Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series for Higher Education

After taking the summer off, the Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) is back! This month, we are bringing you live webcasts from some of the most well received BbWorld 2016 sessions.

Make news with accessibility awareness: Strategies to help faculty get started

Wednesday, September 21 at 1:00pm ET

Recent headlines about ADA lawsuits have drawn attention to issues of accessibility for people with disabilities. This session explores how Marshall University and Hartford University are increasing faculty awareness of the importance of accessibility and helping faculty provide accessible courses and materials for all students. Join us to learn:

  • The necessity of making content accessible to all users and pointers on how to get started.
  • Strategies for departments across campus to work collaboratively on faculty outreach.


Best practices for designing, deploying, and supporting an online environment: The Kent State Online Template

Tuesday, September 20 at 2:00pm ET

The online environment is dynamic and collaborative. Consistency of design and delivery are essential for a good learner experience, and for creating an environment where ideas can be shared and creativity can grow. Join us to learn:

  • Strategies for designing, deploying, and supporting the Kent State Online Template.
  • Best practices for creating an online environment.