I have moved several times as an adult. Each move has started out much the same: I am charged with a burst of energy to reorganize and evaluate all my worldly possessions. I purge and develop a unique color-coded system to organize boxes. I tell myself, “This move will be different! It won’t be stressful!” But life happens, and inevitably as the big day arrives I find myself throwing random items into boxes (those juice glasses don’t need to be wrapped in newspaper, we can just put them in this bin of baby clothes!) and then dumping said boxes into a spare room of my new abode to be dealt with later.

Maybe you have not physically moved recently, but have you embarked on a digital migration or move? Often when moving to a new database or school year, you start off with great organization intentions (just like me). But as reality sets in and timelines rapidly progress, you fall into a similar practice of dumping everything into the database to be organized and evaluated later.

The good news is that Blackbaud’s education management portfolio has several new data imports that can help you feel less overwhelmed when sorting through and organizing your school’s data. Use this robust tool to add large quantities of new, clean data to your system, or to quickly and efficiently update and tidy up data that you are already storing.
Want to learn more about the data import process as well as tips and tricks for working with large data files? Register today for the new Blackbaud University course, K–12 Core: Importing Data.

Good news for Blackbaud Learn® training subscribers! If your school has a Learn More subscription, this class is included. Not a subscriber? Find out how a Learn subscription can help develop efficiency and build skills for every user of your system.

Be Your School's Online Learning Guru

Blackbaud University is still hard at work making it easier and faster than ever for you to get the product training you need. You don’t expect your students to sit through a three-hour class period, and we are thrilled that you won’t have to either!

With this super strange school year in full swing, keeping students virtually engaged is at the top of many teacher’s to-dos. Teachers always need ways to assess student learning effectively and efficiently, and students need the means to interact digitally with their classes, now more than ever.b42e4bc0d7a0bc5b5e79dabbc69041f9-huge-as

In our new 90-minute instructor-led course, K12 Academics: Assessments and Discussions, learn how to create and administer assessments and facilitate digital discussions—all online! Explore the steps to creating different types of online assessment questions and review how to post and regulate discussion questions and answers for your students. This course is a complement to our renovated K12 Academics: Assignments and Rubrics course. Physical or virtual, every school needs these tips and tricks this year!

Can’t wait? Explore the complete list of Academics courses on the K–12 curriculum datasheet. These courses are included in your Learn More® or Learn Everything® training subscription for Blackbaud’s education management portfolio for K–12. Not a subscriber? You can purchase any of our courses individually, or request more information about the benefits of a Blackbaud Learn® subscription here.
 
Posted by Ashtyn Mathews on Sep 16, 2020 4:00 PM America/New_York

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