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Blackboard Adds Multimedia Content from NBC News to Blackboard Learn Platform

Posted Oct 8, 2009
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Blackboard Inc. has announced that multimedia content from NBC News covering decades of historic and current events is now accessible to educators and students through the Blackboard Learn platform. Through a partnership with NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, K-12 and postsecondary institutions in North America now have access to NBC News Archives on Demand.


With this resource, educators can search for instructionally relevant content about real-world events – including audio, text, and short-form video files – that can be embedded directly into courses on the Blackboard system for a wide variety of subject areas.


As a result, educators can complement courses and lectures with historical and current video clips and other content on topics ranging from politics, the economy, and climate change to health issues related to pandemic preparedness including the H1N1 influenza. Students can participate in a more engaging course experience and use the content and resources to support their own research, project work, and presentations.


In addition to regularly updated audio and video files of news events throughout history, NBC’s digital content includes primary source documents, photos, articles, transcripts, analysis, and mini-documentaries that can be used to support instruction in a wide range of subject areas.


NBC News Archives on Demand is available as a free Blackboard Building Block from the Blackboard Extensions catalog. For more information about the Blackboard Content Network, visit For more information about Blackboard Learn, visit

Source: Blackboard Inc.,

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