Blackboard recently announced the launch of Scholar, a free social- bookmarking web site aimed at connecting faculty and students, as well as enhancing teaching and learning, at higher-education institutions worldwide. Using this site, Blackboard users–including faculty, students, and administrators–can connect on a regular basis across institutions to share resources. Users can save and classify bookmarks and searches, share resources with other educators, update courses with content feeds, and enable student contributions to course collections. All users of the enterprise version of Blackboard’s Learning System have access to a free Scholar account. The tool also is open to the public.