Blackboard will be taken offline and an upgrade will be started early Thursday morning (12:01 a.m.). Changes will appear when Blackboard is brought back online sometime during the morning/day on Thursday.
The primary enhancements from the installation of Service Packs 10 and 11 included the following item:
- Enhanced Calendar
- New Retention Center (replaces previous Early Warning System)
- A new Content System
- New Inline Grading
- New Content Editor
- Enhanced Discussion Board
- New Test Item Analysis
- New “My Blackboard” and Global Navigation Menu
For an overview of these new features and enhancements, please login to Blackboard and open the “Faculty Resource Center” course site listed under the “Courses” tab. All instructors automatically have access to the Faculty Resources Center (FRC) site within Blackboard. Once in the FRC, click on the “SP10 & SP11 Enhancements” near the top of the Main Course Menu in the left-hand navigation panel on the screen.
In the “SP10 & SP11 Enhancements” folder you will find links to a number of PDF documents and other resources outlining the changes and enhancements to Blackboard as well as detailed instructions for using these new features.
If you have any questions, please contact Learning Ventures at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-530-8835.