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Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of some of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. 3 Takeaways From a Book-Length Federal Report on ‘The Condition of Education’ Chronicle of Higher Education …The report, which covers the education life…
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Can outsourcing help desk services help you become a best-practice institution? Absolutely. Without a doubt, there are several big benefits when it comes to outsourcing your help desk services: consistent user experience, higher efficiency, and better utilization of valuable resources are just some of the many advantages. But one key benefit that…
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Website accessibility products that check the content of your website against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA) are plentiful and sometimes very detailed. Most of the website accessibility tools are similar in their process, but some are so detailed they leave you in a tailspin of confusion trying to interpret accessibility…
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Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of some of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online. Washington Post Once the backwater of higher…
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Creating accessible content is a challenge that many educators, institutions and organizations around the world face daily. Over the course of the last year, you probably have heard us talk a lot about the challenges of course content accessibility and how our solution, Blackboard Ally, focuses on making digital course content more accessible by…
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You can’t just set it and forget it. Analytics are simply a tool. As a tool, they are only as effective as the institutions that wield them. But effectiveness hinges on experience. How can an institution with little or no experience with learning analytics accelerate its adoption and make an immediate impact? It’s a chicken and egg situation that…
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On May 17, we will host a “follow-the-sun” series of webinars focused on accessibility in education at all levels and across the globe.   The 9 webinar sessions (8 in English, 1 in Spanish) span five different time zones in 24 hours.  Our roster of expert speakers includes educators, policy makers, and advocates. We are excited about this year’s… (Show more)
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I’m honored to have entrepreneur, philanthropist and education advocate Sheila C. Johnson deliver a keynote at BbWorld 2018, taking place July 17-19 in Orlando, Florida. Ms. Johnson’s accomplishments span business, arts and education, women’s empowerment and community development. Named by Forbes in 2017 as one of the “Top 50 most successful…
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Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of some of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. When More Info Isn’t Better for Students Inside Higher Ed New findings by researchers at Stanford University suggest that academically competitive college…
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At Blackboard, we see accessibility as an Imperative, and I’m proud that again this year we are participating in Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Since 2012, GAAD has aimed to get everyone thinking, sharing best practices and learning about digital access and people with different disabilities. On May 17, we will host a “follow-the-sun”…
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At Blackboard, we celebrate diversity and inclusion. By working together with a variety of perspectives, we make better decisions and build better products. But how do we learn from each other? Our annual user conference, BbWorld18 + DevCon, July 16 – 19 in Orlando, Fla., is a great opportunity to share ideas and be inspired by our peers. Our…
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The Blackboard online hackathon is BACK for round 2! This year, we partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to issue a fun and unique challenge: solve a problem in education using Blackboard Learn’s REST APIs and the Amazon AI Framework. Artificial Intelligence is a wide-ranging and trendy term, and its applications are both vast and compelling.…
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Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of some of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. The financial forecast for colleges is gloomy. How can they weather the storm? Washington Post As another academic year winds down on campuses nationwide,…
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