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Blackboard Learning System


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Blackboard Learning System

Available for
windows* mac
linux** unix
java

Tags
education learning collaboration course-management

The Blackboard Learning System is an easy-to-use, intuitive application that encourages students' involvement in communication, collaboration and interaction. Instructors will find they can easily evaluate performance with the user-friendly tools; students will truly enjoy learning. Institutions worldwide are using Blackboard with remarkable results.

Because Blackboard tailors instruction to specific learning needs, students can learn at their own pace on custom learning paths for individuals or groups. They will be able to access any resource at any time with the web-enhanced and hybrid educational programs powered by Blackboard technology.

Teachers can use any theory or model-based method, whether instructing high school, community college or an MBA program. Blackboard is highly flexible and focuses on student achievement. Students busy with family or jobs will be able to better attain their goals with the customizable content of Blackboard. Instructors can use the course management capabilities to focus on creation and setup of courses. The content authoring features a WYSIWYG editing tool; the custom learning paths include a syllabus builder.

The Communication feature of Blackboard facilitates group learning and teamwork with discussion boards and the Virtual Classroom feature supports live interaction through text-based group chat.

The Assessment capabilities offer a variety of tools. Assessments can be made from scratch or instructors can draw from test banks of questions or even use surveys. Varied question types such as multiple choice or true/false are included. Students can give their responses straight into the Gradebook for easy tracking. The reporting and performance dashboard gives student progress at a glance and enables usage data to be reviewed for an entire course.

The Blackboard Learning System has proved to be effective, innovative and dynamic for both students and instructors.

Open source Blackboard Learning System alternatives

Moodle 1.9
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
Moodle, an open source course management system, that uses pedagogical principles to create online learning communities. Briefly, pedagogical principles theorize that people construct new knowledge... Read more
Sakai 2.5
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
Sakai is an open source learning system, an online collaboration to support teaching, learning and research collaboration. Many of the developers come from the organizations that are using Sakai; an... Read more



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