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Blackboard Catalyst Awards 2018

We are pleased to announce the Blackboard Catalyst Awards are back in 2018. The submission period is now closed – thank you for your submissions!

Blackboard is focused on highlighting customer successes and raising awareness throughout the educational industry by celebrating achievements and milestones. Our community centres on educators and administrators who are passionate about using technology in education and collaborating on best practices.

The Blackboard Catalyst Awards are an opportunity to celebrate these accomplishments and help raise the standard for the entire industry.

The winners will be announced at the Teaching & Learning Conference ANZ 2018 on Friday 31st August.

2018 Award Categories

Inclusive Education

*New Category*

This award honours those customers whose methods have ensured their pedagogy, content, technology, and educational services are fully inclusive and supportive of all learners with disabilities. They have taken specific steps to rethink how learning is achieved and have provided the means to help students succeed.

This award is for institutions who are on the forefront of educational innovation. It recognises campuses who have developed and implemented high impact educational strategies that scale. Awardees will have developed practices and/or technologies that have had a measurable effect on learning outcomes, student performance, or academic progression. The Blackboard Catalyst Award for Leading Change recognises institutions that actively promote the widespread adoption of innovative strategies with the potential to increase rates of student success nationwide.

This award recognises individuals and/or institutions whose creative program application has led to increased retention, increased completion, and/or improved outcomes through the implementation of new academic and/or administrative resources, data analytics solutions, scalable advising and intervention strategies, student support programs, and more.

2017 Award Winners


Professional Development

Monash College


Leading Change

Charles Darwin University


Leading Change

Nossal High School


Student Success

Western Sydney University

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