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Anthology (formerly Blackboard) offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. The company’s mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.

Through over 60 SaaS products and services, Anthology (formerly Blackboard) advances learning in partnership with higher education, business, and government institutions. Tapping into this unmatched portfolio of solutions, only Anthology (formerly Blackboard) can leverage data from across the EdTech ecosystem to create intelligent experiences that lead to better outcomes.

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The art of hiring is a daunting challenge for any manager. It is a task that often defies conventional wisdom, where promising interviewees may not always be the best fit for a role.
In the ever-evolving landscape of education technology, course creators and subject matter experts are faced with the dual challenge of developing engaging and impactful training content while navigating the intricacies of learning management systems.
In the dynamic landscape of education technology, staying ahead requires continuous innovation. At Anthology, we're committed to delivering monthly feature enhancements within Blackboard® Learn, empowering both course creators and learners to excel. The ever-evolving needs of organizations and learners are at the heart of our endeavors. Guided by invaluable client feedback, we're proud to unveil a wide range of enhancements that are transforming the teaching and learning experience. So, let's take a journey through our recent milestones.
New progress tracking, accessibility and course building tools streamline critical processes for instructors and provide key data to unlock employee success.
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) serves the 40 million people who live in the state of California. The CDSS is one of the largest government agencies in the United States. Its stated mission is to “serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence.”
A shopper who enters a supermarket instantly feels a sense of confidence and trust. They believe every food item and every drink in the store is safe. It’s an important part of daily life. Imagine what would happen if exactly the opposite became true. What would people eat? Where would they shop? What might happen to their health? It would be a disaster.
After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and its numerous and varied challenges, economic realities are starting to hit many of the world’s most well-known technology companies. As shown in the stats below, these companies are laying off thousands of employees.
Empowering Top Talent Through Education
Like any large organization, the Department of Defense (DoD) must communicate. For the DoD, communication must take place with members of the armed forces, its constituent groups, media organizations, and the general public.
The Latest Data and How to Address It
American Special Operations Forces. That’s a potentially frightening phrase. Say it again: American Special Operations Forces. There’s a lot that’s not known about this group and that’s intentional. But everyone knows that these forces are among the most elite and best trained in the world. The service people in these groups regularly complete dangerous missions, using extremely complex equipment and specialized skills, usually thousands of miles away from their home base.
With 26% of the U.S. living with some form of disability, it’s vital to provide online training that meets learner needs. What is accessibility? It can be a confusing and misunderstood concept. Some might think it’s making a building accessible to a person who uses a wheelchair. To others, it might be making sure that someone with a disability can get through an airport and onto an airplane with less difficulty. While these scenarios are part of accessibility, the definition has changed dramatically in the last ten years. The full range of what is officially considered a disability has greatly expanded. Today, 61 million American adults are considered to have some type of disability. Current accessibility guiding principles come from federal laws under Section 508 Standards established under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In today’s digital environment, in order to stay compliant, companies must ensure that a person with a disability has the same access to digital content and training as people without a disability.
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The USDA has many roles, but one crucial job is ensuring the safety of what Americans eat and drink. This happens through an agency called the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The stated goal: “FSIS protects the public's health by ensuring that meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome, and properly labeled. FSIS is part of a science-based national system to ensure food safety and food defense.” There are over 3,300 inspectors in the FSIS. While it’s just one part of the USDA, the FSIS is a large department with thousands of employees and contractors around the country. The inspection department has 10 district offices with numerous sub-offices. The Denver office alone serves 13 states and U.S. territories. The FSIS also works closely with private enterprises to ensure the safety of the food supply.
The past two years have been a challenging time for all sectors of industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that is perhaps especially the case for U.S. military educators. The shift to digital learning was one that virtually all institutions were forced to make, regardless of how prepared they were to do so.
Competition for a smart and reliable workforce continues to grow. Today’s state agencies are competing against higher tech salaries and work from home opportunities. But there are ways to win top talent that don’t include breaking the salary bank.
Whether your agency is back in the office, continuing to work from home, testing out a hybrid model, or has always been a dispersed workforce, learning and development strategies have been adapting to the many changes we’ve experienced over the past two years. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) have been at the center of many organizational conversations. We’ve put together ten tips to build a more accessible and inclusive approach to learning.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to influence how states are approaching digital transformation. The 2021 State CIO Survey highlights some of the biggest challenges facing state governments and how CIOs are developing solutions.
The recently passed infrastructure bill will heavily reshape communities across the United States. With this substantial investment, a tremendous opportunity presents itself for properly training and preparing workers for these upcoming projects. Is your organization ready to seize this moment?
Every day in communities across the United States, people are engaging with state, city, and county services. From the roads we drive to the water we drink, state and local governments are present. Yet, most people only actively engage with state and local governments when a need or question arises. Many times, accessing information or locating the correct email address can be challenging. There are more effective ways to build citizen engagement in your community.
Are you exhausted and overwhelmed by trying to find the best EdTech solution for your team? With so many options to bring learning to your organization, how do you sort through the noise? We’ve provided you with five key points to consider when comparing vendors, as well as some follow-up questions to ensure you know what is truly being offered.
For emergency management teams around the country, hiring, training, and retaining talent are major priorities. With this in mind, let’s explore these areas more closely.
Many organizations hoped that 2021 would mean the return to the office and a chance to reignite in-person training and learning opportunities. Not only did many organizations put off the office return indefinitely, but others also decided work-from-home would be their future. So, what does that mean for learning and development? At the start of each year, numerous articles were published to discuss the top trends to keep an eye on. Since 2021 hasn’t been the year we quite expected so far, let’s dig into a few of those trends and see where we are today.
Blackboard partnered with ATLO Software, Lee College, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, to bring cloud-based learning to two corrections facilities as part of a pilot program. This article discusses how this pilot worked and the impact it is making on incarcerated people.
Blackboard's flagship, annual conference with virtual sessions for government.
This two-part webinar series will provide attendees an introduction to the Vendor Hosted Subscription Service (VHSS) and the State's Enterprise HR Initiative.
As agencies pursue mission goals, employee and stakeholder capabilities are paramount. Explore the capabilities of the human resources IT ecosystem patterns.
BbWorld20 is a free, virtual two-day event focused on sharing best practices for training and development in government, business, higher education and K12.
Join Blackboard for a half-day workshop designed specifically for the government learning community on Thursday, November 14th.  We are inviting Learning and Development professionals to meet with their peers and Blackboard training experts to learn and share best practices in design and instruction for smarter learning and team development. Continuous investment in training and development is essential for improving the performance of the government workforce and for delivering mission-critical services.