I have spent the past 10+ years working with Blackboard as a system administrator at multiple higher education institutions in the US. In 2009, Blackboard presented me the Blackboard Catalyst Award for my work within the Blackboard Community. In 2013, I authored the first technical book for Blackboard Learn Administrators published by Packt Publishing.

Here is the place I post my musings, issues, and finding as I work through the sometimes frustrating, humorous, but always interesting world of Blackboard.

Terry Patterson

The Great Blackboard Learn Administration Book / Back to School Giveaway

Filed Under (Blackboard Learn Administration Book) by Terry Patterson on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Happy Back to School to everyone! I know that the start of the new school year creates many challenges and issues for Blackboard Learn Administration. For that reason I’m teaming up with my publisher, Packt Publishing, to give away a digital copy of my book Blackboard Learn Administration to three lucky winners!


If you haven’t read about the book, it covers many different topics. Including:


  • Create, install and update a Blackboard Learn instance
  • Create and manage courses with Blackboard Learn
  • Create and administer user accounts within Blackboard Learn
  • Brand Blackboard Learn with your organization’s other web presences
  • Integrate publisher building blocks and information systems within Blackboard Learn


How to Enter?


All you need to do is head on over to the http://www.packtpub.com/blackboard-learn-administration/book  and look through the product description of the book and drop a line via the comments below this post to let us know what interests you the most about this book. It’s that simple.

Winners will get an e-copy of the Book.



The contest will close on August 31, 2013. Winners will be contacted by email, so be sure to use your real email address when you comment!


And here’s to another great Back to School…


Technically yours,


The Blackboard Guru

Terry Patterson Terry Patterson (20 Posts)

Terry has over 10+ years of experience as a Blackboard Learn administrator. In 2013, he authored the first book on Blackboard Learn Administration published by Packt Publishing. He has also been given a Catalyst Award from Blackboard and named a Blackboard MVP for his work within the Blackboard community.


7 Responses to “The Great Blackboard Learn Administration Book / Back to School Giveaway”

  1. The link appears to be broken. Is there another one I can try?

  2. Sorry about that, I fixed the link. :) BbGuru

  3. Terry,
    I’m really interested in what you have on: Integrate publisher building blocks and information systems within Blackboard Learn as we are just starting to really leverage publisher content here at SHSU.

    Jacob Spradlin

  4. I am really interested in this book because I love to have all the information in one book instead of navigating through many knowledges bases.

  5. It’s been a long time since I installed Bb and my campus uses managed hosting so I’m most interested in the information on installation and configuration. Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Hi Terry,

    Congrats on the book! What piques my interest in Chapter 12. In particular, I am most interested in setting up an effective disaster recovery system. Or, at the very least, compare our system against another.

  7. Terry, I have followed your advice on the Listserv for years…anxious to have your expertise readily available to me in book form.

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