Blackboard Academic Suite

I’ve been getting a large number of hits from a site called Blackboard Academic Suite.  I was wondering if someone who has an account with this website could tell me a bit about it and why the site includes a link to this blog.  Thanks for your help.

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  • Andrew Duppstadt Sep 30, 2007

    Blackboard Academic Suite is a software platform used to host online courses. Both of the community colleges I teach for use this platform, and I’ve been teaching classes through it for three years. If you are getting hits from it, that probably means that history professors are putting links to your blog in their courses for their students to read. That’s the only thing I can come up with. You should be flattered.

    Andrew @ Civil War Navy

    PS – Please excuse if this is a duplicate post; it did not appear that my first attempt was successful.

  • Larry Cebula Sep 30, 2007

    That is it. Plus, if your university pays BB to host your sites (as many colleges do) all your hits via BB may appear to be coming from the same place, though they could in fact represent different courses being taught in different parts of the country. (At least I think that is how the internet works–it is a series of tubes you know.)

  • Kevin Levin Sep 30, 2007

    Thanks guys. I still would like to hear from someone who knows specifically how the site is being used.

    Andrew, — To be honest, I am flattered that anyone finds what I do to be interesting.

  • Johnny Oct 1, 2007

    As a law student who has had to use Blackboard for a few years, I can also tell you that it’s often used for students to post online messages on a forum to share with other classmates. It’s probably just as likely that a student posted a link to your website on a forum, and the rest of that person’s classmates likely came to the site.

  • Anonymous Oct 1, 2007

    Well, Blackboard Academic Suite has a blog tool called Journal LX that is offered as an application where students can truly post links. The application is an integrated Blog for Bb offered by Learning Objects. This is where they may be linking to your site.

  • Joyce Gernhard Nov 3, 2007

    Black Board is an interactive discussion board that instructors utilize to administer online classes for various colleges. Instructors are allowed to place within their courses links to websites, blogs, etc. to enhance the course and allow for students the opportunity to increase their studies. I happened to this site because of my instructor who incorporates the importance of the material present in relation to his course and increase our knowledge of the importance of varying points of view with regards to history. To find information about Black Board you can visit

  • Daniel Nov 13, 2007

    I am a student at a community college in Florida. Our teacher has assigned his students to do a “Civil War Paper” and this link is used on Blackboard for the students to read your blogs and summarize them in a paper. Hope this is the answer you were looking for.

  • Kevin Levin Nov 14, 2007

    Daniel, — Thanks for the information, but why my blog? Can you tell me a little bit more about why you are being asked to summarize a blog post?


  • Kelly Nov 16, 2007

    I am a student at Lake City Community College. I am in the U.S. to 1865 history course. As an assignment we are having to find 3 blogs on your site on the Civil War, and write a paper on them.

  • Kevin Levin Nov 17, 2007

    Kelly, — Thanks for the information. If you don’t mind let me know how the assignment goes for you and what – if anything – you got out of it. Good luck.

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