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How Higher Colleges of Technology Is Taking Professional Development to the Next Level

When considering the roles EdTech and eLearning play in preparing the next generation of students for the workforce in the United Arab Emirates, Dr. Abdullatif M. Al Shamsi, President and CEO of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), puts it succinctly: “It’s not a luxury for academic institutions … it’s a must.” Delivering the most […]

Leading the way in Online & Continuing Education: Top 5 Tips for Strategic Planning

Continuing education and online learning leaders gathered at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) 2019 SUPER Regional Conference in Denver, Colorado to discuss big-picture strategies and opportunities to lead the way in serving professional, continuing and online learners. This post summarizes the ideas and best practices identified by institutional leaders at the workshop […]

Extreme Makeover: Edition

Who doesn’t enjoy a great makeover story? I know I do. That’s why I wanted to share the story of our recent makeover.  We’ve been hard at work the past six months creating a new and improved With input from clients and employees, we’ve built a better user experience, created a platform to […]

Mapping New Terrains for Student Learning: The Blackboard Ally Tour heads Down Under

From Songlines to Alternative Formats Known as “Songlines,” the First Australians “mapped” their environment using rhythm and melody to identify resources like water and food supplies. In the absence of a shared written or spoken language, these representations of the land served as a mode of communication among nomadic groups traversing the harsh Australian terrain. […]

The Bb Ally Tour does the LMS Conference Trifecta

On the edtech calendar, July has become “LMS conference month,” with Instructure, D2L, and Blackboard all hosting their annual conferences three weeks in a row. And since we’re now working with institutions using all three of those LMSs, the Bb Ally Tour hit the road after the 4th of July for Long Beach, California, and […]

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 […]