Monday, August 26, 2013

Help Blackboard Prioritize & Design New Features

Blackboard offers the Product Development Patnership (PDP) which gives Blackboard users the chance to help Blackboard prioritize and design new features. The PDP program is one of the most effective ways to directly impact Blackboard Learn products.

If you are interested in participating, please register for the PDP by Friday, September 6th

To sign up for the PDP go to

The Fall 2013 PDP program will focus on the following:

  • Grading workflows
  • Attendance
  • Personalized Learning 
  • Portfolio 
  • Responsive Design 
  • Grade Exchange 
Who's invited? Faculty, Instructional Designers, System Administrators.

What's the time commitment? Approximately 1.5 hours per month from October - February

SAVE THE DATE: The 2013 PDP program will kick off on Wednesday, October 2nd at 1:00PM ET. If you are interested in participating, please block this time on your calendar.


What is a PDP?
A PDP is short for Product Development Partnership and is a formal program which is designed to engage participants during the actual design and development process of a possible new feature. Participants are given the opportunity to help prioritize use cases and review early prototypes.

How long is a PDP?
The 2013 PDP program will begin in October and run through February.

What is my commitment if I participate?
PDP’s are a very hands on way to influence the product direction. The PDP will meet on the first Wednesday of every month for a live one-hour session. We will also communicate 5-10 ad-hoc opportunities per month that you may be eligible to participate in based on your role, experience or background. These opportunities could include formal usability tests, focus groups, interviews, etc where you will partner directly with Blackboard Product Designers.

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