User Experience in Blackboard Open LMS
Snap is an Open Source theme designed by Blackboard to create a modern online teaching and learning experience.
Snap is a responsive theme, which means both learners and educators can use it on any device from desktop to mobile without having to install an app.
Snap’s user-centered design makes learning more engaging for learners. Intuitive workflows make educators lives easier too. The educators can focus on teaching instead of figuring out to use the system.
Happier staff + happier learners = better learning
Much more than a plain theme. Snap extends Blackboard Open LMS functionality to better support the needs of learners and educators.
A truly Personal menu
Snap’s easy to use Personal menu gives users an elegant way to navigate, and perform frequent tasks. All your courses, deadlines, messages, and feedback are always one click or tap away to save you time.
Snap’s Personal menu acts as your teaching and learning dashboard. This shows you all the vital information you need to get the most out of your teaching or learning.
Courses with personality
Every course in Snap lets teachers add a cover image to give it a unique personality.
Simpler workflows with activity cards
Activity cards are one of the most popular features of Snap. Activity cards improve usability for learners and educators. Learners can quickly see if they submitted an activity, the deadline, and any feedback.
Activity cards show instructors how many people submitted and how many need grade feedback. Deadlines, completion, and feedback are displayed on the activity card, without having to click on the activity or report.
Simpler editing and content creation
We know you need flexibility to edit your courses, so we reduced the number of clicks needed to create content.
Branding with ease
Snap allows your organization to extend your unique brand, deliver a memorable teaching and learning experience, ensure consistent aesthetics, and provides sustainability for the future.
At Blackboard we believe accessibility should not be an afterthought.
Snap guarantees a great user experience for all users, regardless of disabilities. Snap meets a variety of world accessibility requirements for all users including keyboard accessibility, and full support of assistive technologies such as screen readers, text magnifiers, and speech-to-text solutions.
Built with open source standards
Snap is an Open Source theme, built with Bootstrap & jQuery two of the web’s most popular open source frameworks, so developers can dive straight in.