m ore ways to collaborate. t han ever before…. e ndless possibilities. Over the years, our customers have demonstrated that when it comes to using Blackboard Collaborate, the POSSIBILITIES ARE ALMOST ENDLESS.
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Over the years, our customers have demonstrated that when it comes to using Blackboard Collaborate, the POSSIBILITIES ARE ALMOST ENDLESS.
Here are just 10 of the many ways you can put Blackboard Collaborate to work for your institution, each with it’s own mini-case study.
Christine PageManager of Technology Integration and Resource CenterThe College of Saint Rose
Traditional distance learning programs have low completion rates. Today’s instructors need a method to effectively engage students in a blended or totally online environment.
Reduced Online Course Attrition Rate by 48%
reduction in average $ spent per student
increase in grades for students who listened to archives compared to those who only used slides
You can easily host effective meetings, significantly reducing travel and related costs and decreasing time away from the job.
“Blackboard Collaborate allows us to realize operational efficiencies in all facets of our institution through reduced travel costs, enhanced ability to provide on-demand services, and use of innovative strategies for faculty and staff development”
in a 12-month span by holding statewide staff meetings online
Dr. Kara Monroe Assistant Vice ProvostCenter for Instructional TechnologyIvy Tech Community College
Instructors can easily convert session recordings to industry-standard MP3 and MP4 formatsfor students to stream or download to desktop, laptop, or ANY mobile device.
students wholistened to session archives increased grades 24% on quizzes and final exams compared to those who only used slides
Students downloaded 23,000 session recordings in 2012
Expand your reach, attract more participants and presenters, and reduce travel and facilities costs by offering a virtual component to your conference or holding it completely online.
Today’s tech-savvy, constantly connected students want to participate in real-time classes and collaboration sessions on their mobile devices—from wherever they are.
“Adding support for Android devices helps our accessibility initiative by giving students more options for communicating with their instructors at a distance. Students can attend a quick, on-the-go tutoring session or drop into an instructor's virtual office via their Android Smartphone. No computer required.”
Jason BusbinStudent Support SpecialistUniversity of West Georgia
Teachers can extend availability to studentswith a virtual office. Application sharing and queued chat for tutoring and online office hours provide an ideal learning environment.
“An instructor came to me wanting to use Second Life for virtual office hours. I asked him what his goals were, and he said he wanted to be accessible and personalized. As soon as I showed him the video and screen sharing in Blackboard Collaborate enterprise instant messaging, he was SOLD.”
Jane HimmelAssociate Director, Center for Distributed LearningUniversity of North Texas
Expand geographical reach, attract more students and increase competitive advantage. Showcase your programs for prospective students and their parents online. Conduct orientation for new students and record the sessions for those who couldn’t attend.
At their Virtual Open Week, 22 schools held 116 sessions for prospective students and their parents:
of attendees said they were much more likely to study at the university
of attendees said they would recommend to a friend
SPEAKER/VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Online education is all about creating engaging learning environments. Bring in remote experts like writers or scientists to the virtual classroom or send students on a virtual field trip, such as a museum tour
by inviting guest experts to present virtually in one class
Attract and retain qualified instructors and staff by providing cost-effective, ongoing professional development. Connect teachers on a campus-wide level to share best practices. Offer real-time or recorded training sessions for applications, tools, and administrative systems.
participated in a 12-week, credit-bearing training course for faculty
completed a faculty development workshop in the 2011-12 academic year
Need additional methods to provide support and immediate assistance to students, faculty, and staff? Supplement your physical help desk or learning center. So students can get access to experts and resources without coming to campus.
connected library services and help desks across
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