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Stay Ahead of the Curve with Community Programs

Imagine having a world of support behind everything you do. For every challenge, any question, there’s someone to rely on, someone to connect with and someone that empowers you to give feedback that directly impacts the product development process. That's exactly what's available to you as a member of Blackboard's client community.

Join the largest organized network of e-learning platform users and discover a community like no other.

Programs for IT Pros

Shape the Technology You Use

Join a passionate group of peers working hand in hand with Blackboard to impact product innovation by participating in the following programs:

Blackboard Idea Exchange
Impact every stage of product development.

Bug Squad
Prioritize bugs to be fixed in future releases.

Connect with Your Peers

Build relationships with those sharing a common desire to build a better education experience by participating in the following programs:

User Groups
Join or lead a group of your peers to learn what other institutions are thinking and doing.

Listservs
Join or start your own e-learning focused email list.

Blackboard Developer’s Network
Partner with fellow developers using Building Blocks to extend Learn platform.

Catalyst Awards
Nominate a peer or yourself for these annual awards honoring excellence in teaching and learning.

Get Answers

Participate in one of the following programs and get the tools and expertise needed to succeed with the latest technology:

Cohorts
Join your peers and participate in a cohort to help maximize the value you receive from Blackboard through upgrade support, community and content guidance, networking, and more.

Blackboard Learn for K-12 Client Success Series
Whether you're new to Blackboard Learn and just getting started with the basics or you're a veteran user looking for information on product updates and new tips and tricks, these sessions are a great resource to help you maximize your use of Blackboard Learn. Feel free to bring any questions you may have for our K-12 Solutions Engineers.

Ask the Doctors
Ask product questions and receive answers from your peers that are product experts.

Learn 9.1 Office Hours
You will have the opportunity to learn from your peers and Blackboard Support on a weekly basis as you discuss some of the top known issues and other topics.


Programs for Educators

Shape the Technology

Join a passionate group of peers working hand in hand with Blackboard to impact product innovation by participating in the following programs:

Blackboard Idea Exchange
Impact every stage of product development.

Learn from Your Peers

Build relationships with those sharing a common desire to build a better education experience by participating in the following programs:

User Groups
Join or lead a group of your peers to learn what other institutions are thinking and doing.

Cohorts
Join your peers and participate in a cohort to help maximize your expertise with Blackboard. From upgrade support to navigating the latest trends in online learning, cohorts are a client favorite.

Listservs
Join or start your own e-learning focused email list.

Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series
Learn the basics and more with these weekly training webinars for educators.

Ask the Doctors
Ask product questions and receive answers from your peers that are product experts.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Blackboard is pleased to support open education opportunities and massive open online courses (MOOCs) through CourseSites by Blackboard, a free, hosted and scalable online learning platform. Explore our MOOC catalog to enroll in free, open courses or start your own MOOC.

Exemplary Course Program (ECP)
Get feedback on your course by submitting it to be evaluated by a peer group of Blackboard clients using the ECP Rubric.

 
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Events
See Upcoming Events on the Community Programs calendar.
 

Educator Resources
Visit this page to find FAQs, quick videos, training programs and more.
 

Brochure
Download the Community Programs brochure.

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