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The BlackBoard Alternative

By Samira Palmer

 

By the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester, Delgado Community College will no longer be using the program
Blackboard. For most students, Blackboard made life a bit simpler. Blackboard was previously used for homework,
tests/quizzes, classroom announcements, and even conversations among different classes. And for professors, it made grading a whole lot easier. There’s even a Blackboard app for smart phones.

The new “Alternative to Blackboard” is Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Canvas and Blackboard are similar in many ways. Canvas can be used on different devices such as computers, tablets, and phones. Also, Canvas has speed grading and students can receive notifications via social media or text message. There’s also open integration where you can easily share something that you found online.

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