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Blackboard at VSS 2012

We Look Forward to Seeing You!

Blackboard will be traveling to New Orleans for VSS 2012, and we hope to see you there! Read on to check out our recommended sessions, booth info, recent announcements and more.

Ways to Engage

Stop by the Blackboard booth in the exhibit hall, or attend one of our must-see session during VSS.

Talk to a Blackboard Expert

Interested in speaking with a Blackboard representative during the conference? Come by booth #101 to meet with our sales team and solutions experts to get your questions answered. Don’t forget to pick up one of our free tote bags and other goodies while you’re there!

Blackboard will also be joined by our friends at Moodlerooms and Chat with a representative in the booth to learn more.

For more information about Blackboard’s solutions for K-12, visit

Must-See Sessions

  • Monday, 11:15am-12:15pm
    Looking Ahead: A Sneak Peek at Blackboard xpLor
  • Monday, 3:30pm-4:30pm
    Students, Parents and Teachers Speak Up about Online Learning: A 5-Year Retrospective Review
  • Tuesday, 11:00am-12:00pm
    Expanding Possibilities with Online and Blended Learning: A Student Panel Discussion &
    Keeping Pace: Panel Discussion
  • Tuesday, 1:30pm-2:30pm
    Hear from Students: Were They Prepared for College?

The Latest from Blackboard

Learn about Blackboard’s latest announcements and product launches at VSS.

Blackboard Learn™

Make learning more effective—in and beyond the classroom—and significantly improve achievement. With Blackboard Learn, offer a highly accessible, user-focused K-12 learning platform that can deliver a better education experience for everyone.

Get a preview of the upcoming release of Blackboard Learn during our Sneak Peek webinar series.

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Blackboard Collaborate™ 12

Meet the needs of today’s active learners with more learning and collaboration choices than ever before, including access to live classes and meetings from their mobile device or tablet. Visit our booth to see for yourself why Blackboard Collaborate is the only collaboration platform built for education.

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Blackboard Engage™

Blackboard Engage, formerly Edline, is now a part of the Blackboard K-12 family. Come learn about the latest updates in features and functionality for the Edline LCMS, including RSS feeds, staff directories and integration between the Edline LCMS and the Connect 5 mass notification solution.

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Strategically partnered with Blackboard, Moodlerooms is an education technology company that provides a full range of services for Moodle, an open-source software that educators use to manage and deliver instructional content to students in online classrooms. Visit for more information.

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Blackboard Connect™

Blackboard Connect is making waves with three brand new K-12 notification services designed to bundle together or use as standalone solutions that meet the specific pricing and communication needs of your district. Get administrators, parents and teachers connected for student success - mix and match your bundle today.

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Blackboard Mobile™

With Blackboard Mobile apps, you can increase your reach, reinforce your brand, communicate with parents, and encourage students to become active learners. Blackboard Mobile Central provides your education community with on-demand access to essential school and district resources. Blackboard Mobile Learn enables students to access their Blackboard Learn courses right from their mobile devices - now including new functionality allowing students to upload and download their Dropbox content. Learn how you can get started with the personal license – free to you and only $1.99 per year for students, teachers and parents.

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Sessions with Blackboard Clients

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

Monday at 3:30pm

Creation and Implementation of an Online/Blended Teacher Certification Program
Tambre Tondryk, Clark County School District

Tuesday at 11:00am

Online Student Life - Engaging Students beyond Online Courses
Tracy Weeks, NC Virtual Public School

Tuesday at 1:30pm

Bridge the Geographic Gap between You and Your Students Using Glogster!
Tara Park, PA Virtual Charter School

Meeting Common Core Standards across the Curriculum
Tambre Tondryk, Clark County Virtual High School

Supporting those who Support your Teachers
Laural Nelson, Idaho Digital Learning Academy

Tuesday at 2:45pm

Blended for a Perfect Fit
Mary Fluharty, Alexandria City Public Schools

Tuesday at 4:30pm

Online learning can be for everyone! Success stories from a blended program for students with disabilities.
Sean Short, Idaho Digital Learning Academy

Flex: Online Credit Recovery Success Model
Tracy Weeks, NC Virtual Public Schools

Make Your Online Classroom "Bloom" with STEM
Tara Park, PA Virtual Charter School

Have a question about Blackboard events at VSS 2012? Contact Us

Media Contact:
Matthew Maurer
202-463-4860 ext. 2637