State University
Learn how faculty and staff can easily collaborate and manage Dropbox content from within Blackboard Learn, without compromising security and control. Also hear directly from Arkansas State University about how they deployed the Dropbox integration for Blackboard Learn to extend their technology investments and increase the productivity of faculty and staff.

Best of BbWorld 2017 Webinar Series
Coming August - September
                          
We will be at BbWorld hand-selecting exciting sessions for you to attend again, or take in if you missed them!

Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS)
Coming August - November
                          
We are finalizing details, but you can save your seat now!

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                    
                             TIPS, TRICKS AND UPDATES                     
                    
                    
                                                
                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                    
                                                    
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Overview of what’s new in  Blackboard Learn                                               
                                                                                                      
Newest features and enhancements for Blackboard Learn 9.1. Areas of increased functionality include:                                                    
                                                                                                              
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Blackboard Instructor Mobile App Launching Soon
This month, we are launching our new Blackboard Instructor app that gives you a simple and intuitive way to manage your courses, interact with students, and view content. You will love how it saves you time and amplifies student engagement. Stay up-to-date by signing up for Blackboard Instructor announcements.

                                  

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Moodlerooms 3.2 new release
This new version of Moodlerooms includes new features and updates that focus on improving teaching and learning experiences, as well as new integrations that help create truly inclusive content.

                                

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Top analytics issues facing higher education in 2017
Timothy D. Harfield, Blackboard Analytics
What are the most important educational data issues facing our customers, and by extension the higher education community at large? Based on accepted presentations for the analytics track at BbWorld, four major themes emerge.

        

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Improve your online instruction skill-set!
Training gives you the skills needed to provide engaging courses for students. Better courses mean improved student success! 20% discount now through September 15, 2017 on specific Learn and Collaborate training. Include the code BBWORLD17 for the discount at registration.


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Hot off the press! Accessibility Checklist
Quick-start reference to creating more accessible course content.
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OPPORTUNITIES TO NETWORK
                                                                                                                                                                        
                    
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                                                        Temple Gradin Webinar                                                
                                        
                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                          
BbWorld 2017  - For Higher-Ed Faculty
                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                    
July 27, 2017 | Streaming Online
Keynote speaker: Dr. Temple Grandin
Can’t make it to BbWorld? Join us online from the comfort of your home or favorite cafe for a day of insightful best practices and professional development - coming to you LIVE from the event in New Orleans!
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Blackboard Achieves AWS Education Competency Status
                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                    
Blackboard recently announced it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Education Competency status. This designation recognizes that Blackboard has demonstrated technical proficiency and success building cloud-hosted educational solutions for clients.
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