This May we will upgrade to the new Blackboard so faculty will have time to experiment with it before the fall semester.
Blackboard visited us about our concerns and accolades. They listened to faculty, staff and administrators. Most of these concerns are answered on the Blackboard new version and others addressed on the roadmap. By participating in the Bb discussion boards and support services, we can add more to the roadmap!
New Features and News on Blackboard
Faculty Resources on Blackboard
Blackboard has a support group and idea exchange just for higher education. Click on the link above and experience some nifty ideas and best practices.
Also, on our continuing emphasis on Accessibility - Bb was recently awarded third party conformance with WCAG 2.0 Priority AA. We are the only LMS vendor on the market to achieve this distinction. Click here to learn more.
Check out this 3 min video on "The Making of a Better Bb Learn" - you can hear from our VP of User Experience Stephanie Weeks on the importance of design, keeping Social Learning inside the LMS, using students and educators to shape product, etc:
Blackboard has added Innovation as one of the core tenets that guides the company in shaping product.
the following is what you can expect from Bb in the next year:
- How they are bringing Social Learning into the LMS
- About the latest release's innovative features
- What innovative new features are on the Bb roadmap for 2013.
If you want to express your concerns, thoughts and ideas please click on this link to complete a form. This will be shared with the Blackboard representatives.