Blackboard Receives Major Upgrade to Learning Software

By Blackboard Inc., Special for  USDR

Blackboard Inc., the world’s leading education technology company, today announced the general availability of Moodlerooms 3.0, the latest version of its enterprise open source solution dedicated to institutions and organizations leveraging the Moodle platform. The new features and improvements will be presented in detail in the first-ever Open Learning track at BbWorld 2016, Blackboard’s education conference focused on helping institutions meet the needs of learners, taking place July 12-14 in Las  Vegas.

The new version of Moodlerooms includes all the updates made available with Moodle 3.0, such as streamlined course editing and tagging, new dynamic and interactive question types, a one-step plugin function, and improved accessibility. It also implements all the recent Mahara 15.10 ePortfolio and social networks management capabilities for a better interaction between  users.

“Moodlerooms 3.0 is enhancing the online teaching and learning experience for millions of users around the world,” said Phill Miller, Vice President of Open Solutions for Moodle at Blackboard. “This new version is another example of our commitment to providing Moodle customers with a constantly improving platform that supports the needs of students, teachers and organisations around the  world.”

Moodlerooms 3.0 also offers new X­Ray Learning Analytics features, an improved Snap theme and an enhanced integration with Blackboard Collaborate to make teaching and learning an easier and more engaging  process.

Enhancements added to X­Ray Learning Analytics improve the layout of reports for an easier navigation. The must-see data such as the number of students at risk, number of student logins, and the average course grade are displayed at the top of the page, giving teachers a quick overview of the status of the course and facilitating their intervention to support  learners.

The Snap theme offers several improvements across desktop, tablet, and mobile devices such as a streamlined login page and an easier navigation between course page, course cards and activities. It also presents a redesigned mobile interface of the course area to improve the user experience and make it easier for educators and learners to tailor the information display to their  needs.

The latest Blackboard Collaborate features have been integrated into Moodlerooms 3.0 to give users an improved virtual classroom experience. For example, teachers are now able to invite guests to their virtual classroom through a simple link and students can easily download session recordings, allowing them to review the contents  offline.

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About Blackboard  Inc.

Blackboard is the world’s leading education technology company. We challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern-day learner and the institutions that serve them. In partnership with our customers and partners in higher education and K-12 as well as corporations and government agencies around the world, our mission is to help every learner achieve their full potential by inspiring a passion for lifelong learning. For more information about Blackboard, follow us on Twitter  @Blackboard.

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