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Increasing Student Engagement Online with Blockchain Technologies

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Blackboard. Dr. Szymon Machajewski is an academic technology Jedi and a teacher focused on student engagement. With his research on peer-instruction and gamification he promotes the adoption of technology in teaching and learning. […]

Coming Together When Learning at a Distance

Following a lineage of scholarship often traced back to Maslow’s “hierarchy of needs” theory, educational researchers and practitioners have long emphasized the importance of “belonging” to the student learning experience. An increased feeling of “belonging” and “community” have been demonstrated to improve student satisfaction, motivation, and achievement (cf Pilcher, 2016). Especially as learning has increasingly […]

Fast Tracking Transition to Online Classes During Lockdown

At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, the world went into lockdown. Schools and universities emptied, and learning was put on hold – with some parts of the world only just now reopening to students. As we come to terms with this new  landscape it’s clear institutions that have been flexible and open to new […]

Let’s Advance Learning

Today we stand at a pivotal moment in education as we as a community collectively grapple with the best path forward to ensure that learners continue to have access to a robust, quality education in the midst of this global pandemic. Now more than ever, it’s important for us to come together to share, to […]

Announcing the new Blackboard App Catalog

The Blackboard Partnerships team is excited to announce the launch of the brand-new Blackboard App Catalog—a comprehensive collection of integrations for Blackboard Learn. Nearly a year-long in the making, the new App Catalog represents a quality culmination of partner input, client feedback, solution evaluation, implementation planning, workflow testing, and data population.   Why We Did It:  Partner […]

Who to Follow at BbWorld+DevCon20?

Each BbWorld we get more social and this year is no exception. During our very first virtual #BbWorld20 on July 21 and 22, we’ll be using social media to connect like never before.   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 […]

Congratulations to the Inaugural Fix Your Content Day Winners

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020, we launched the inaugural Fix Your Content Day Challenge as part of our continued efforts to support institutions as they improve equity and access for all their students. Fifty-nine colleges and universities spanning 5 continents, 6 countries, and 18 U.S. states participated, improving the accessibility of as […]

We’ve Created a New Group Focused On Your Experience

Last year I asked our leadership team a question that had been on my mind: how do we ensure that our clients have a great experience working with us today, and in the future? This conversation led to some deep reflection, and the development of a new group here at Blackboard. I’m excited to announce […]

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