Some of you signed up for the Pilot but others will have to wait until Summer to take advantage of the new features! To highlight a few, you will be able to drag and drop grade center columns directly in grade center (you won’t have to go to Manage).
The Calendar has been completely restructured so that anytime you enter a due date for an assignment, quiz or exam it will automatically be placed in the course calendar.
Inline grading, no more download/upload papers with comments, just enter your comments directly.
More real estate! Check out this link for more info!
Per ITCS’ Blackboard Blog – Blackboard Learn, Version 9.1, Service Pack 9 (SP9) includes a new look and feel that will enhance the experience for instructors, students, and administrators. Users already familiar with Bb 9.1 will be pleased with the additional functionality that SP9 offers. Check out this link for more information on the newest features. One that I know many will like is “auto regrading”!
I offered a summer challenge last week to try something new. Answer these questions about your Blackboard course and try baby steps by making some changes in you BB course!
Have you added a banner? Have you changed the color scheme, the buttons? Do you still use Course Information rather than calling it Syllabus. Do you use assignments for digital receipt of homework rather than email? How about trying Blogs instead of Discussion Board, Journals instead of word documents. Have you taken a test online? Tried Respondus Lockdown browser.
Checkout the training schedule for a Blackboard Blitz of training!
I am stealing from my BB colleagues here at ECU and re-posting their offer!
For your use – a generic sample 5-question quiz
- If you are interested in adding a short quiz to your Blackboard course at the beginning of the semester to determine if students can successfully take an exam in Blackboard, we have created a 5-question generic quiz. You can use the quiz “as is,” or you can edit the questions.
- Send an email with the full Course ID to Cindy, Matt, or Allen and we’ll gladly add that quiz to your course. Once you determine if the questions are satisfactory for your purposes, then deploy/add the quiz to the appropriate content area in your course.
- If you use LockDown Browser to give quizzes and would like a sample quiz, please follow the instructions above. This is a great way to introduce students to using LockDown Browser!