Blackboard is a Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS is the infrastructure that delivers and manages instructional content, identifies and assesses individual and organizational learning or training goals, tracks the progress towards meeting those goals, and collects and presents data for supervising the learning process of the organization as a whole. A Learning Management System delivers content but also handles registering for courses, course administration, skills gap analysis, tracking, and reporting.

Using an LMS alongside your curriculum allows the faculty member to streamline some of their content delivery methods. It can reduce the amount of paper documents carried by students and professors. It also allows students to be cognizant of their current academic standing within a course. Not only does it help the faculty members and provide easy access anywhere for students, it also allows the administration to run quantitative data reports. Much of the data retrieved, helps to further the college mission by showing an accurate assessment of our student population.

To see each individual video instead of the playlist, just click on the word “Playlist” in the upper left hand corner and a drop down menu will show you each individual video. Click on the video you wish to view.


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