Read all about it! Here are the latest articles featuring Blackboard Collaborate in industry and client publications and blogs.
Wainhouse Research Bulletin - March 6, 2013 1:1 Valerie Schreiner, VP Product Management/Product Marketing, Blackboard Collaborate Wainhouse analyst Alan D. Greenberg goes one-on-one with our own Valerie Schreiner on a variety of topics, including how Blackboard Collaborate wins when institutions base their decision on improved outcomes rather than trying to force-fit a meeting tool into the teaching and learning environment. Download now >
Class Project Goes Out of This World Using Blackboard Collaborate, 8th grade science students at Brookhaven Academy were able to connect with the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, where they were able to direct the Mars Space Odyssey spacecraft THEMIS camera to a particular location on Mars to take photographs of four volcanoes for their project.
Blackboard Brings Web Conferencing App to Android The new mobile version of Blackboard Collaborate for Android allows users to participate in live classes and meetings. In addition, the company is also launching other significant enhancements to the core product, including functionality that allows users to record sessions for viewing on any mobile device and automatic assignment of a conference call number.
Oregon Chooses New Platform for Community College Conferencing The Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) is recommending the use of a new Web conferencing system, Blackboard Collaborate, for its schools to improve to delivery of online courses to non-traditional and rurally located students.
Mideast Adapts to eLearning Technologies The Middle East is adapting to digital teaching methods, and will be among the fastest growing communities in the world to invest in new online learning technologies, panelists at the e-learning forum in Dubai has said. The forum introduced attendees to Blackboard’s learning aids, including Blackboard Collaborate.
OIT Workshop Focuses on iPads in Classroom At the University of Tennessee, faculty members are learning more about how to use technology in the classroom. Case in point: using their iPads to access Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate.
A Massive Slice of Pi Recently, the Universityof Oxford hosted Pi Day Live, a free online event vid Blackboard Collaborate about ‘rediscovering’ the famous number hosted by Professor Marcus du Sautoy. One thousand participants from 17 different countries. pre-registered for the "Online Lecture Theatre."
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An instructor uses an online reality game in his math and science classes. Successful application sharing in Blackboard Collaborate enabled participants in real time, or whilst viewing the recording, to see the exact nature of this amazing world and its potential for learning. Participants came from Pakistan, USA and Australia.
Staff Spotlight: Joan Holmquist Joan and her colleagues in Instructional Technology Services have recently finished working on a pilot of Blackboard Collaborate. “There’s so much going on in education and educational technology,” Joan says, “whether it’s flipping the classroom or looking at how tools can enhance teaching.”
How Teacher Certification Programs Must Change to Meet the Growing Demand for Online Classes Many teachers are graduating their certification programs with high qualifications to teach students in traditional classrooms, but lack the skills necessary to teach in the 21st century online classroom. Second life, Google Docs, and Blackboard Collaborate can help.
Creaton Professor Lectures Via Video Chat As part of the Dual-Immersion for the Modern Languages and Literatures (MLL) Spanish program, Professor Charles Braymen from the department of economics and finance gave a lecture on “Global Perspectives in U.S. Business Education” to foreign students attending Universidad Iberoamericana en Leon, Mexico via Blackboard Collaborate's video live stream.
Kunka expands the WC’s presence online “We started online tutoring a year ago to help support the new online courses here at the university,” Director of the WC and Associate Professor of English Dr. Jennifer Kunka said. “Last semester, we opened it up to everyone on the campus.”
Writing Center Offers Onine Tutoring The Francis Marion University (FMU) Writing Center (WC) recently expanded their online tutoring program to all FMU students via Blackboard Collaborate. The WC first tried out the online sessions with the education and nursing departments before offering online tutoring to all students.
Blackboard Collaborate Adds Interoperability Support Blackboard Collaborate has added support for Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) specifications. The move makes the online collaboration platform available from any LTI-compliant learning management system (LMS).
Open University Turns to Blackboard Collaborate The university plans a phased approach to upgrade from Elluminate Live! to Blackboard Collaborate. The biggest change: hosting will be done externally by Blackboard, on servers within the EU, rather than internally by the OU on servers in the UK.
