What is the new BloomBoard?
The new BloomBoard is a place for educators to build the skills and competencies they need to take their teaching to the next level. The site provides access to high-quality collections of learning resources and the ability to earn micro-credentials, a digital form of certification proving someone has demonstrated competency in a specific skill set.
What is the difference between the new BloomBoard and the Marketplace?
The Marketplace allows you to access individual resources to support your teaching practice. With the new BloomBoard, resources have been curated by experienced educators and organized into collections around specific topics of interest. Each collection contains a balanced mix of resources focused on theory, exemplars, and practice, to provide you with a complete understanding of the topic. The site also offers collaboration features and the ability to earn micro-credentials to showcase the skills you’ve learned throughout your career.
How does this change affect my current BloomBoard account?
This update has no effect on your observation account or login credentials: it will only affect your access to the Marketplace. As an educator, you can create a free account at next.bloomboard.com to access the new BloomBoard in place of the Marketplace.
Will I still have access to the content I acquired in the Marketplace?
Our team is currently working with your organization to ensure that you maintain uninterrupted access to this content through the duration of your subscription period. Please check with your organization’s BloomBoard administrator to confirm the subscription’s current expiration date.
After June 30, you can access the content you acquired by creating an account at next.bloomboard.com.
What happens to my unused credits in the Marketplace?
Credits will no longer be applicable after June 30, 2016. Your access to collections, micro-credentials, and other BloomBoard hosted content will be determined by the program your organization chooses to purchase going forward. Please reach out to your organization’s BloomBoard administrator to learn more about what your organization has purchased in the new BloomBoard.
How can I access saved and purchased content?
After June 30th, users will no longer have access to their personal Marketplace libraries. Resources that were purchased, selected, saved for later or shared in the Marketplace will only be accessible through accounts on the new BloomBoard site. For questions or assistance in accessing a particular resource, please contact BloomBoard Support.
What will happen to my credit card information?
Consistent with our Security Policy (https://apps.bloomboard.com/sp.html), we will dispose of your credit card data in a secure manner to ensure that it cannot be recovered for unauthorized use.
How do I access Observation Engine?
Users will access Observation Engine (an Empirical Education calibration tool) via their exclusive content. For questions or assistance in accessing a particular resource, please contact BloomBoard Support.