Nominations for the Blackboard Awards are now open!

About Blackboard Awards

The Blackboard Awards recognises and honors innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice, where millions of educators and learners work every day to redefine what is possible when leveraging technology.   

Blackboard is focused on highlighting client successes and raising awareness throughout the educational industry by celebrating achievements and milestones. Our community centers on educators and administrators who are passionate about using technology in education and collaborating on best practices. The Blackboard Awards is an opportunity to celebrate these accomplishments and help raise standard for the entire industry. 

Deadline for submission is 9th July 2021.


Leading Change

This award honors institutions who are on the forefront of educational innovation. Those who contextualise, plan for, and generate change in areas such as teaching and learning, technological innovation, software development, and more. It recognises those who have implemented high impact educational strategies that scale. Winners will have developed innovative practices and/or technologies that have had a measurable effect on learning outcomes, student performance, or academic progression. 

Optimising Student Experience

This award honors those institutions whose educational and administrative innovations have markedly improved the total learner experience. This includes their addressing of new and changing dynamics in fields such as student recruitment, financial aid, enrollment, retention and assessment, graduation, and beyond. 

Teaching & Learning

This award recognises those who have adopted flexible, distance and online delivery, including using mobile technologies to positively impact the educational experience. Winners will have demonstrated innovative use of the Blackboard platforms, increasing flexibility, furthering learner and instructor effectiveness and efficiency.

Inclusive Education

The Inclusive Education Award honors those customers whose methods have ensured their pedagogy, content, technology, and educational services are fully inclusive and supportive of all learners with disabilities. They have taken specific steps to rethink how learning is achieved and have provided the means to help students succeed.