#BbWorld15 – The Blackboard Teaching & Learning Roadmap

Come and experience the Blackboard roadmap for Learn, Collaborate and Bb Student and learn how your institution can move to the New Learning Experience.

Speakers: Blackboard Senior Directors of Product Management – Jim Chalex, David Hastie and Jennifer Harris

  • Learn 9.1
    • Flexible hosting options
    • Functionality to support the full spectrum of educators
    • Integration with our latest solutions
    • Embedded learning analytics
    • Ongoing development of support (20 months full support)
  • Continued Commitment to Learn 9.1
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  • Recently Delivered Enhancements – Improved quality and maintenance , continue to innovate.
  • Workflow Improvements and Usability – Improving discussion board thread to thread navigation is example.
  • Collaborate Ultra Experience and Bb Student App – Learn 9.1 Integration – Available now!
  • Simpler SIS Grade Exchange – In Beta (LIS 2.0 standard and work to build on that.)
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  • Competency Based-Education – InDevelopment
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  • SaaS – Benefits of scalability, reliability, flexibility, innovation.
  • Learn and the Ultra Experience
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    • Modern UI
    • Ease of Use and Smooth Workflows
    • Responsive Design
    • Innovation
    • Original Course View and Ultra Course View – to provide choice at institution and instructor level for the best of both worlds!
  • Ultra Experience Available Today via try.blackboard.com
    • Announcements, Notifications Stream, Roster, Course Content, OneDrive Integration, Calendar, Discussions, Messages, Assignments, Grades, Basic Profile, Analytics & Action, Course Copy & Diagnostics, Export/Archive Course
  • Ultra Up Next
    • Tests in Development
    • Discussion Grading
    • Grading Rubrics
    • Engaging Feedback (Audio/Video)
    • Plagiarism Detection (SafeAssign)
    • Retention and Engagement (Competencies)
    • Course Organization (Groups)
    • Course Design (Rich Page Editing)
    • Integration Framework (Publishers)
    • Institutional Community (New Tabs and Modules)
    • Language Packs (Locale)
    • Lifelong Learning (Enhanced Cloud Profiles)
  • Bb Collaborate

    • Production since May – Enabled upon Request is Available
    • Designed for education, sleek intuitive interface / entirely browser-based, engaging tools to advance learning
    • Highest level of quality and innovation, HD video and audio puts you right in the center, a world-class user experience encourages use, supporting asynchronous learning models, web-based get started immediately without plugins and java.
    • New features coming: view content larger and zoom, polling, breakout rooms, phone conference, persistent content
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    • VoiceThread Partnership – Just announced! (Will replace Voice Tools.)
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    • New Collaborate Building Block is now Available for Ultra and Original (Allows for course by course basis deployment.)
    • Collaborate supports Closed Captioning – Live captioning is available now.
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  • Mobile
    • Instructor, Student, Parent personas are a focus.
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    • Students should now be using Bb Student not Mobile Learn!
    • Bb Grader App is available now with audio/video feedback.  This will become Bb Instructor.
    • Roadmap:
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