Blackboard Upgrades Are Coming!!!!!
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The Bad News: Over Thanksgiving Break, Blackboard is going to be unavailable (12:01AM ET on Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Saturday Nov. 30 at 12:01PM ET). If you plan to grade over break, make sure to download assignments before Wednesday!
The GREAT News: You will notice some exciting changes when Blackboard becomes available again! Please see the list below with links to resources. In mid-November, webinars will be offered to review these improvements.
1. Inline Assignment Grading
- Tired of downloading assignments? Now you can grade students’ assignments in Blackboard (doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, pdf).
- For more information visit: http://help.blackboard.com/en-us/Learn/9.1_SP_12_and_SP_13/Instructor/000_Product_Updates/SP12_New_Features/Inline_Grading_for_Assignments or http://ondemand.blackboard.com/r91/movies/bb91_inline_grading.htm
2. Test Options
- Making time and date accomodations for students is SIMPLE!
- For more information visit: http://help.blackboard.com/en-us/Learn/9.1_SP_12_and_SP_13/Instructor/100_Tests_Surveys_Pools/020_Test_and_Survey_Options
- Due dates entered by you auto-create events on the calendar
- You and your students can view all course events on a single calendar
- For more information visit: http://help.blackboard.com/en-us/Learn/9.1_SP_12_and_SP_13/Instructor/060_Course_Tools/Calendar or http://ondemand.blackboard.com/r91/movies/bb91_course_tools_calendar.htm
4. New Theme
- Blackboard will have a newer look
5. Social Learning Tools
- Enhanced user profile feature
- Search for other Blackboard users
- Message with other Bb users (internal and external to Ivy Tech)
- Create individual collaboration spaces (not specific to a course)
- Integration of Facebook and Twitter
- For more information visit: http://help.blackboard.com/en-us/Learn/9.1_SP_12_and_SP_13/Instructor/000_Product_Updates/SP12_New_Features/Social_Learning_Tools or http://ondemand.blackboard.com/r91/movies/bb91_myblackboard_global_nav.htm or http://ondemand.blackboard.com/r91/movies/bb91_myblackboard_profiles.htm
6. New Content Editor
- Updated look
- New options available
- For more information visit: http://help.blackboard.com/en-us/Learn/9.1_SP_12_and_SP_13/Instructor/030_Blackboard_Learn_Environment/010_Working_with_Text/000_Using_the_Content_Editor or http://ondemand.blackboard.com/r91/documents/content_editor_comparison_to_legacy_text_editor.pdf or http://ondemand.blackboard.com/r91/movies/bb91_tools_using_content_editor.htm