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Information Technology

Blackboard, the ubiquitous online course-management tool, is a valuable resource for faculty, staff, and administrators alike. However, its learning outcomes are only as good as the quality of material that faculty members use to build all of their courses on the back end, a typically lengthy process. So when Regent University (Va.) officials decided to add an undergraduate business major and approached the school’s Center for Teaching & Learning in April 2008 to develop and deploy 40 online courses over the next year, CTL staff knew they had to find a different way of doing things.

Now that the graduate admissions office is no longer inundated with paper, staff can focus on getting applicants an answer quickly.

Admissions administrators can view reports of applications that have come in.

Director of Admission Larry Anderson and his staff, including Jennifer Shepard (left) and Mary Hrdina, can now make scholarship offers faster and with more accuracy.

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