Improving Educational Opportunities and Results in Tribal Communities

SilkWeb is a qualified Native American, Woman-Owned Small Business. Laurel (Silk) Shaw founded SilkWeb in 2007 and has been in the education technology industry for over 20 years. She is Lakota and an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. She has a Master of Education Degree in Instructional Design. Laurel founded SilkWeb with a mission to help all communities gain access to technology and education. SilkWeb has built its reputation on the timely delivery of quality online curriculum and instructional design expertise. All of our work is completed in the United States by highly qualified professionals and we offer competitive pricing.

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Custom e-Learning Services

SilkWeb is the #1 e-learning company in Indian Country and is a Native American, Woman-Owned business. We serve all of Indian Country and we focus on delivering culturally aware curricula and providing access to the latest learning technologies for K-12 and Colleges. We also create custom e-learning courseware for institutions that have Native employees or serve Native communities.

We help Native communities stay connected and share knowledge. Please contact us to learn more about our custom e-learning development and LMS services.

Blackboard Learn - Authorized Partner and LMS Reseller

Blackboard Learn LogoSilkWeb is proud to be an authorized Blackboard partner and authorized reseller in Indian Country and for Indian serving institutions. The Blackboard platform is suitable for a variety of institution types that range from 500 users to over 50,000 or more!

SilkWeb began its partnership with Blackboard in 2010 and the SilkWeb team is closely integrated into Blackboard’s processes and procedures. To date, as Blackboard’s vendor of choice, SilkWeb has delivered LMS implementation, administration services, LMS transitions, and custom e-learning development services to hundreds of Bb client schools across the United States, including in Indian Country.

The SilkWeb team has working experience with Blackboard's Learn, Ultra, and Collaborate products. Given SilkWeb’s long and close relationship with Blackboard, expertise in the area, and Blackboard’s long-standing reputation as the best LMS available on the market, it was only logical that SilkWeb would choose Blackboard as the LMS of choice for its clients. We know that Blackboard shares our appreciation and commitment to quality. As a premium e-learning company, only the best LMS is suitable for our clients.

Custom Developed Face-to-Face Training Curriculum

Facilitator Course Packages (Virtual or Face-to-Face) include the following:Overcoming Obstacles workbook cover

  • Participant Manuals
  • PowerPoint Decks
  • Ice-breakers & Activities
  • Role Plays
  • Case Studies
  • Pre-Assignments
  • Assessments
  • Post- Assessment 43
  • Leadership Action Plan
  • Recommended Reading Lists

Online/Virtual Training Courses

All virtual training courses are facilitated and managed by Laurel Silk. While each course can be delivered asynchronous, live, synchronous webinar session accompanies each course to discuss and explore topics related to each content area. During these live sessions, participants will be asked to engage in small group activities, share ideas, and apply information from the online course content. Learners are expected to participate and contribute to each virtual session to successfully complete each training course and achieve the outlined objectives.

Our Online Course Packages include all of the items in the Face-to-Face training package above PLUS the following:

  • 24/7 + 365 Online Access
  • Mobile Device Compatibility
  • Self-Paced or Deadline Driven (Client Choice)
  • Interactive Exercises
  • Virtual Role Play Scenarios
  • Data Analytics and Reporting
  • Technical Support M-F 8am to 6PM (toll-free# and email)
  • LIVE Instructor Support


Contact us today for a consultation as our developers would love to hear from you!