I am always looking for someone else that has a similar problem or situation as me. For example, in the last month:
- The seatbelt warning light and beeping would not go off in my new car, even after I put my seatbelt on. Searching some list_servs, I found someone with a similar problem, who shared instructions to solve the problem without having to return to the car dealership or re-wiring the entire electrical component of my car.
- I wanted to learn how to make pumpkin soup and found thousands of recipes online.
- When looking for the perfect hotel for my upcoming honeymoon, I naturally used TripAdvisor to see ratings and read reviews of different hotels.
There are many creative ways Blackboard clients have found peers who are experiencing similar situations to theirs, but none of these connections have been made through any formal, easy process. At your last user group meeting, I hope you exchanged business cards with everyone. And maybe you’ve joined the ASU list_serv to find information and ask or answer questions.
Well, I now am pleased to be able to let you know Blackboard has created a better way for users at different institutions to find one another. We have a new feature for you on Behind the Blackboard called CommunityLINK.
On CommunityLINK you can create and manage a profile that will be shared with Blackboard and, if you would like, other members of the Blackboard client community. Find and connect with peers based on common attributes, or search for other Blackboard users who may be doing things that you are considering or beginning to implement. I strongly encourage you to use CommunityLINK to create your own profile to start searching for other users.
By the way, that pumpkin soup recipe I used? Right here.