Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Blackboard, Inc., a company that helps colleges and universities implement online course management systems and other educational technologies, has honored Kathy Saville, director of Marshall University’s MUOnline Design Center, with a 2011 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Community Collaboration.

The award is given to individuals who make significant contributions to the Blackboard community of users by sharing best practices for online learning.

“What made this award so special to me was the number of colleagues from schools across the country who made and supported the nomination,” Saville said.  “I am very honored to have received it.”

“Marshall University continues to be recognized as a national leader in the design and support of an innovative and high-quality online teaching and learning environment for our faculty and students,” said Dr. Jan Fox, senior vice president for information technology and Marshall’s chief information officer.   “We are all very pleased with Ms. Saville’s recognition and achievement.”

Saville, who has been with Marshall University since 2008, was honored by Blackboard at a conference earlier this month in Las Vegas.