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Tara Whitson

Manager of Online Instructional Support Services

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Texas


Tara Whitson
Developing a Faculty Resource Center in the Blackboard LMS
February 4, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

The University of Texas at Arlington has experienced extensive growth in its online courses over the past five years. As more colleges at the university offer programs in the Blackboard LMS, facu…

Designing for Online and Blended Courses
November 7, 2013 | A session at the ELI Online Fall Focus Session 2013

NOTE: The times listed are in EASTERN TIME. While learning managements systems like Moodle and Blackboard are still popular choices for facilitating online and augmented courses, these systems…

Barnes & Noble
October 18, 2011

Barnes & is the Internet's largest bookstore featuring everyday low prices on an outstanding selection of eBooks, eTextbooks, rental, used and new textbooks, critically acclaimed…

The Evolving LMS Market, Part I and Part II
December 21, 2010

In this post,the author discusses what the data are telling us so far about the recent shifts in the market, describe how colleges and universities come to decide that they need to go to market f…

What Makes the Biggest Impact on Student Learning?
March 12, 2013 | A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference

An instructional designer/adjunct public speaking professor and three of his students at the University at Albany will discuss what teaching strategies and classroom environments (traditional lec…

Blackboard Settles Longstanding Patent Fight With Rival Desire2Learn
December 16, 2009

Just weeks ago Blackboard said it would appeal its patent battle against rival Desire2Learn all the way to the Supreme Court, but on Tuesday both companies announced that they have settled th…

Using Analytics to Examine Course Design and Identify Effective Practices
February 6, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

UMBC has long had an interest in identifying the most active Blackboard courses for the purposes of identifying effective practices and practitioners. Participation in the field trial for Bb Anal…

Jason Day

Instructional Technologist

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio


Jason Day
Project Blackbird: Deploying Condor in a Blackboard Environment
October 29, 2009

Key Takeaways Breaking down operational silos through collaboration across organizations enables creative new uses of existing technology. Clemson University’s lead Blackboard system …


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