How to Embed Flipgrid Topics Into Google Sites

How to Embed Flipgrid Topics Into Google Sites

One of the good things about the new version of Google Sites is that Google has made it much easier to embed content from third party services. Flipgrid is one of the popular ed tech tools that you might want to add to your Google Site. By embedding a fully functional Flipgrid topic into your…
Map-based Stories from National Geographic

Map-based Stories from National Geographic

GeoStories are short, map-based stories featured on National Geographic Education. The stories combine text, maps, and pictures to tell a story as a series of slides connected to placemarks on maps. National Geographic Education currently offers twenty-three GeoStories. The current GeoStories cover subjects in the areas of politics, ecology, music, and exploration. Applications for Education Even…
Introducing the First Diversity Scholarship for BbWorld18 + DevCon

Introducing the First Diversity Scholarship for BbWorld18 + DevCon

At Blackboard, we celebrate diversity and inclusion. By working together with a variety of perspectives, we make better decisions and build better products. But how do we learn from each other? Our annual user conference, BbWorld18 + DevCon, July 16 – 19 in Orlando, Fla., is a great opportunity to share ideas and be inspired by our peers. Our varied…
Becoming a Best-Practice Organization Through Outsourcing Help Desk Services

Becoming a Best-Practice Organization Through Outsourcing Help Desk Services

Can outsourcing help desk services help you become a best-practice institution? Absolutely. Without a doubt, there are several big benefits when it comes to outsourcing your help desk services: consistent user experience, higher efficiency, and better utilization of valuable resources are just some of the many advantages. But one key benefit that often gets overlooked…
Blackboard Trend Report: 5/25/2018

Blackboard Trend Report: 5/25/2018

Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of some of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. 3 Takeaways From a Book-Length Federal Report on ‘The Condition of Education’ Chronicle of Higher Education …The report, which covers the education…
How to Convert Old Google Sites to New Google Sites

How to Convert Old Google Sites to New Google Sites

Google Sites users who want to switch to the new version of Google Sites have two options. The first option is to create an entirely new site in the new version of Google Sites and then copy and past content from your old site. The second option, and the more efficient option, is to use…
The three-step path to an accessible school website

The three-step path to an accessible school website

Website accessibility products that check the content of your website against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA) are plentiful and sometimes very detailed. Most of the website accessibility tools are similar in their process, but some are so detailed they leave you in a tailspin of confusion trying to interpret accessibility acronyms and…
Six New Features Coming to Google Forms

Six New Features Coming to Google Forms

Google Forms has long been a go-to tool for teachers to create surveys and give quizzes online. Today, Google announced six new features that are going to make Google Forms better than ever. Like most updates to G Suite, these features will be rolled out gradually so if you don't see them today, you will…
Grasshopper – Learn to Code on Your Phone

Grasshopper – Learn to Code on Your Phone

Grasshopper is a free app that teaches you to Javascript coding through a series of easy-to-follow tutorials. The free app, available for iOS and Android, starts off with an introduction to the basic vocabulary of coding before moving into the coding lessons. You have to pass the vocabulary quiz before your can jump into the…
Writing an RFP for help desk services? Here are a few smart tips to help

Writing an RFP for help desk services? Here are a few smart tips to...

So, you have to write a Request for Proposal (RFP) for your help desk services? Not to worry, Tracy Smith, Director of Service Support Operations at the University of Virginia, recently delivered a webinar about launching and managing a partnership with a support provider. During the webinar, he shared several important considerations to consider when…

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