About the author

bfLibwebBryan Fendley has been supporting online learners since 1998. He is the director of instructional technology and campus web services at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. His experience includes delivering workshops to international audiences covering innovative online marketing and instructional design techniques.

Industry Awards

The Blackboard Catalyst Awards program annually recognizes and honors innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice, where teachers and learners work every day to redefine what is possible when leveraging technology.

Outstanding members of the developer community are recognized  for making contributions which enabled significant educational innovations and collaboration that would not otherwise be possible.  Winners participated in the Edugarage™ site, developed new Blackboard Building Blocks™ and worked with Blackboard on a more open platform through shared tutorials, source codes, code snippets and effective practices.

“The Blackboard Catalyst Award winners truly represent the best in innovative thinking and best practices in education,” said Ray Henderson, president of Blackboard Learn. Their work sets a great example for the millions of educators and students using our teaching and learning solutions every day as part of the global community of practice. We’re pleased to recognize their contributions and celebrate their accomplishments.”



Bryan Fendley Named to Prestigious Blackboard MVP Program

Designation Recognizes Expertise in Education Technology

Bryan Fendley, was named an inaugural member of the Blackboard MVP Program, which recognizes individuals who have established themselves as thought leaders in educational technology by sharing their expertise in Blackboard platforms. 

Volunteer Work


CyberbullyWorkshopI support the fight against cyberbullying. I have provided workshops for students, school administrators, social workers, and law enforcement personnel.