Twelve Tools for Building End-of-year Review Activities (That Aren't Kahoot Games)

Twelve Tools for Building End-of-year Review Activities (That Aren't Kahoot Games)

The end of the school year is quickly approaching. At this time of the year I start to get a lot of requests for suggestions for tools to create review activities. Here are twelve good options for creating review activities. Video-based review activities: Vizia is a free tool for creating video-based quizzes. On Vizia you an…
Forms, VR, and Animations – The Week in Review

Forms, VR, and Animations – The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where the sun is shining and flowers are blooming. It's looking like it is going to be great weather for Mother's Day. Speaking of which, happy Mother's Day to all the moms who follow my blog including my mom. Hi, Mom! This week I was supposed to launch The Complete Guide…
Blackboard Trend Report: 5/11/2018

Blackboard Trend Report: 5/11/2018

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. When More Info Isn’t Better for Students Inside Higher Ed New findings by researchers at Stanford University suggest that academically competitive college…
Microsoft Teams for Education Gets Five New Features

Microsoft Teams for Education Gets Five New Features

This week Microsoft announced the release of five new features for Microsoft Teams for Education. The two of the more significant of the five new features are the ability to schedule assignment postings and the ability to give assignments to individual students or small groups. Schedule assignment postings Scheduling the posting of assignments is a…
Join us in Recognizing Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Join us in Recognizing Global Accessibility Awareness Day

At Blackboard, we see accessibility as an imperative, and I’m proud that again this year we are participating in Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Since 2012, GAAD has aimed to get everyone thinking, sharing best practices and learning about digital access and people with different disabilities. On May 17, we will host a “follow-the-sun” series…
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…
How to Use Google's New VR Tour Creator

How to Use Google's New VR Tour Creator

A few hours ago Google announced the launch of their new VR Tour Creator. This free tool lets everyone create their own virtual tours to view in Google Cardboard and or in the Chrome web browser. Tours are created by selecting locations in Google Maps and then selecting 360 degree Street View imagery. There's also…
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…
Lensoo Create – Create Whiteboard Videos on Your Phone or Tablet

Lensoo Create – Create Whiteboard Videos on Your Phone or Tablet

Lensoo Create is an app for creating whiteboard videos on your phone or tablet. The app is available in an Android version and in an iOS version. To create a video on Lensoo Create just open the app and tap the record button in the top of the screen. You can then start drawing on…
Hackboard 2.0 is Live

Hackboard 2.0 is Live

The Blackboard online hackathon is BACK for round 2! This year, we partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to issue a fun and unique challenge: solve a problem in education using Blackboard Learn’s REST APIs and the Amazon AI Framework. Artificial Intelligence is a wide-ranging and trendy term, and its applications are both vast and…

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