Blackboard Learning System


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Blackboard Learning System

A widely used education system from Blackboard Inc., Washington, D.C. (www.blackboard.com). Part of the company's Blackboard Academic Suite, it includes course management, content authoring, collaborative discussions, virtual classrooms, as well as testing and grading.
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The traditional blackboard, then, functions symbolically as a fulcrum for shifting long-established (frequently negative) attitudes about the classroom toward reconceived notions about learning when a new system, such as the Blackboard Learning System, is introduced.
The Tegrity Campus Blackboard Building Block component uses information already available in the Blackboard Learning System to automatically catalogue the recordings by course.
They can search the library's digital content and "collect" this information within their course materials using the Blackboard Learning System. Also, faculty members can create predefined ENCompass searches for students and select documents, images, and other digital information to be used as course content.
With the integration of Blackboard Learning System software, it facilitates authentication information between the two systems.
Waypoint can also integrate with Blackboard Learning System as a Blackboard Building Block to authenticate professors and students and log them in, synchronize the class roster, and return feedback and grades to the Blackboard gradebook.
Endeavor Information Systems has announced the development of an interface between the ENCompas s system for managing, searching, and linking diverse collections and the Blackboard Learning System. Endeavor also announced an agreement with LexisNexis that will make select LexisNexis databases available through ENCompass.