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Communication & Adoption Toolkit

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13:05, 18 Jun 2013

The linked resources are available in English only.

The Blackboard Learn Communication and Adoption Toolkit is a collection of resources that Blackboard recommends using when upgrading to a new version of Blackboard Learn, specifically Service Pack 12. These tools will help you generate excitement and drive adoption of the new features among your learning community.

Communication Checklist

Building a communication plan from the ground up takes time. That's why we've developed a checklist to help guide your strategy. You can download and customize this checklist to fit your needs, and it's workable for all Service Pack upgrades.

Communication Checklist.docx

Communication Resources for Web & Distribution

You don't need to create everything from scratch. These flyers, postcards, web tiles, and headers / footers can be easily used on your institutional web properties or distributed to generate excitement about the latest Blackboard Learn updates.  The zip file below contains the following resources:

Communication Resources - Jan 2013.zip

  • My Blackboard Flyer (8.5 x 11)
  • My Blackboard (with Social Learning Tools) Flyer (8.5 x 11)
  • "There's More to Learn" postcard
  • My Blackboard postcard
  • My Blackboard (with Social Learning Tools) postcard
  • "See What's Better" web tile (GIF & JPG files)
  • "There's More to Learn" web tile (GIF & JPG files)
  • "Learning Gets Social" web tile (GIF & JPG files)
  • Blackboard Learn Header & Footer graphics (JPG)

End-User Feature Guide

A detailed overview of each of the new end-user features and enhancements that are part of Service Pack 12, which you can customize and combine to meet your institution's needs.

End-User Feature Guide - SP12

Video & Web Resources

Here are additional videos and web resources that we recommend you share with your students and educators.

  • Educator YouTube Playlist - this playlist includes quick hit feature introduction videos focused on educators teaching with Blackboard
  • Student YouTube Playlist - this playlist includes quick hit feature videos focused on students using Blackboard Learn
  • IT Pro YouTube Playlist - this playlist includes quick hit feature videos focused on Blackboard Learn System Administrators and Instructional technologists
  • "A Better Blackboard Learn Starts Now" Video - share this overview video to get educators and students excited about the enhanced Blackboard Learn
  • "The Making of a Better Blackboard Learn" Video - share this video to give your educators and students a glimpse into how we created the latest version of Blackboard Learn
  • On Demand Learning Center - this site provides comprehensive resources for how-to-videos and guides for educators and students
  • 9.1 Feature Showcase - Dive deep into the individual features and workflows in Blackboard Learn 9.1, for all service packs. Forward this link to your faculty
  • Client Impact Report - this report provides a visual overview of how 600+ institutions impacted the design of SP10, detailing new features and client testimonials on those features.

If you have any feedback regarding the tools you see on this page or if there is a tool that you would like us to add, please let us know.

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