The Virtual Classroom - Redefining the Learning Experience At the University of Toronto, “Neurobiology of Behavior" is the first of course of its kind to be structured and delivered completely online using the newly licensed Blackboard Collaborate. Providing a real-time experience for about a hundred students, Blackboard Collaborate is the primary form of interaction and the medium in which the lectures and tutorials take place.
Texas A&M Helps Build the Education Pipeline with Positive Recruiting The names of prospective students are entered into the data base and from then on there is frequent interaction with them, including online forums utilizing Blackboard Collaborate, where junior and senior high school and transfer students are able to ask questions concerning CEHD, Texas A&M, degree plans, admissions and financial aid.
Where the Disabled are Enabled Western University’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) served 1,520 students in the last academic year. Blackboard Collaborate allows students with disabilities — as well as distance-studies students and those who just want a refresher — to access information in their own time.
Distance-learning Program Aims to Educate Fisheries Managers This spring, a distance learning program offered through the University of Alaska Southeast, will enable aspiring fisheries professionals to gain insight into some of the principals, concepts, and techniques of fisheries management. Students will use Blackboard Collaborate for weekly meetings.
Wardlaw-Hartridge School Receives Technology In Education Grant The grant will enhance Lower School technology and the school’s global focus in its new Global Studies Partners Program. Students will use Blackboard Collaborate to participate in interactive classroom projects with a partner school in a foreign country.
System Opens Classroom to Everyone For first-year student Ashlee Banyard, who is hearing-impaired, a closed-captioning feature available in Blackboard Collaborate – a virtual classroom environment – makes Physics lectures accessible.
CUNY Selects Blackboard to Expand Online Learning The City University of New York (CUNY), the largest urban university system in the nation, is partnering with Blackboard to establish a full teaching and learning platform, including Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate, across all of its campuses to support significant growth and expansion in online learning.
Transitioning from Elluminate to Collaborate According to Learning Technologist Specialist and blogger Dylan Romero, UCSF is happy to report that the transition from what he likes to call the chaotic period to Collaborate has brought some great changes to the way we use the web conferencing system. This represents only a fraction of the potential uses for Collaborate in education.
NWACC’s IT Department Ranked 2nd in U.S. Northwest Arkansas Commmunity College was recognized for its outstanding use and implementation of technology services across campus, including Blackboard Collaborate.
Storm Watch: With Classes Canceled, Some Professors Turn to Online Sessions As Hurricane Sandy stormed into the District, about 50 students in professor Earl Skelton’s introductory astronomy class huddled around their laptops for an online version of Monday’s class through Blackboard Collaborate.
Facilitating Web Conferencing, Interaction, and Collaboration using Blackboard Collaborate With more and more instruction taking place online, faculty are increasingly seeking online tools and strategies that can promote communication, interaction, and live collaboration from faculty-to-student, student-to-student, and student-to-content.
Blackboard Collaborate’s Live Virtual Classrooms in New Era of Learning Blackboard, a recognized leader in enterprise technology products for education and training use, is now making its mark in delivering live collaboration for the virtual classroom with Blackboard Collaborate.
Writing Center Offers Online Tutoring After Hours Provided by the Francis Marion University Writing Center, online tutoring via Blackboard Collaborate gives FMU students a new way to access tutorials outside of normal hours.
UMA Leads With Technology and Service to Enhance Student Experience The Ultimate Medical Academy recently launched several new technologies, including Blackboard Collaborate, that facilitate the learning experience and support students balancing work and education.
Online Classes Help Earn Master's Degrees “A recent surge in innovative technological advances allows educators to break down the barriers that often prevent individuals from furthering their education,” says Dr. Cynthia Simpson, dean of the School of Education, Houston Baptist University.
Online Learning Hits Fast Track: North Texas Colleges Use Modern Tools Particularly at the collegiate level, the online phenomenon is fueled by young adults who like technology and nontraditional students who need it, educators say.
Connecting and Interacting Gets Easier with the New Blackboard Collaborate With collaboration and engagement being two increasingly important themes in higher education, Blackboard is headed in the right direction with its Collaborate platform.
Blackboard Collaborate Goes Mobile Educational technology provider blendedschools.net sees Blackboard Collaborate mobile web conferencing as a valuable tool to use in an increasingly mobile world, especially where schools are embracing bring your own device (BYOD) programs or 1:1 tablet, smartphone, or laptop programs.
