BTSR uses the Blackboard Online Learning system to facilitate and expand it’s online learning opportunities. All BTSR students are issued Blackboard accounts during orientation and make regular use Blackboard. However, this tool will be especially critical for online students that will be on campus irregularly, or not at all for entire semesters. The Blackboard system allows for collaboration, discussion and shared work and ideas for students taking online classes. Blackboard is a hub for discussion, assignments, class materials, and also serves as an analytical tool for our professors as they seek to further grow and develop their approach to online learning.