Blackboard World 2013 Recap

Recently a team from Valencia traveled to Blackboard World 2013 in Las Vegas to learn more about the future of Blackboard, what other institutions are doing, and best practices. This will be a recount of BbWorld13 in a nutshell (including all the recap videos by Blackboard). One of our instructional designer, Josh Murdock (@ProfessorJosh), was chosen […]


Valencia Bug Watch: Video Everywhere issues in Discussions and Assignments

A few bugs have been discovered as faculty and students start using the new Video Everywhere tool that easily integrates YouTube into Blackboard for recording and posting videos. Discussion postings made by students using video everywhere do not have a REPLY button when posted as embedded. The Video Everywhere does not work for students when […]


Adding an Avatar to Blackboard Learn (VIDEO)

Your personal avatar has become more visible in the latest update to Blackboard Learn Service Pack 11, especially with the changes to discussions. Adding an avatar may give students a better connection with you as a person when featuring your photo (see above). You might want to think about asking your students to do the […]


Library Links in Blackboard Made Simple

Adding links to digital library items such as articles, ebooks, and videos can be a pain at Valencia, since it has required in the past for students to log into their account a second time. Now it’s simple to add links without students and faculty having to log into the library system again, once they […]


Using Web 2.0 Tools in Blackboard

Blackboard has a variety of great training resources available on its On Demand Learning Center to help instructors and students learn about a topic or tool in Blackboard Learning 9.1. We refer instructors and students to this site all the time to explain a topic in under 5 minutes typically. There are video tutorials and […]