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Southeastern represented at Blackboard World Conference

Southeastern represented at Blackboard World Conference

Press Release Date: 7-20-2011

Ellen Hendrix

DURANT, Okla. – Ellen Hendrix, Instructional Technology Specialist and Blackboard System Administrator at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, was a presenter at the Blackboard World 2011 Conference July 11-15.

Her presentation, “From Bb Basic 7.3 to Bb Learn 9.1 Enterprise,’’ demonstrated the roadmap developed for guiding the University through the Blackboard upgrade process, which began in July 2010.

The presentation focused on the customized training materials and training sessions developed and conducted by Hendrix.

Blackboard is a course-management system used to deliver course contest online. Instructors post class announcements, upload course documents, post grades, etc., within Blackboard. Students then access their Blackboard courses to retrieve the content any time and anywhere they have Internet access.

Southeastern delivers approximately 150 online classes through Blackboard each semester. In addition, more than 325 face-to-face classes utilize Blackboard per fall/spring semesters to enhance teaching and learning through the use of technology.

Since January, more than 200 Southeastern faculty members, staff and students have participated in these training sessions, which are on-going. After almost a year of preparation, Blackboard Learn 9.1 was successfully launched June 6 of this year, the first day of summer classes at Southeastern.