LMS Project Part 3 (Unit 4) Blackboard Learning System
Blackboard Learn is a student-centered LMS and provides
the necessary tools which are explained in the following
Global navigation allows access to assignments and
Updates and notifications remind of important dates and
Collaborative spaces allow for communication with the
Mobile capabilities allow for learning anytime and
Critical information is consolidated into a simple format.
Eliminates the need for students and teachers to visit
multiple places within the LMS to stay current.
Global Navigation Menu: Entry point to
Access to courses, organizations , settings, and help is
located on the Global Navigation Menu.
My Blackboard: Profile
A profile includes a picture, area of study, and a
My Blackboard: People
Enables the discovery of others in the academic network.
My Blackboard: Posts
Includes posts from all courses. Discussion board, blog,
journal, and wiki posts are displayed.
My Blackboard: Updates
Notifications are consolidated from all courses and are
separate from posts for easier management.
My Blackboard: My Grades
All grades are centralized in one location.
Blackboard Learn uses a set of collaboration tools which
include wikis, journals, blogs, and discussions.
Efficient Teaching Tasks
Blackboard Learn improves teaching in an online
environment as well as the classroom.
Texts and posts provide real-time feedback.
Content is created, managed, and shared without the
requirement of advanced technical skills.
Assessments are made and evaluated easily.
Discussions within Blackboard Learn provide instructors
and students with an engaging experience.
The content editor reads, writes, and renders modern
HTML giving the ability to insert material with greater
Blackboard Learn allows teachers to review and grade
submitted assignments online without having to download
Blackboard Learn provides learners and teachers the
tools necessary for both online and hybrid learning
The content editor allows for integration of social media
tools such as YouTube and Flickr.
The “My Blackboard” feature creates a centralized
location for users to navigate the site easily.
Since Blackboard is proprietary, customization is
The SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model)
is a collection and harmonization of specifications and
standards that defines the interrelationship of content
objects, data models and protocols such that objects are
sharable across systems that conform to the same model.
This specification promotes reusability and
interoperability of learning content across Learning
Management Systems (LMSs) (ADL,2013).
According to the Advanced Distributed Learning
website, the Blackboard Learning System is SCORM
Advanced Distributed Learning. (2013). SCORM.
Retrieved from http://www.adlnet.gov/scorm/
Blackboard. (2013). Products. Retrieved from