Guest Post by Misty Cobb, Director of Distance Education, Jacksonville State University
Once upon a time…well maybe not. Last year at this time, Jacksonville State University was considering other learning management systems for their institution. But over the past year, Blackboard and JSU have taken significant strides towards building a relationship that is a true mutual partnership. What does your relationship with Blackboard look like? Have you evaluated other learning management systems hoping that the grass was greener somewhere? If so, this panel presentation may bring you hope.
Guest Post by Alison Marcoff, Assistant Director, eLearning Support & Training, Florida Atlantic University
Are you totally unfazed by the idea of upgrading from Blackboard Learn™ Release 8 to Release 9.1? Do you think that your faculty will adjust easily and thank you for making their lives easier? Do you think your life will be stress-free once you make the switch? If so, then maybe you should just skip this presentation…. No, wait—maybe this presentation is actually perfect for you. You need a wake-up call!
In these times of stretched budgets and tighter resources, here at Blackboard Connect we have watched as mass communication has transformed into a useful, effective tool being used every day to overcome a variety of challenges facing district, campus and local leaders. No longer solely reserved for critical situations, many of our clients, most notably K-12 schools and districts, are using regular, routine communication to enhance the quality of education by implementing cost-effective procedures to help collect outstanding fees or balances.
Originally posted by Lisa Regelman on The Mobile Garage
We really enjoyed reading the blog post by Tim Flood, Senior Technology Consultant and Program Manager, Stanford Mobile Program, just published as part of EDUCAUSE’s 5-Day Mobile Computing Sprint.
In his article, “Who is driving the influx of new technologies?
,” Tim provides expert advice to university technologists when it comes to deploying (and embracing) vendor technologies to transform business processes. A brief excerpt:
Over the years, we’ve worked with colleges and universities to help ensure safety and security on campuses across the country. Using communication to reach students, faculty and staff with relevant, timely information can shape and improve the quality of the university experience. That’s why we were pleased to hear that Jimmie Brown, Chief of Police for California State University, San Bernardino
(a Blackboard Connect client), was recently named Campus Safety Director of the Year
by Campus Safety Magazine
. According to a recent article
, Brown has reduced part one crimes (including homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft and arson) on campus by 37 percent, with a drop in larcenies from 106 to 73 and motor vehicle thefts decreased from 23 to four during that between 2009 and 2010. Congrats to Chief Brown and the entire public safety team at CSU-SB.
For another example of how you can enhance safety and security on your campus, read about Northwestern University’s use of Blackboard Connect
to keep students alert and informed.