July 10, 2018
On June 26, 2018, representatives from Blackboard, Inc., a leader in virtual learning environments and course management systems, journeyed to Columbia Southern University to present instructional designer Julia Hart with the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Award for Liberal Arts Math. The Blackboard Catalyst Awards recognize faculty and course designers from schools, colleges and universities around the world who develop exciting and innovative courses that represent the very best in technology and learning. The Exemplary Course Program category honors courses demonstrating excellence in four areas: assessment, course design, interaction and collaboration, and learner support. This is the university’s second Blackboard Catalyst Award two years in a row, a rare honor.