Friday, October 21, 2011

Blackboard Collaborate

All California and Hawaii community college educators can use Blackboard collaborate free.  MPICT is encouraging its use to expand the breadth,  depth and reach of ICT education - and to improve ICT education outcomes, for students, faculty, departments and institutions.  With Blackboard collaborate, you can "blow the walls off of your classroom," making more courses run by adding remote students, and having more students complete the courses successfully, because their diverse needs are better met.  MPICT can help you learn how
Newsline October 2011
The Road Ahead:
Blackboard Collaborate Vision Webinar

At Blackboard Collaborate, we've continued to partner with our customers to define an open, education-focused learning and collaboration platform that sets the standard worldwide. You asked, and we delivered with Blackboard CollaborateTM 11.
Now, hear how our platform will evolve to improve access to learners -- anywhere, any time, and on any device. Join Sr. Director of Product Management Valerie Schreiner as she shares our latest product roadmap, one that enhances the user experience, facilitates mobile learning, and enables effortless content discovery and reuse -- all for greater reach and ROI.

While the content for each webinar is the same, we've scheduled three sessions on November 1st and 2nd in multiple time zones. Just select the date and time that's best for you. Seating is limited. Register NOW!
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In Other News ...
Lights. Camera. Action. We want to share our passion about about Blackboard Collaborate! Check out these three new videos:
Customer Success Seminars. From tips and tricks and frequently asked questions to introductions to Blackboard Collaborate for Elluminate and Wimba customers, our new seminar series has something for everyone. View upcoming sessions.
Developing Skills Through Simulation. The University of the West of England has embarked on a wide-ranging initiative to embed the development of professional skills across all areas of study. One of the first projects under this initiative is SIMITA (SIMulations In Transactional Activities), which provides a seamless experience via Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate. Read case study.
Collaborate Blog: Liven Your LMS. How can you extend your learning management system to make it an even richer, more productive, environment? By integrating it with technology that actively engages its users, both students and instructors. Learn more about the benefits adding live collaboration to your LMS in our latest blog entry. View blog.
Hall of Fame Spotlight: Drexel University. The key to online and blended student retention is engaging students from the point of first contact through graduation--and beyond. While Drexel has a true campus-wide implementation of Blackboard Collaborate, the university’s School of Education optimizes Blackboard Collaborate to bring its campus to globally dispersed students through innovative programming. Learn more.
Blackboard Collaborate Update Released. We are pleased to announce minor updates for Blackboard Collaborate 11 web conferencing and Elluminate Live! V10 for hosted customers. For more information, visit our Support Portal. We encourage you to actively participate in the Customer Upgrade Center to learn more about Blackboard Collaborate 11 and our new releases.
Got Feedback? Have a question about anything in this issue? Just give us a call or send us an email. We'd love to hear from you.

Best regards,

Maurice Heiblum
Distinguished Lecture Series for K-12. Don't miss our next webinar on October 27th when will share how it saves schools and districts tens of thousands of dollars annually on professional development and training. Register now! Distinguished Lecture Series for Higher Ed. On October 287th, hear how Cleveland State Community College and University of Virginia add significant value by integrating Blackboard Collaborate with their learning management systems. Register now!

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