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What’s new in the Blackboard upgrade?

The recent update to Blackboard Learn affords you some very useful and timely new capabilities, particularly those that will make grading easier to manage, improve the usability of our course sites, provide for better student activity reporting, and transform the … Continue reading

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What’s new in the way my Blackboard course appears?

You’ll notice that the overall look and feel of your Blackboard course site appears cleaner, with much less clutter. