Open Education powered by Blackboard is a free, fully supported cloud offering for Blackboard customers who are interested in offering Open Online Courses and MOOCs to the public. With this platform, you can manage your initiative through a primary administrator account.
Administrators can perform the following tasks:
Because this is a shared platform, you do not have the same administrator privileges as you have in your institution's Blackboard Learn environment.
The platform is powered by the latest release of Blackboard LearnTM and also provides you with free access to Mobile LearnTM, xpLor, and Connect for Learn (U.S. and Canada only). To use Mobile Learn, students need to download the Blackboard Mobile Learn app and search for Open Education powered by Blackboard as the institution. They use their Open Education login credentials to access courses.
Open Education by Blackboard is hosted at http://openeducation.blackboard.com. The platform's home page is available before and after logging in, although different information appears.
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|Public View Before Logging In||User View After Logging In|
|Visitors can learn more about the platform, search for open education courses to enroll in, view which institutions are offering these opportunities, register their institutions, and log in.||After logging in, you are welcomed by name on the home page. You have access to information based on your role in the system. For example, administrators see a System Admin tab. |
Users may search for courses, enroll in courses, and access the courses they are enrolled in.