Schoology Welcomes Back the New School Year With the Launch of the Schoology App Center More than twenty applications are actively being built on the Schoology API and developer platform for the App Center, which is going live with five popular third-party applications, including Blackboard Collaborate.
Blackboard Collaborate Unveiled The mobile app, in keeping with what other web conferencing and lecture capture vendors are accomplishing, shows not only that “less is more” in mobility, but also that making apps simple to use doesn’t have to reduce or limit the ability to offer a robust feature set.
Saudi Electronic University Adopts Blackboard eLearning Solutions Saudi Electronic University (SeU), the first government e-university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has selected Blackboard as a strategic partner to support their eLearning requirements. Solutions include Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Mobile Learn, Blackboard Collaborate, and Blackboard Connect.
PA Cyber Introduces Hybrid of Virtual and Self-paced Online Courses The new FLEX curriculum is a great option for students who do not want to commit to a full-time VC class, but who can benefit from the structure and live teacher interaction of synchronous instruction using Blackboard Collaborate.
Blackboard Collaborate Taps Holmes Community College for Hall of Fame The school was honored in recognition of its unique use of Blackboard Collaborate within teaching and learning programs at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Connections Summit 2012, Blackboard Collaborate’s annual user conference July 11, 2012 in New Orleans
Change in Distance Education for Fall For the past five years, distance education classes have used an interactive television system, also known as compressed video. This fall the program will be greatly enhanced through the use of individual computers and Blackboard Collaborate.
UMass Boston Staff Members Recognized for Accessibility Innovations Nominated by Blackboard Collaborate, a team of 17 people—including 12 from the University of Massachusetts Boston—that helped a blind and deaf student participate in online courses has won an Innovators Award from Campus Technology Magazine.
Blackboard Web Conferencing Software Update To Include iOS Support Blackboard has updated its web conferencing application to add mobile support, user-oriented improvements, and tighter integration with LMSs, including Moodle. Blackboard Collaborate 12 is available now; the mobile app is expected to be available later this summer.
Schoology Releases API and Digital Resource Repository The new API is intended to let developers extend the functionality of the application, including the capability of adding programs that run on the Schoology platform, including Blackboard Collaborate.
Using Desire2Learn and Blackboard Collaborate to Build a Provincial Professional Learning Community Blogger Richard Snow explains how a province-wide Blackboard Collaborate license can help school districts in Newfoundland/Labrador work smarter, increase effenciencies, and save monies in the area of professional learning.
Blackboard Unveils Mobile Beta Program for Blackboard Collaborate Recently, the company launched a Beta program for an interactive mobile application for Blackboard Collaborate. Considerably expanding access to sessions delivered through the platform, the new app allows learners to participate in live Web conferencing sessions from smartphone and tablet devices.
Curtin University Acting CIO Talks Wireless Upgrade, BYOD Remote learning technology is likely to increase in use at the university. Virtual classroom technologies such as Blackboard Collaborate provide a real time learning space that enables students to interact with others.
Using Blackboard Collaborate 11 to Deliver a Global Online Conference Collaborate’s SAS back office functionality translated into a smoothly delivered conference experience. The technology is very stable, and it performed flawlessly. As a teaching tool, its strength lies in using SAS to easily create multiple rooms to space-starved bricks-and-mortar universities. Synchronous online classrooms can significantly enhance the student experience by adding more tutor contact time and opportunities for learning, and SAS allows you to manage this at an institutional level.
NYC Department of Education Taps Blackboard Collaborate for iLearnNYC The NYC DOE selected Blackboard Collaborate after evaluating multiple online education technology solutions. The program will allow the iLearnNYC program to expand by including online materials and removing the barriers to using them, resulting in greater engagement and improves student outcomes.
New York City DOE Invests in Web Collaboration Platform for Personalized Learning The largest public school system in the U.S, the NYC DOE will implement Blackboard Collaborate, which is seamlessly integrated with the system's Desire2Learn LMS, to give a more personalized teaching and learning experiences to its students and teachers.
Babson Upgrades LMS Along with upgrading to Blackboard Learn 9.1, Babson is also using Blackboard Collaborate. In its first three months, users created 600 live learning and collaboration sessions primarily between students and faculty.
Professor Stops Burglary Attempt During Online Class After throwing a brick through a window at a student's house, a robber flees when he hears voices. What he didn't know was that University of Southern Mississippi professor Marge Crowe kept lecturing online via Blackboard Collaborate while her student called police.
