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Announcement:Stay tuned for our upcoming Community Refresh!
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We all know that the spring rush is a source of angst for students and staff alike—missed deadlines, long lines, and limited patience are the makings of a perfect storm.  It doesn’t have to be that way, though. You can ease the spring rush crazy before it even starts with just a few proactive measures that your students, faculty, and staff will…
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Today we’re excited to spotlight one of our international clients, Malayan Colleges Mindanao. Dodjie Maestrecampo, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, discusses the evolution of teaching, and the benefits his faculty has seen since partnering with Blackboard.   The post 20th Anniversary – Malayan Colleges Mindanao Client…
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Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. GOP Seeks to Shift Accountability for Colleges Inside Higher Ed Education groups scrambled Friday to dissect a massive bill from Republicans in the U.S. House of…
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Today we start a two-part series of blogs titled Community Enhancements that describe the new changes and improvements you will see throughout the site. The first of several launches today and some of you may have seen it already.   New background color: We changed the sites background color for improved clarity.   Improved Networking… (Show more)
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Another month - another episode of What's Your Problem? In this episode, we focus on best practices for providing quality feedback to online students.   Research has clearly shown us that, in order for feedback to be truly effective, it should be timely, specific, and personal – but it often seems impossible to do all three. This month, What’s… (Show more)
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chris12rich
Finals; exams do not come worse than these. Finals approaching might have taken you into looking for ways to ace your exams, not just any ways, but the most practical ways. Students all over the world have had several beliefs about exams and how to tackle them. Essay geeks give an insight of these superstitions. However, here are the most… (Show more)
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On November 8, 1965, in a crowded gymnasium at his alma mater Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University), President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 proclaiming, “I want you to go back and say to your children and to your grandchildren, and those who come after you and follow you—tell them we have…
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If you set out to plan a conference, a conference is what you are likely to end up with. That’s not necessarily a good thing. Conferences are largely formulaic, and in higher education we put on A LOT of them. While some may be better executed than others, these events all tend to follow a familiar pattern: keynote, breakout sessions, vendor…
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Giving the gift of knowledge. Our holiday gift to you is full of cheer and information about how to strengthen your communications and engagement. This is a collection of our most popular pieces of content from 2017, wrapped up in a big red bow. Gifts Tools: Assessment tool The Website Grader Ebook: A guide to social media success Ebook: Is…
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marissa.dimino
I wish those that are celebrating a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels. We are so grateful for your honest conversations, feedback and continued participation in the Blackboard Community!   I'm exciting to announce that starting November 27th through the end of December, we will be rolling out a variety of enhancements based on feedback community… (Show more)
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Make the most of your content, distribute it across multiple channels and audiences The days of merely publishing content on a website are no longer the best way to reach parents. Schools and districts need to deliver content on many channels and devices, or they risk having a communication gap with community stakeholders. However, publishing…
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Our 20th anniversary celebrations continue, and this week we’re spotlighting Chris Gill, Chief Information Technology Officer at Drake University. In this video, Chris discusses the benefits of partnering with Blackboard, and how that’s affected his partnerships with other vendors.   The post 20th Anniversary – Drake University appeared first on…
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I have a course that has a complicated Grade Center question. The course has 12 modules with a variety of graded items in each (and not the same number of graded items in each module). Each module totals a maximum of 100 points. The challenge is that the professor wants to offer a final exam that can replace one of the modules grades. Is there a… (Show more)
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