According to the latest Speak Up survey conducted by Project Tomorrow:

  • 75% of principals attribute increased student engagement in learning to the effective use of digital content in their blended learning classrooms.
  • 53% of teachers customize the digital content they find online with their own ideas, materials and resources before using it in their classrooms.
  • 40% of teachers are using Google drive for education to store content.

Digital content is any type of content that exists in the form of digital data. Forms of digital content include information that is digitally broadcasted, streamed or contained in computer files.

What does this mean for the classroom? We know that teachers store their important class materials in a variety of places. With the Qwickly Building Block, it’s simple for teachers and learners to use their cloud content inside their Blackboard Learn courses. To see this seamless integration in action, view a demo here.

This demo shows how K-12 Blackboard Learn 9.1 customers now benefit from easy workflows to cloud repositories like Google Drive, DropBox, OneDrive and Box through the Qwickly Building Block. Qwickly is a productivity platform that makes it simple for teachers to bring in content from their cloud and share across their courses. The Qwickly Building Block is now available at no additional cost to our K-12 Blackboard Learn 9.1 customers.

We announced this exciting partnership at ISTE 2015 and customers are eager to get started. In the words of one ISTE attendee: “Qwickly with One Drive access sounds terrific!”

System administrators can control which repositories are available to teachers in addition to controlling other aspects of the workflow in the system administrator interface. Teachers and learners can post from their respective clouds. Teachers can also easily upload files to their cloud while also linking those files in Blackboard Learn 9.1.

Detailed instructions on installing the Qwickly Building Block can be found here.

 

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