What is Blackboard?
- Blackboard is a web-based learning management system that Nixa Schools use to extend learning beyond the traditional classroom. With Blackboard, teachers and students collaborate with web tools such as discussion boards, audio/video tutorials, virtual class meetings, email, and online quizzes/tests. Since Blackboard is web-based, users have access from most Internet enabled platforms, including computers, iPads, tablets, and smart phones (Blackboard Mobile Learn apps available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).
What is PowerSchool?
- PowerSchool is a web-based student information system that provides full range of features needed by administrators at the district and school level to manage student information, a portal for teachers to enter classroom-specific data, and portals to foster communication between the school and parents and students.