Looking for an easy way to find your colleagues at other learning institutions? Seeking a regional or special-interest user group? Want to learn best practices for e-Learning and the use of educational technology?
You can do all of these at the new community website for Blackboard users, Blackboard Connections.
To access the new Blackboard Connections site, you can use the same easy login as you do for Behind the Blackboard and EduGarage. If you don’t have one of these accounts, you can simply sign up for a Connections account on the new site.
(If you had an account on the previous Connections site, that account ID and login will not work on the new site. Rather, your Behind the Blackboard ID will work. If you need to visit the previous Connections site, please go to: http://communities.blackboard.com.)
Blackboard Connections is designed to enrich the experiences of faculty members and instructors, system administrators, instructional designers and developers who use Blackboard solutions. This community site will enable you to:
Network with peers, and ask questions and find answers
Join user groups and communities, or create your own user group
Find professional development opportunities
Receive new information from Blackboard on your own schedule
Manage and share resources, and find events on the community calendar
I hope you find the new Blackboard Connections site both helpful and engaging. Have a question about it? We have answers in the Frequently Asked Questions section of the site.
You can also email me feedback on the site — please let me know what you think of it!