What's New in Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1 for K-12


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This introductory 30 minute session is intended to provide clients with a high level overview of Release 9.1 including the new capabilities and resources to learn more and begin the upgrade planning process. This session does not include a demo of the release. Product demonstrations along with a more thorough discussion of the new capabilities will be delivered during the Life in 9.1 series and are market specific. For a more detailed discussion around the upgrade process clients should also attend the Upgrade Success webinars which are also market specific. Intended Audience: Blackboard Learning System, Release 8 or earlier and Blackboard Learn, Release 9.0.

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What's New in Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1 for K-12

  1. 1. What’s New in Blackboard Learn™<br />Release 9.1<br />
  2. 2. Learning Objectives for This Session<br />WHAT’S NEW IN BLACKBOARD LEARN, RELEASE 9.1<br />Next Steps:<br />Upgrade Center<br />On Demand Learning Center<br />Preview Account<br />Additional Webinars<br />Contact Your Blackboard Account Representative<br />Objectives:<br />Provide a high level overview of what is in the new release and the resources available to help you learn more and start planning your upgrade<br />
  3. 3. WHAT’S NEW IN BLACKBOARD LEARN, RELEASE 9.1<br />Commitment to Quality<br />Client Feedback<br />Addressing K-12 Challenges<br />Change Management <br />Q&A<br />
  4. 4. COMMITMENT TO QUALITY<br />Quality is More Than Just Bug Counts. <br /><ul><li>Fixing issues quickly
  5. 5. Fixing issues that matter most
  6. 6. Client input shaping product roadmap
  7. 7. Supporting change
  8. 8. Effectively communicating
  9. 9. Being prepared</li></ul>To respond effectively Blackboard is committed to…<br />
  10. 10. WHAT’S NEW IN BLACKBOARD LEARN, RELEASE 9.1<br />Commitment to Quality<br />Client Feedback<br />Addressing K-12 Challenges<br />Change Management <br />Q&A<br />
  11. 11. CLIENT FEEDBACK<br />Beta Client Quote<br />“While we are just beginning to apply the new K-12-specific features of 9.1, we are very excited by the new Standards Alignment and Lesson Plan tools incorporated into the product. These, along with the blog and wiki tools, create a managed learning environment that will engage K-12 teachers and administrators and allow them to apply new practices required of 21st Century learners and teachers!” <br />Daniel Lake at Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES<br />
  12. 12. CLIENT FEEDBACK<br />Beta Client Quote<br />“Today’s students are knowledge seekers, and information seekers, and users of social networking technology. And in order to be successful in our global economy, and in order for them to be global citizens, they need to learn using social networking tools and globalization tools. And Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1 is the closest available to providing that functionality in a learning management system today.” <br />Jed Friedrichsen at Blendedschools.net<br />
  13. 13. WHAT’S NEW IN BLACKBOARD LEARN, RELEASE 9.1<br />Commitment to Quality<br />Client Feedback<br />Addressing K-12 Challenges<br />Change Management <br />Wrap-Up and Q&A<br />
  14. 14. ADRESSING K-12 CHALLENGES<br /><ul><li>We need to prepare learners to be globally competitive through the development of 21st century skills.”</li></ul>Jed Friedrichsen, Chief Administrative Officer, Blendedschools.net<br /><ul><li>I don’t believe there’s a district in the nation that would tell you standards doesn’t play a role in the work that they do.  In this age of accountability, our state assessment system is driven by state standards.  Therefore, we have to be granular about what our standards are and how those standards translate into instruction.”</li></ul>Dr. Lissa Pijanowski, Asst. Sup. for Academics and Accountability, Forsyth County, Georgia <br />
  15. 15. Developing 21st Century Skills<br />ADDRESSING K-12 CHALLENGES<br />Individualized Instruction<br />Integrated Media and Engaging Content<br />Active and Social Learning<br />Accessible, Learner Centric Approach in Release 9.1<br />
  16. 16. Promote Active Collaboration<br />DEVELOPING 21ST CENTURY SKILLS<br />Course Wikis<br />
  17. 17. Integrate Visually Engaging Content<br />DEVELOPING 21ST CENTURY SKILLS<br />Mash-Ups<br />
  18. 18. Driving Standards-Based Teaching and Learning<br />ADDRESSING K-12 CHALLENGES<br />Lesson Planning<br />Standards Alignment and Reporting<br />Curriculum Management<br />Standards Based Instruction in Release 9.1<br />
  19. 19. Involve Teachers in Standards Alignment<br />DRIVING STANDARDS-BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING<br />Course Level Standards Access<br />
  20. 20. Search and Add Alignments<br />DRIVING STANDARDS-BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING<br />Course Level Standards Access<br />
  21. 21. Make Standards Alignment Transparent<br />DRIVING STANDARDS-BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING<br />Visible Standards at Course Level<br />
  22. 22. Identify Student Needs Quickly<br />DRIVING STANDARDS-BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING<br />Standards Reporting<br />
  23. 23. Update Standards Alignments Automatically<br />DRIVING STANDARDS-BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING<br />Standards Mapping<br />
  24. 24. WHAT’S NEW IN BLACKBOARD LEARN, RELEASE 9.1<br />Commitment to Quality<br />Client Feedback<br />Addressing K-12 Challenges<br />Change Management <br />Q&A<br />
  25. 25. CHANGE MANAGEMENT<br />Upgrade Center<br /><ul><li>Dedicated upgrade site
  26. 26. Customized by version
  27. 27. Step by step upgrade process
  28. 28. Includes upgrade planning tools</li></li></ul><li>On-Demand Learning Center<br />CHANGE MANAGEMENT<br />Resources to help train end users on new releases, helping drive adoption and reduce costs<br /><ul><li>Video Tutorials
  29. 29. Quick Reference Guides
  30. 30. Dr. C Podcasts
  31. 31. Free</li></li></ul><li>Preview Account<br />CHANGE MANAGEMENT<br />Orientation Course<br />Getting Started steps and links<br />Opportunity to collaborate with other clients<br />Cross-references other key resources<br />
  32. 32. Next Steps<br />CHANGE MANAGEMENT<br /><ul><li> Visit the Upgrade Center</li></ul>www.blackboard.com/upgradecenter<br /><ul><li> Visit the On Demand Learning Center</li></ul>ondemand.blackboard.com<br /><ul><li>Sign Up for a Preview Account</li></ul>behind.blackboard.com/Preview-Account-Request<br /><ul><li> Register for an upcoming webinar</li></ul>www.blackboard.com/webinars<br /><ul><li> Contact Your Blackboard Account Representative:</li></li></ul><li>WHAT’S NEW IN BLACKBOARD LEARN, RELEASE 9.1<br />Commitment to Quality<br />Client Feedback<br />Addressing K-12 Challenges<br />Change Management <br />Q&A<br />
  33. 33. Thank you!<br />Julie.kelleher@blackboard.com<br />