Blackboard Learn 9 – FREE

It’s called CourseSites. John Fontaine calls it “a reimagining” of what once was. The value-add for faculty, in my opinion, AND potentially for your institution are the Course Structures and Course Themes.

Course Structures allow the Instructor, alone without supportive designers, and without expertise in developing online experiences, to read about and choose from 1 of 30 pre-built “structures” for the organization of his or her course.

Course Themes provide the eye candy, the bells and whistles that hopefully more fully engage the student.

Coming from a background in an institution that has few faculty resources for venturing into electronic spaces, Course Structures and Course Themes make ALOT of sense.

So try it out. Build and run your course. FREE.