Supporting Bboogle: New Opportunities and Challenges for Faculty/Learning Technology Partnerships

Brian Nielsen
Northwestern University 

This site was prepared to support the presentation made at the 2011 BbWorld Conference on July 13, 2011.  The presentation itself was videorecorded and is available here.  The text of the talk is here. BN

Northwestern University has developed and made freely available a building block for Blackboard, called Bboogle, which integrates Google Apps for Education into Blackboard in a unique way, making the Blackboard/Google Apps combination especially well-suited for encouraging collaborative learning.  The building block will be demonstrated. Bboogle offers a new opportunity for engaging learning technologists more closely with faculty in designing collaborative learning experiences.  Design examples for using Bboogle in various learning situations will be shown.