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BbWorld 2018 Partner Spotlight

We look forward to seeing you at BbWorld 2018 in Orlando! Our exhibit hall will be filled with Blackboard partners representing some of the best education content and technology solutions to help your institution succeed. Check out our featured Blackboard partners offering engaging breakout sessions, interactive demos, giveaways, and more.

Be sure to swing by the Partner Power Lounge in the Blackboard booth during exhibit hall hours to recharge your phone and recharge yourself with energizing snacks and drinks. We’ll be giving out portable power banks for those who participate in our “Power Up with Partners” challenge. You won’t want to miss it!

Booth #329
Stop by Cengage’s booth to learn about Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind digital subscription that gives students total and on-demand access to all the digital learning platforms, ebooks, online homework and study tools Cengage has to offer. We’ll be handing out Starbucks Gift Cards to anyone interested in signing up for our newsletter.
Highlighted Giveaway: $5 Starbucks gift card
Highlighted Session: Wednesday 3:30pm – 4:20pm: “Better Together! Best Practices for Integrating Cengage in Blackboard Learn”

Booth #315

Copia is excited to be a Premier Partner and participate at this year’s BbWorld 2018. We are changing the way educators teach and students learn. Copia Class helps bring course materials to life, making uniquely curated content connected to the learning process.
Join us Wednesday 7/18 at 12:20 PM for our both our higher ed and K-12 Lunch and Learn sessions. We will demonstrate how Copia Class empowers educators and helps drive student engagement to improve outcomes.
To learn more about our platform, and us, visit Booth 315 for a 1:1 personal demonstration of Copia Class! Stay for the entire demo and you’ll be rewarded with a premium Grid-It organizer. You won’t want to miss out!
Highlighted Giveaway: Grid-It organizer
Highlighted Sessions:
– Wednesday, 12:30-1:00pm “Copia Class for K-12: Curate, Deliver, Engage”
– Wednesday, 12:30-1:30pm “Copia Lunch and Learn for Higher Ed”

Booth #502
See how easy deep integration can be with McGraw-Hill Education. Stop by our booth for a conversation with our integration team and enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Our integration experts are eager to answer your questions and explain the process of setting up deep integration for your school or with specific Connect, ALEKS, or SIMnet courses. We look forward to meeting you!
Highlighted Giveaway: Chance to win $100 Amazon gift card
Highlighted Session: Thursday July 19 1:30pm – 2:20pm – McGraw Hill: “Sync up with superior service, support, and an integrated solution partner in McGraw Hill Education”
Booth #521
Stop by for an in-booth demo of VitalSource and insight into our deeply integrated partnership with Blackboard. View our demo and grab a fun giveaway at booth 521! Make sure to also check out our session First Day of Class: How to Remove Student Barriers with Inclusive Access on Wednesday, July 18, 11:30-12:20 to learn about the growing cost saving effectiveness of inclusive access via VitalSource’s partnership with Blackboard Learn and Moodlerooms.
Highlighted Session: Wednesday, July 18 11:30am-12:20pm – VitalSource: “First Day of Class: How to Remove Student Barriers with Inclusive Access”

Booth #502
Wiley is exhibiting WileyPLUS Integrated with Blackboard, a simple yet powerful way of engaging students and improving retention rates. Visit the booth for some fun giveaways, including a $10 gourmet coffee card when you attend a demonstration!
Highlighted Giveaway: $10 gourmet coffee gift cards

Booth #428
How can you make the classroom more engaging, collaborative and interactive? Discover the latest video technologies and trends, from interactive video to accessibility and open video content, being embraced by educators and administrators across the entire campus. Special highlight: see a demo of Kaltura Personal Capture, the new video and rich media creation tool that will empower you to produce great content across any use-case with just one click.

Booth #431
Join ReadSpeaker for an interactive demonstration and conversation around adding a voice to your educational content. With over 50 languages and 200+ voices and an intuitive toolbar, ReadSpeaker webReader provides an all-inclusive learning experience – supporting all students, no matter their background, disability, or native language. With a single click, text is simultaneously read aloud and highlighted so students can easily follow along. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a Bose® – SoundLink® Micro Waterproof Bluetooth® Speaker! We look forward to meeting you at the show, or contact us for more information.
Highlighted Session: Wednesday, July 18 1:30pm – 2:20pm – ReadSpeaker: “Inclusive Learning… This Means You!”
Highlighted Giveaway: Chance to win Bose SoundLink Micro Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Booth #417
We’ll be showing off a new release of Respondus Monitor that takes automated proctoring to a new level. Come by the exhibit for a demo, or attend our session: “Respondus Monitor: New Features and Real Users” on Thursday at 8:30am. At the session, two clients will share their story about preventing cheating on campus – and one lucky attendee will win a Microsoft Surface Pro. At our exhibit, pre-schedule a 10-minute demo for Respondus Monitor and get a $10 Amazon gift card (limited slots available). For details, email
Highlighted Session: Thursday, July 19 8:30am-9:30am – Respondus: “Respondus Monitor: New Features and Real Users”
Highlighted Giveaway: $10 Amazon Gift Cards / pre-schedule a demo by emailing
Booth #517

Sharp will showcase our partnership with Blackboard to integrate paper and digital documents/data and fill the gaps of new and traditional workflows in the higher education and k-12 environments. This year, in addition to the Sharp AQUOS BOARD® interactive display system and printers, Sharp is featuring the new Skywell atmospheric water generator at their booth as well as the print station. Visit Sharp at their booth during BbWorld and find out more about their innovative solutions designed to help administrators, educators, staff and students embrace the 21st century trends to increase classroom collaboration and engagement.


Wednesday, July 18

11:30am – 12:20pm VitalSource: “First Day of Class: How to Remove Student Barriers with Inclusive Access” in Crystal Ballroom G1
12:30pm – 1:00pm Copia: “Copia Class for K-12: Curate, Deliver, Engage” in Grand Ballroom 1-3
1:30pm – 2:20pm ReadSpeaker: “Inclusive Learning…This Means You!” in Crystal Ballroom A/B
3:30pm – 4:20pm Cengage: “Better Together! Best Practices for Integrating Cengage in Blackboard Learn” in Crystal Ballroom A/B

Thursday, July 19

8:30am-9:20am Respondus: “Respondus Monitor: New Features & Real Users” in Crystal Ballroom A/B
1:30pm-2:20pm McGraw-Hill: “Sync up with superior service, support, and an integrated solution partner in McGraw-Hill Education” in Crystal Ballroom A/B

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