It seems every year we hear more from Faculty that students just aren’t reading their course content. Blame it on last night’s big party or this weekend’s football game all you want – your students today just aren’t the same. They want instant access to their course content, grades and assignments – and they want it all in one place. With the start of the new school-year around the corner, we have just the fix for your biggest problem. Introducing: Blackboard Digital Content.

Chances are, you are teaching a course this fall and using a textbook from one of these four publishers: Cengage, Wiley, Pearson and/or McGraw Hill. But, did you know that many of these publisher textbooks are digitized and incorporated into e-learning systems that include assessments and assignments? Take for instance, a WileyPLUS assignment for an accounting class. You can post the assignment in Blackboard with a link to a specific page within Kimmel’s Accounting Principles e-book – eliminating any question your students may have on where to find instructions for the assignment. Two familiar systems integrated into one online location will increase engagement with your students by allowing for real-time interaction with other students via Blackboard discussion boards and blogs as they work through their Wiley accounting homework. And a great convenience for you as an instructor is that the grades for your accounting class are automatically synched with your Blackboard Grade Center, saving you time by not having to juggle gradebooks in multiple systems.

But don’t just take it from us at Blackboard, see what instructors like yourself are saying about using their course content in the systems they know and trust here.

Get started with building your fall courses now with dynamic digital content and see the way your students use course content change! Visit the “Publisher Content” or “Build Content” tab in Blackboard (depending on which Blackboard Learn your institution is using). If you don’t see the publisher you’re looking for, simply ask your Blackboard System Administrator to “download and install the building block” (they will know what you mean):

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  • http://www.bellevue.edu/security-management/ Mary Madsen

    I think this might just be a great idea for my students. I couldn’t agree more that they definitely want instant access to all their work and grades. 

  • Bill H.

    You may want to consider NOT using Disqus.

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    Not really enhancing the Blackboard brand, really hurting a great post.