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lblakemore
The end of September marked the first 3 months of my new role as Chief Client Officer and President of Global Markets. I’m thrilled by the progress we’re making as a company and wanted to share a few highlights of the past quarter as well as what we’re looking forward to in the last months of 2019.   First, I wanted to share a couple of our big… (Show more)
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lblakemore
I wanted to share some additional information on the service interruption that we experienced on October 7 which resulted in blackboard.com domains being temporarily unavailable. The service interruption was caused by a planned network configuration change that was not expected to, nor should have, impacted service availability. Once client impact… (Show more)
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lblakemore
Click to view contentQuality and consistent course design is an important part of driving student success. That’s why we continue to promote the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program. The Exemplary Course Program recognizes instructors and course designers whose courses demonstrate best practices in four major areas: Course Design, Interaction & Collaboration,… (Show more)
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smachaje
Click to view contentHistory of Digital Assistants Computers with audio interfaces are not new.  They even entertained us for some time.  Sci-Fi stories about a voice in the room, like Hal 9000, or about a voice in a suit, like Jarvis from Iron Man, seemed plausible and very useful.  However, in practice, earlier implementation of such technologies seemed to say: “I'm… (Show more)
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lblakemore
Click to view contentAt Blackboard, we’ve been on a journey over the past few years to realign our business to be the best partner we can be for the education community.  As a company, we’ve learned how to take advantage of every change that comes our way as an opportunity to accelerate our progress toward achieving our goals and driving the next wave of innovation in… (Show more)
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Terry Patterson
Click to view contentGreetings everyone for another round table with our Blackboard experts. This week we review Blackboard World 2019 in Austin, Texas. The discussion covers various topics and conversations from the conference. Need a recap of the event or missed it? Get the inside scoop during this episode of Blackboard Chalk Talks.  … (Show more)
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Terry Patterson
Click to view contentWe continue the focus on Blackboard World this month with an interview with Mr. DevCon, Scott Hurrey Scott has been with Blackboard for many years. In this episode, we learn about his history with the company, which made him focus on computers and coding and what to expect at this year's DevCon event. So get ready to get your geek on with this… (Show more)
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lblakemore
Click to view contentI am excited to announce the 2019 Blackboard Catalyst Award Winners. Each year, we take a moment to recognize and celebrate the innovative achievements of our clients. We do this through the Blackboard Catalyst Awards.   This year we are recognizing 32 clients across 7 categories. We had some incredible submissions that ranged from enabling… (Show more)
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Terry Patterson
Click to view contentAfter a break during the US Independence Day week, we are back. This month we focus on the upcoming Blackboard World event in Austin, Texas. This episode welcomes Marissa Carrillo and Vivek Ramgopal who help plan the event. We learn about how they joined Blackboard, their knowledge of previous BbWorlds and what's planned for this year. Grab your… (Show more)
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Terry Patterson
Click to view contentAfter a bit of a delay, we have brought you an episode fit for all in the Blackboard Community. Five Blackboard MVPs take on the Ultra and Original experiences. The good, the bad, and the honest come out of our round table members. The Ultra Experience, The Original Experience, and the Blackboard Experience all get the MVP Experience. It's an… (Show more)
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Terry Patterson
Click to view contentWe've been on a roll the past few weeks talking about what we hope to cover in our podcast episodes this year. You've heard our thoughts and now we want to hear yours. Please comment on this post with what ideas, topics, and interviews you want to hear us discuss. If you don't want to post the idea in a comment feel free to use our… (Show more)
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Terry Patterson
Click to view contentOur two part series with the two Wades of Blackboard wraps up this week. Wade Weichel with Product Management talks about his background and role in helping shape Blackboard. We learn how studying Journalism helps his current position and his work with IMS Global. Sit back for an engaging conversation on this edition of Blackboard Chalk Talks.  … (Show more)
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Terry Patterson
Click to view contentThis week Casey Eubank turns the interview tables on our third Blackboard Chalk Talk host, Terry Patterson. Learn about what he's been up to in at Austin Community College, where to go during BbWorld 2019 in Austin, what he's interested in interviewing others about, why he's considering writing again, and why tacos are a great breakfast food.… (Show more)
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