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Who to Follow at BbWorld+DevCon19?

Each BbWorld we get more social and this year is no exception. At BbWorld+DevCon19, July 22-25 in Austin, we’ll be tweeting like crazy! Make sure you’re following @Blackboard and our CEO @BillBallhaus for the biggest announcements throughout the conference. In addition, we’ve cultivated a who’s who list of internal folks to follow that will be […]

The Shifting Landscape of Higher Ed Marketing

While many factors play a role in enrollment, one thing is increasingly evident: Digital marketing is a critical part of the equation. Having a strong, cohesive, and impactful digital presence is no longer optional with 86 percent of higher-ed prospective students citing digital to be an important part of the decision process, according to a longitudinal […]

Strengthening Our Data Privacy Program With Binding Corporate Rules

One year after the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, Blackboard continues to strengthen its data privacy program. On 10 May, we submitted our Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) for authorisation to the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA). This is an important achievement for us and our clients since the BCRs are considered […]

Exclusive Report: 700+ Communications Leaders Reveal New K-12 Trends

What’s at the heart of a successful communications strategy? Involved parents and community members? An expansive list of communication channels? Tools galore? None of those, exactly. It turns out that listening and adapting are key to maintaining a healthy communications heartbeat. To get a clear diagnosis of what’s working, evolving, and even disappearing in communications […]

Looking for patterns in the cloud

On March 20 in Osaka and March 22 in Tokyo, open source LMS users gathered in Japan’s two largest cities to attend the Japanese chapters of Blackboard’s Digital Learning Days series, and to learn more about our open source SaaS solution, Blackboard Open LMS.  The sessions were co-delivered by members from Assist Micro, our Channel Partner […]

Los principales desafíos del proceso de T&L y las Tecnologías educativas

Muchos son los desafíos o retos que hemos visto enfrentar a profesionales de la educación a lo largo del tiempo. Algunos recurrentes, otros nuevos y obedeciendo a circunstancias actuales. La realidad es que los tiempos cambian, y la educación es una de las áreas de conocimiento que estuvo estancada durante mucho tiempo y que ahora empieza a tener […]

#BbMakingItHappen Around the World

At Blackboard, we are deeply committed to partnering with our clients to make a significant impact on education around the globe, expanding access and making a real difference in students’ lives. Our individual team members reflect that passion in the work they do every day. And 2018 was particularly powerful for us as we saw […]

The Big Picture: Drivers of Change and the Road Ahead for Business Schools

Earlier this month, our team had the opportunity to sit down and talk trends in business education with Dr. Norean Sharpe, Dean and Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University in New York. With more than 25 years of experience as a […]

Partnership with Pronto enhances communication to increase student retention

We know that student retention is critical to any institution’s bottom line. Yet 2 and 4-year graduation rates have remained flat for over 30 years, resulting in roughly $16.5 billion in lost revenue from attrition (ranging from $10K to $102M per school). Those statistics are quite alarming. The good news is that there are many […]

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