August 2017 | Instructor & Course Designer Newsletter

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Instructor & Course Designer Newsletter                               
                                     August, 2017                               
LET’S CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS!                       
Honoring our 2017 Catalyst Award winners

The annual Catalyst Awards recognize and honor innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice. This year, 32 winners from across eight categories were honored during BbWorld’s general session awards presentation and at a celebration reception.                        

BbWorld 2017 LIVE - for Higher Ed Faculty & Instructional Designers
On-demand recorded sessions | Watch at your convenience
Not able to attend our BbWorld LIVE streaming video sessions? No worries! We recorded them for you. Topics included teaching & learning in unprecedented times, making your online content more interactive, using humor to engage students online, and much more!


Higher Ed Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS)
August 17 - November 9 | Two webinars per month
Welcome back to our fall BITS webinar series! Three of our MVPs will kick of the series on 8/17 with "10 Tips to use Learn tools and features to engage students." See you there!


Best of BbWorld 2017 Webinar Series
August 16 - November 15 | Two webinars per month
Eight live encore presentations from New Orleans that you don’t want to miss! Invite your peers to enjoy together.

Exemplary Course Program Cohort
September 19 - October 10 | One webinar per week
Using the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Rubric as a guide, this 4-part virtual cohort program will provide tips, tricks, and best practices from Exemplary Course winners and course design experts. Seating limited, so don’t delay!



TIPS, TRICKS AND UPDATES                       
                                                        Tools For Success                                                  
Blackboard Instructor App Now Available!                                       
This new mobile app gives you a simple and intuitive way to manage courses, interact with students, and preview content. It’s currently available on the Apple App and Google Play stores. To learn more about Blackboard Instructor, visit the new Blackboard Instructor help page.

Improve your Learn course quality and delivery
Maximize your online teaching and learning skills! Sign up for our most popular training for creating courses and assessing students in Blackboard Learn and Collaborate. Note: Training must be purchased by 9/15/2017. Course must be taken by 12/31/2017.


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Arkansas State University keeps faculty and students in sync on campus
Blackboard and Dropbox enable seamless access to course content for over 16,000 Arkansas State students, faculty, and researchers across ten campuses.


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New Bb App
[edscoop] Blackboard announces new mobile app for instructors
By Emily Tate, Education Staff Reporter, Scoop News Group
Blackboard has introduced a new mobile app designed specially for teachers, professors, and educators.
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Campus Tech
[Campus Technology] Students More Likely to Read Alerts that Deliver Good News and Comparisons with Peers
By Dian Schaffhauser, Senior Contributing Editor, Campus Technology
Students love to hear good news about how well they're doing in their courses, according to a recent research project.
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Blackboard Learn and Copia Class partnership
Helping you bring the traditional syllabus to life. With the Blackboard and Copia integration, you have access to a powerful platform to deliver customizable and collaborative content, easily exercise choice, maximize your time, and increase student engagement.
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Blackboard Partnerships
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