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Opportunity to Shape the Future of Blackboard (and Earn an Amazon Gift Card!)

Laptop keyboardBlackboard is conducting a series of user research studies as they design the next generation of Blackboard Learn, and are looking for feedback from faculty and students. They are partnering with TecEd, an independent research firm, to conduct usability tests with some new features.

What: You will try some features of the redesigned Blackboard Learn and tell them your thoughts

Where: At your own computer, speaking on the phone with a researcher during the one-to-one research session. Sessions will last 30 or 60 minutes for students, and 45 or 90 minutes for faculty

When: Sessions will take place July 11 – August 29, 2014

What else: Participants who complete a session will receive an Amazon gift card to thank them for their time and input. The card value will range from $50 to $150, depending on the session length

To apply to participate, please go to

If you meet the study criteria, TecEd will contact you to schedule a research session. Please note that the gift cards are not provided by NIU or the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, and we have no control or input on who is selected to participate in the research study.

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