Blackboard Mobile is here!
Gallaudet University was an early adopter of a course management system in 1996 and has been using Blackboard tools since June 2001. As of Fall 2008, approximately 95% of courses offered utilize Blackboard Academic Suite to enhance teaching and learning. Blackboard Academic Suite which encompasses the three main tools of the suites: Learning Systems; Community System; and Content System.
Adding the Blackboard Content System to Gallaudet University's existing Learning and Community Systems accelerated the adoption and use of eLearning tools and provided alternatives that satisfy a variety of academic and non-academic goals. With the Content System, we are able to provide our users with a virtual hard drive with ability to create electronic portfolios. Users have complete control of their own files and resources with the ability to share and delegate permissions (read, write, delete) to others. Building on the existing experience and knowledge of the Blackboard tools among our faculty, staff, and students, their adoption of the Content System has been relatively painless.
Course shells in Blackboard are automatically created for all courses that are offered. If you are unable to see your courses for the current term, it's likely that the information is not updated in Bison (Peoplesoft/Student Information System). Once students register or instructors are assigned to courses, Blackboard will update with current data from Bison.