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Hi all - If any of you work at schools who use Blackboard, I hope you've seen great improvements in terms of your ability to integrate, extend and customize your learning environments over the past 18-24 months. I wanted to make everyone aware of a webinar to learn more about what openness means in relation to Blackboard. Thank you, -George Webinar: What Openness Means Wednesday, April 11, 2012 11:00 am US EDT Blackboard is committed to providing an open, extensible learning management system that allows clients the flexibility to customize in order to fit the needs of their institution. Our open approach extends to the way we work with our clients to build our technology. Join David Ashman, Principal Architect for Blackboard Learn, to learn more about the Blackboard approach to openness, including: - Open API, for third party developers to extend the Learn platform through the Building Blocks program (Building Blocks are what Blackboard calls plugins) - Open standards that define non-proprietary solutions for common problems and provide end users a broader choice through multiple vendors - Open database to enable client access to and understanding of the data and structures in your installation - Open community to share roadmap information and empower users to shape ongoing product development - Open education initiatives to support clients to share and license course resources This email and any attachments may contain confidential and proprietary information of Blackboard that is for the sole use of the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient, disclosure, copying, re-distribution or other use of any of this information is strictly prohibited. Please immediately notify the sender and delete this transmission if you received this email in error. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at


Sounds good, George. Thanks for sharing. I trust that the on-demand recording of this Web presentation will itself be open to anyone who cannot make the real-time show. Ed Garay Assistant Director for Academic Computing Director, UIC Instructional Technology Lab University of Illinois at Chicago ITL Blog: ** in hotel rooms... I'd rather have Wi-Fi than water {{ Sent from iPad }}

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