Webinars & Demos

The North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) Peer Tutoring Center (PTC) is a student run organization providing peer tutoring and other virtual support services to students across North Carolina. The 60+ student volunteers staffing the PTC use collaborative tools such as Blackboard Instant Messenger, Blackboard Collaborate, Blogspot, email and texting, to connect and engage students with their academic learning. The PTC benefits students by providing content specific support in the form of peer tutoring, but our services go beyond tutoring. We also provide Virtual Buddies as a support system for unmotivated students or those who are unprepared for online learning. Through the use of encouragement, gentle reminders, and assistance with time management and acquisition of study skills, our Virtual Buddies help students overcome obstacles preventing the student from engaging with their course content. The PTC also publishes a blog, TutorTalk, which focuses on how to be a successful, well rounded student. The PTC volunteers are actively engaged in all aspects of the organization's operations. By allowing our student volunteers opportunities for leadership and real world experience in teaching, blogging and marketing, the PTC takes its volunteers well beyond the classroom.

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Location: Blackboard Collaborate Web Conference
Date: 4/27/2015 3:30:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
As educators we have a wonderful opportunity to help students attain knowledge and develop skill and strong character as a result of hard work that is found at the core of a valuable education. As such, academic honesty is a critical component of teaching and learning. In this session, participants will learn about countermeasures for improving academic honesty, pros and cons for each countermeasure, tips for implementing the countermeasures, and evidence that demonstrates that the countermeasures work.

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Location: Blackboard Collaborate Web Conference
Date: 5/1/2015 3:30:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Blended learning and personalization are two extremely popular buzzwords currently cycling through the realm of education. Many teachers have experienced Blackboard Learn as a student in an undergraduate or graduate level, online course. They have often been exposed to a few of the basic Learn tools, but often have not worked with many of Blackboard's features. In order to help provide ideas and inspiration for teachers to use Blackboard Learn in a K-12 “blended environment," the session will focus on “breaking the mold” of traditional sit and get tech training to a more flexible, modeling of blended models and strategies using Blackboard Learn. These blended trainings can help teachers not only learn how to build in Blackboard Learn, but model effective blended strategies in the process.

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Location: Blackboard Collaborate Web Conference
Date: 5/4/2015 3:30:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Blended Learning is helping math teachers engage students with rigorous math instruction, while supporting the Common Core Standards. Join us as we share a few strategies and techniques that we are using in our classrooms.

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Location: Blackboard Collaborate Web Conference
Date: 5/11/2015 3:30:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Power digital transformation in your school or district with the Innovative Classroom Solution by Blackboard—your foundation for competency-based, personalized teaching and learning. With Blackboard Collaborate 2015, a core component of the Innovative Classroom Solution, K-12 schools can easily foster professional learning across the district and provide a simple, all-in-one flipped classroom solution for teachers and students.  Fully redesigned, Blackboard Collaborate’s web conferencing application runs directly in the browser with high-quality video, audio, and application sharing—all convenient, user-friendly, and Java-free.

Join us for a tour of the all-new Blackboard Collaborate 2015. Find out how you can launch faster, learn better, and get the support you need, when you need it.

Blackboard Collaborate 2015:
  • Enables faster launching, simpler deployments, and broadened device support including Chromebooks with its simple, convenient, and Java-free experience
  • Offers a modern, redesigned learning experience with high quality audio, video, and application sharing
  • Enables professional development and flipped learning
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Location: Blackboard Collaborate Web Conference
Date: 5/14/2015 1:30:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Imagine feeling like you have created an individual education plan for every student without all the work! Personalized learning, engagement, and less stress are just a few of the benefits I have experienced through implementing blended learning. Join me as I share a journey that leaves students asking to skip recess and me leaving one sentence sub notes that say "the kids know what to do!"

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Location: Blackboard Collaborate Web Conference
Date: 5/18/2015 3:30:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Simplify digital learning within the Innovative Classroom Solution by Blackboard—your foundation for competency-based, personalized teaching and learning.  The new Blackboard SIS Central Service provides hands-free, bi-directional data integration between PowerSchool and Blackboard Learn 2015, so IT personnel can effectively manage time and resources while seamlessly synchronizing courses, assignments, and grades. And teachers can easily access a complete student learning data picture without double-entering assignment grades. It’s a win-win all around.

Join us for a tour of the new Blackboard SIS Central Service feature. In this webinar, you’ll learn how your school or district can start syncing your PowerSchool SIS and benefit from seamless integration.

Blackboard SIS Central Service:
  • Offers a bi-directional data integration service between PowerSchool and Blackboard Learn 2015
  • Provides hands-free integration with PowerSchool
  • Seamlessly synchronizes courses, assignments, and grades
  • Provides teachers with a complete student learning data picture.
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Location: Blackboard Collaborate Web Conference
Date: 5/20/2015 2:00:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Maryville City Schools, a small, public Tennessee school district of 5000 students, will be sharing their first year implementation story of using Blackboard as a cornerstone product for the district’s digital conversion model, iReach. Presenters will focus on sharing information about the preparation and training for a successful implementation in grades K-12. In addition, details will be highlighted regarding our development of a 3-year plan, building instructional capacity, and establishing a strong communication system with our stakeholders.

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Location: Blackboard Collaborate Web Conference
Date: 6/1/2015 3:30:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Power digital transformation in your school or district with the Innovative Classroom Solution by Blackboard—your foundation for competency-based, personalized teaching and learning. With Blackboard Collaborate 2015, a core component of the Innovative Classroom Solution, K-12 schools can easily foster professional learning across the district and provide a simple, all-in-one flipped classroom solution for teachers and students.  Fully redesigned, Blackboard Collaborate’s web conferencing application runs directly in the browser with high-quality video, audio, and application sharing—all convenient, user-friendly, and Java-free.

Join us for a tour of the all-new Blackboard Collaborate 2015. Find out how you can launch faster, learn better, and get the support you need, when you need it.

Blackboard Collaborate 2015:
  • Enables faster launching, simpler deployments, and broadened device support including Chromebooks with its simple, convenient, and Java-free experience
  • Offers a modern, redesigned learning experience with high quality audio, video, and application sharing
  • Enables professional development and flipped learning
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Location: Blackboard Collaborate Web Conference
Date: 6/8/2015 3:00:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Empower your students to learn better and achieve more with the industry’s most innovative and powerful tools. We’ve collaborated with students, teachers, and technology professionals to reinvent the Blackboard learning environment from the ground up. With the first fully integrated, intuitive learning experience available across all devices within the Innovative Classroom Solution, SaaS deployment mode, you can give your students access to learning anytime, anywhere, from any device. In Blackboard’s new learning environment, we’re not replicating workflows; we’re constantly innovating and evolving to meet the dynamic needs of today’s education providers and learners. To foster engagement and interaction. To provide an unmatched educational experience.

Join us for a tour of this reimagined learning experience with a close look at Blackboard Learn 2015 and Bb Student—a new standard for beautiful and intuitive products in the K-12 education space.

Blackboard Learn 2015 and Bb Student:
  • Redesign workflows to create a new way to learn
  • Provide an unmatched experience that’s fresh, intuitive, and works across all devices
  • Are available for K-12 schools to try out within the Innovative Classroom Solution SaaS deployment model or with “Try Learn 2015”
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Location: Blackboard Collaborate Web Conference
Date: 6/22/2015 3:00:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))