jason katcher headshotThis is a guest post by Jason Katcher, Director, North America Education & Enterprise East for Dropbox.


Many educational institutions rely on Blackboard Learn to ensure a world-class education for their students and faculty. Likewise, they also choose Dropbox Education to power collaboration and increase engagement on campus. So much so that Dropbox has become the most used file sync and share platform on U.S. college campuses. And, more than 40% of files that are shared within higher ed are shared through Dropbox.

Now we’ve brought these two powerful solutions together to take your learning experience to a new level. Available through a free building block, here are the top seven ways you can work more efficiently with our joint solution:

  1. Manage learning content in one place, without compromising security policies.
  2. Authenticate seamlessly between Dropbox Education and Blackboard Learn to enable easy security and data management.
  3. Set activity and sharing permissions across classes, teams, and departments with enterprise-grade security features.
  4. Retain and manage permissions for any file type from any device, both on or offline. The permissions set in Dropbox are retained throughout the Blackboard experience.
  5. Maintain version control so that when users modify Dropbox files, Blackboard Learn will automatically reference the most recent version of the file.
  6. Collect assignments, access work remotely, and provide feedback in real time.
  7. Accelerate workflows with easy collaboration on videos, presentations, spreadsheets and documents.

Want to learn more about the ways that institutions like Arkansas State University are using Dropbox and Blackboard to streamline assignment workflows? Join Dropbox at the upcoming BbWorld event in New Orleans from July 25-27, 2017. We have several great events, including:

  • Meet with Dropbox. We’d love to meet with you in person whether you are an existing customer or beginning to explore Dropbox Education. Visit us at Booth #520 for fun and informative conversation with Dropbox experts.
  • Learn with Dropbox. Innovation has been central to success at Arkansas State University. Hear from Carolyn Ponce, ASU Blackboard Admin, on her IT Team’s decision to implement the Dropbox integration for Blackboard Learn. Wednesday, July 26th, 11:30am-12:20pm CST, Room 278-279.
  • Tune in with Dropbox. Log onto BbWorld Higher Ed LIVE for an exclusive look at how Arkansas State University drives faculty and student efficiency by integrating their Dropbox and Blackboard Learn accounts. Thursday, July 27th, 1:15pm-1:30pm CST.

We’re excited to see you there!


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