Keynote Speaker: Blackboard's Tom Gaertig

Faculty Summer Institute 2013, focused on the theme of “Enriching Education through Digital Resources.” Our Keynote speaker, Tom Gaertig, shared in his presentation, what to expect from open resources and digital content such as Collaboration tools/Resources, Blackboard Products, and SafeAssign Road Map.

Blackboard has been devoted to refining the education experience for higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations. Blackboard is always working to improve their products by coming together with teachers, administrators, students, and parents to develop a superior education experience.

Blackboard has created/updated several tools that will be available in the new SP11, such as:

Inline Assignment Grading: Now you can view assignments and provide feedback within the web browser itself. No more file downloads!

Calendar: Add personal events and export to third party calendars like Outlook. You can move an item by a simple drag and drop.

Video Everywhere: With a Google account, you can create videos and store them in your personal YouTube video library. Take that video and embed it in your course.



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FSI 2013 was a very engaging and inspirational event. Please review the other videos and Handouts from the conference. See you at the Faculty Summer Institute 2014!!