K-12 Inc to Sponsor Veach 17-year-old Andretti Autosport Star Mazda Championship driver Zach Veach stays on track with Blackboard Collaborate.
More Saudi Universities Boarding eLearning Bandwagon Riyadh-based Knowledge International University (KIU) is Saudi Arabia’s first virtual university that uses Blackboard Collaborate for its virtual classroom software providing students live sessions with their instructors.
Saint Leo University Offers Free Webinars For Students and Faculty One of the top universities in Florida, Saint Leo uses a hands-on approach in the webinars to help students become familiar with supplemental resources that will provide the support they need to be successful from one term to the next.
Level Playing Field: Community Colleges Using Lecture Capture in Remedial Courses At Holmes Community College, remedial courses benefit from judicious use of lecture capture with Blackboard Collaborate to keep students interested.
Harvey to Host Summer Online Program Offered via Moodle and Elluminate, the program provides intensive online study with teacher support for full-year course content and credit recovery for high school students.
Blackboard Collaborate A student from North Dakota State University weighs in about Blackboard Collaborate. The point: academic institutions have to make instructors and students aware of the great learning tools available to them.
Blackboard Announces New Integrations for Blackboard Collaborate Blackboard Inc. today announced new integrations, Developed and supported by Agilix, Epsilen and itslearning, for the Blackboard Collaborate platform that extend the company's focus on interoperability and support for multiple LMS platforms.
Online Learning Platform Boosts Cost-effective Interactive Training Faced with budget cuts and reduced travel mandates, many agencies are struggling with how to provide training and career development instruction for their employees. Some are now finding solutions in a web-based learning plarform that developers say provides more interaction that traditional LMS platforms.
Blackboard Collaborate Gets Agilix, Epsilen, itslearning Integration Blackboard has made available new integration options for its Blackboard Collaborate that allow for more interoperability and support across platforms for a variety of learning management systems, including the company's own Blackboard Learn 9.1.
Blackboard Announces New Integrations for Collaborate Developed and supported by Agilix, Epsilen and itslearning, the new integrations join existing integrations for a range of commercial and open source learning management systems.
Instructor, Students Learn How To ‘Collaborate’ Paralegal faculty member pilots Blackboard Collaborate to teach classes in property law, torts law and corporation law. Has already exceeded expectations.
CMC's OnlineIinstructors Use Tech Tools, But Learning Is Learning Colorado Mountain College teacher says tools like podcasts, PowerPoint presentations with voice recording or the college's Elluminate (now Blackboard Collaborate) online classroom help reach students wherever they may be.
Online Solution Helps Campus Officials Stay Connected (pp 47-49) At Ivy Tech Community College, adopting a blended, online learning platform specifically designed for education has been an exceptional exercise in how collaboration can benefit the user community, while saving thousands of dollars in travel expenses
Marcus Homework Hotline: How May I Help You? In a world where the Internet permeates almost everything we do, Marcus High School students are using it to help one another. Students in the five honor societies have started a homework hotline after school to assist fellow classmates with online tutoring.
Students From the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School Discuss Physics, Education With Nation's Top Graduate Students Using the online application Blackboard Collaborate, Cutting Edge Science Club members were able to chat in real time with grad students about ultracold atoms and string theory and learn how they first became interested in physics.
'Being There' in Online Learning with Elluminate Live! Learn how blogger Debbie Morrison definitely felt 'there' with 23 classmates and their professor in an Education Statistics course, right at her kitchen table.
The 4 Keys to a Successful Online High School For Broward Virtual School teacher Evelyn Weaver, building a successful virtual learning environment begins with four key components. The first is acquisition of mission-critical tools, including Blackboard Collaborate, that foster collaboration and enable effective communication.
Faulkner University Unveils Technology Initiative Along with putting an iPad in the hands of 1,000 traditional students, the university, which already uses Blackboard Learn, will add Blackboard Collaborate to stream lectures and communicate one-on-one with each other and instructors.
Stetson University's Online Graduate Business Programs Earn National Ranking Stetson University School of Business Administration online master’s degree programs have been named among the nation’s “Top Online Graduate Business Programs” in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Online Education Programs 2012 rankings.
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