What’s Next for Blackboard?

180405695WKU has been using Blackboard as our learning management system (LMS) since 1999. Over the years, I’ve seen many changes in how our faculty use it to teach, collaborate with students and create a sense of community.

I’ve also been very aware of the increased quality in the competition in the LMS world. Frankly, I’ve wondered whether Blackboard would go the way of WordPerfect.

BbWorld, Blackboard’s annual conference, just wrapped up this week. According to Michael Feldstein (@mfelstein67) there were some amazing announcements. Check out his blog post, Blackboard’s Big News that Nobody Noticed.

In response to Instructure, Canvas’s LMS that has been creating a storm in the online learning arena, Bb has made some serious changes, and I would say it’s about time.

Mr. Feldstein said it so well, “Who would have thought in a million years that the LMS space could become interesting again?”

Now I’m sorry I missed that conference!



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