Kaltura, a market-leading open source online video platform and a Blackboard Premier Partner, helps universities deliver on this expectation by allowing faculty to easily create, edit and upload videos with a click of a button. Once the videos are uploaded to the platform, students can view the videos from any device in any location.
Seamless authoring, uploading, recording, searching and streaming of campus media content, including lecture capture
Optimal playback experience on desktop and mobile devices (including iPhone, iPad and Andriod)
Rich media ingestion, transcoding, editing, content and metadata management, and analytics
Advanced user access control and right management featuresIT4BC
Easy-to-use tools such as:
NEW! Mashup Tool Integration – Allows users to use/share more videos anywhere within Blackboard by embedding videos in the WYSIWYG editor, with a one-click access to videos in My Gallery and in the Faculty Repository. This simple flow enables additional functionality such as video assignments, video in forum posts and more.
NEW! Faculty Repository – Allows faculty members to easily share content with each other by making their media public in the searchable Faculty Repository. The repository also allows faculty to use library/curriculum media content for their courses.
My Media Tool – Provides each user with a personal media library where they can upload, edit and manage content, as well as share content with fellow course members.
Course Gallery – Allows members to search and view rich media assigned to a course. Administrators and faculty can also define content permissions to control viewing, uploading and sharing privileges.
Need more convincing? Indiana University/Purdue University adopted the Kaltura solution to help streamline the university’s media needs. Samanatha Birk, associate director for Instructional Technologies is an advocate of Kaltura’s solution, “Kaltura’s flexible and easy-to-use platform integrates well with Blackboard, allowing faculty to embed videos with specific lesson plans,” said Birk. “This solution provides a more rounded learning experience for our students.”
Things We Learned from the Transition to Online Course Evaluations at the University of Louisville
Wednesday, August 15th - 2pm ET
In fall 2010, a major metropolitan research institution transitioned our entire university from a paper/pencil administration of course evaluations to an online administration. The issues addressed in this presentation include, (a) successes of the transition; (b) data quality issues encountered during the transition; (c) the business practice of administrating online course evaluations using eXplorance's Blue/Evaluation software leveraging the Blackboard Learn platform; and (d) our continuing efforts to improve response rates. Issues addressed in this presentation are relevant to institutions who have either already made the transition to online course evaluation administration or are considering a transition in the future.
Join us for an eXplorance, University of Louisville, and Blackboard Webinar.
Announcing the Job & Career Accelerator Building Block for Blackboard Learn
Thursday, August 23rrd - 2pm ET
Join LearningExpress for an overview on how to fast-track your students’ careers! Colleges can now enhance their Blackboard Learn environment with LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™ and give their students easy access to an award-winning, powerful career exploration and job search tool.
During this webinar, we will demonstrate the exciting functionality of the Job & Career Accelerator, which integrates everything students need to conduct a successful job search and achieve professional success beyond the classroom. Interactive wizards guide students through each step of the process, from researching occupations that match their interests, to finding available jobs, preparing resumes, completing job applications, and organizing a successful job search.
ExamSoft: Using Real-time Performance Data to Help Students at Different Levels of Academic Performance
Wednesday, July 25th – 2pm ET
How do you make a material difference in student learning outcomes? Providing students with specific performance data is an invaluable tool to help them reach their academic goals. Join Eric Ermie, Program Manager for Assessment and Evaluation at Ohio State School of Medicine, and ExamSoft, a leader in computer-based testing, to see how personalized reports provide a clear picture of performance while removing the guesswork from self-directed learning efforts.
During this webinar, we will introduce the new ExamSoft Building Block, ExamSoft Connect. ExamSoft Connect synchronizes courses, student records, add/drop information, and grades seamlessly into the Blackboard Learn™ platform to create unified user experience for faculty and students.
We are pleased to announce the availability of the WileyPLUS Building Block, built by Blackboard, for the Blackboard Learn™ 9.1 platform, Service
Pack 5 and above. Faculty and instructors can now access WileyPLUS
materials directly within Blackboard Learn, making it easier than ever
for faculty to create a rich learning environment for their students.
Tested by instructors and students, this best-in-class integration is
designed to meet varying levels of digital usage.
and WileyPLUS, faculty and students can enjoy a unified learning
experience by integrating all course materials into their Blackboard
Single sign-on provides faculty and students with direct access to all WileyPLUS content with the convenience of one login.
links to WileyPLUS readings and assignments give faculty greater
control over how they deliver information and allow students to
conveniently access their course work.
ensures all grades appear in the Blackboard Grade Center, saving
instructors time and increasing student accountability.
Student data privacy compliance means student data is always protected and secure.
of a larger Blackboard effort to make it easier for clients to get the
most out of digital content and tools within the learning platform, this
integration is another example of how Blackboard Learn 9.1 enables an
improved teaching and learning experience through open architecture and
We encourage you to install the
free building block before the fall semester begins so your faculty and
students will be ready to take full advantage of the integrated
What does this mean for you? Blackboard
can be a channel for all this content and tools, helping faculty make
sense of the numerous digital content options available to them.
Blackboard offers a broad choice of content to choose from right within
the Blackboard Learn course.
and Cengage Learning have partnered to streamline access to digital
solutions and content within the Blackboard Learn™ platform. Instructors and students can now access Cengage Learning digital
products, including CourseMate and MindTap™, directly within the Blackboard Learn platform.
Read more about how creating dynamic courses just got easier and how you can get started.
As we write about in the blog, “Choice Made Simple: Streamlining Access to Digital Content” there’s no doubt that the growth of digital learning content is
accelerating. The benefits of this technology revolution to educators
are massive – including access to infinite content sources from around
the world, ability to build and manage courses quickly and efficiently,
powerful learning tools that engage students and improve student
outcomes. However, the options can also be daunting.
Introducing Blackboard Digital Content™
Blackboard can be a channel for all this content and
tools, helping faculty make sense of the numerous digital content
options available to them. Now faculty can quickly and easily integrate
rich digital content – all from directly within the Blackboard Learn
Access to infinite content sources from around the world
Ability to build and manage courses quickly and efficiently
Powerful learning tools that engage students more
Opportunity to improve student outcomes by addressing varied learning modalities
Ability to easily exchange ideas and content with peers
Blackboard Digital Content includes:
Publisher-Generated Content: Faculty can pick and
choose rich digital content from a wide variety of publisher sources,
including Cengage Learning, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson and Wiley.
All seamlessly integrated into the Blackboard Learn platform.
Community-Generated Content: Faculty can leverage the
contributions of peers and share their own content, exchange innovative
ideas and content, and easily find and integrate community-generated
content into courses with just a few clicks.
Instructor-Generated Content: Faculty can leverage the
Blackboard Learn platform to create their own content – including
podcasts, videos and webinars. Easily pull in resources from YouTube,
Flickr, SlideShare and more – and share their customized course with
peers regardless of their LMS.
Give Your Instructors the Power to Succeed
Blackboard Learn has a wide range of integrations that incorporate the
company’s industry-leading approach with digital content from Learning
Management Systems, including our newest partner integrations from
Learning.com and Pearson. These integrations enable instructors to
easily find, adopt and share all types of content within their
Empower your instructors with more choice in a single
download. Install the free publisher and Learning.com Building Blocks
today, and enable your instructors to easily integrate rich digital
content directly into their courses—all from within the Blackboard Learn
Is your Internships.com Building Block up-to-date? As an education
technology company, we’re only as good as our products and tools –
that’s why we’re constantly striving to improve. Download the latest version
of the Building Block and make sure you’ve upgraded to take advantage
of the latest functionality and resources from Internships.com within
the Blackboard Learn platform.