University of Phoenix Goes ‘Ultra’ With Blackboard SaaS

University of Phoenix Goes 'Ultra' With Blackboard SaaS

Hybrid secondary education pioneer and one of the largest providers of online education in North America, the University of Phoenix has chosen to leverage the Blackboard ecosystem to “enable a next-generation digital learning platform” for its estimated 140,000 students. A 2022 partnership extension announcement is available at The workplace-designed University already offers a virtual […]

Moodle In Blackboard’s Reflections On 20 Years Of Learning Technology

Moodle In Blackboard's Reflections On 20 Years Of Learning Technology

According to CEO Bill Ballhaus, Blackboard Learn is “the most complete and robust LMS available on the market today.” The past 20 years of Blackboard are summarized as: a digital environment that has now become second nature, a layer of interaction that guarantees intuitiveness and inclusiveness, so no peer is left out, and continuous pace of features and improvements, […]

BlackBoard Collaborate plugin updated for Moodle 2.9 #MoodlePlugins #Blackboard

Blackboard collaborate activity plugin is updated to a new version which supports Moodle 2.9 BB Collaborate is an activity plugin which allows the integration of Blackboard collaborate activities inside the Moodle course. Blackboard collaborate is a simple, convenient, and reliable online collaborative learning solution which delivers a level of engagement that makes learners feel like […]

New Plugin – Blackboard Collaborate

Another new plugin added to the Moodle plugins database is Blackboard Collaborate which allows the integration of Moodle with Blackboard Collaborate with Ultra experience. By using this plugin your users can join a Collaborate with the Ultra experience session from their Moodlerooms class. They don’t need to install Java or download and open Java-reliant files […]

New Plugin – Zoom Meeting hosts online meeting upto 25 participants

Zoom is a web and app based video conferencing service that gives authorized users the ability to host online meetings with up to 25 participants. Zoom offers many of the same features Blackboard Collaborate offers, including voice and video conferencing, screen sharing, and co-annotation.

New Plugin: Cisco WebEx Activity, schedule, launch, download recordings right from Moodle

Adding a synchronous element to your online class can bring the participants together real time for lectures, group meetings, presentations and more. There are a lot of ways to accomplish this in Moodle (Adobe Connect, Wiziq, Blackboard Collaborate, Big Blue Button, etc.), now if you’re organization is a Cisco Webex user there’s an activity available […]

How I would use a Free Blackboard Collaborate Room (a submission)

A frequent Moodlenews contributor, Frankie Kam, submitted the following in order to earn 1 year of Blackboard Collaborate from the promotion being run at (managed by Steve Hargadon).  It’s a great idea to create an international training and open learning environment to train beginning teachers and Moodlers on the finer points of Moodle course […]

Last Chance to win a Blackboard Collaborate license for your Moodle

The Collaborate for Good contest/sweepstakes is finishing up this week, anyone interested in winning a Blackboard Collaborate synchronous classroom for use for their class needs to submit according to the rules by 7/25.  Blackboard Collaborate was created through the Blackboard acquisition of Elluminate/Wimba online synchronous classroom tools. This is the last week to submit, or […]

No more Wimba/Elluminate for Moodlers: Blackboard Collaborate officially unveiled

Earlier this week at Blackboard World in Las Vegas Blackboard officially unveiled its synchronous meeting tool based on the two acquired products Wimba and Elluminate.  Current users of the two legacy products will be able to upgrade to the new official Blackboard product, Blackboard Collaborate at no cost; this includes all Moodle using institutions working […]