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Blackboard xpLor

Introducing Blackboard xpLor, a cloud-based learning object repository designed to work with multiple LMS platforms.
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Blackboard Collaborate 12

The newest release of Blackboard Collaborate 12 includes Mobile Web Conferencing, Enhanced User Experience, and Deeper LMS integration.
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Education Services

We are transforming Blackboard Consulting into an education services business. Blackboard Education Services will be completely technology agnostic with a new focus on Online Program Management and Enterprise Consulting Services.
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Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 10

The student centered Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 10 is now generally available with user-focused design, and new features to take you beyond the basics.
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The Road Ahead

Make your plan to attend Blackboard’s Corporate Keynote Presentation: The Road Ahead.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Mile High Ballroom 2C/3C

Blackboard executives will talk about the company's work to meet active learner demands for high levels of service, on-demand content, and a personalized learning experience. They will provide updates on the integration and innovation of Blackboard's multiple learning platforms, administrative platform improvements, and advancements in mobile development.

Feeling Lonely? Meet Up With Blackboard

Want some one-on-one time with someone from Blackboard? Have some pressing questions that you need answers? Schedule to meet up with a Blackboard representative in Denver.

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Sessions not to be Missed

Join your peers and Blackboard product experts for these presentations and sessions which are open to all conference attendees as part of the EDUCAUSE 2012 program.

Web Portals

Wednesday | 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Meeting Room 505/506

This group is devoted to solution-independent web portal technology in higher education. The meeting will focus on issues such as Internet strategies involved in deciding to move forward with a portal. Discussion will also identify what vendors, open-source products, and homegrown solutions work best and how to integrate them with back-end systems such as Blackboard, Banner, and PeopleSoft.

Speaker: Scott Finkelstein, Manager of Web Technologies, Adephi University

Creating and Managing Online Faculty Training in Adobe Captivate and Blackboard

Wednesday | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Mile High Ballroom 1A-C

In planning online training for faculty development, ITDD in GUMC did a pilot to determine if Adobe Captivate and Blackboard could be used for creating different types of online training. This presentation will reveal its findings and suggest useful tips on developing and managing online faculty training with limited support resources.

Speaker: Taeyeol Park, Senior Instructional Technologist, Georgetown University

A 10-Second Response: Integrating Your Campus Emergency Communications System

Thursday | 9:10-10:00 a.m.
Mile High Ballroom 1A-C

Bowdoin College is using existing systems and companies for an integrated three-part solution for emergency communication: (1) Cisco VoIP phones for an emergency intercom system, (2) security radio/phone recording server for emergency intercom software, and (3) Blackboard ConnectEd hosted software for emergency e-mail, phone, and text notification.

Speakers: Brian Horne, Network Specialist, Bowdoin College & Rebecca Sandlin, CIO, Roanoke College

Implementing an Electronic Advising and Early-Warning System to Improve Student Success at UNL

Thursday | 2:40-3:30 p.m.
Meeting Room 301/302

Presenters will discuss the implementation of Starfish Retention Solutions Early Alert and Connect systems within UNL's Blackboard instance. Questions about data access and management, technology needs, policy considerations, communication strategies, and lessons learned will be addressed. Conclusions based on data assessing the technology's effectiveness will be shared.

Speakers: Amy Goodburn, Professor of English, Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, University of Nebraska Lincoln & Heath V. Tuttle, Coordinator of Transforming Technology, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Opening the LMS Door to the Community

Thursday | 4:30-5:20 p.m.
Mile High Ballroom 2C/3C

Many institutions are seeking to find innovative ways to integrate instruction and service with regional, national, and global communities. This session will describe how Western Carolina University created a process for sustaining online (Blackboard) student centers that include external community members while balancing legal and administrative constraints.

Speakers: Jason Ottie Project Manager/LMS Support Specialist Western Carolina University & Sarah Speed IT Business Analyst Western Carolina University

Blackboard Booth and Theater

Visit us at Booth #1221 to attend interactive presentations and to engage with specialists from across our product, engineering, support and account management teams.

See a schedule of Blackboard theater sessions (PDF)

Client Appreciation Party

Sign up to get your invite to our Client Appreciation Party (and for updates on related events like our After Party).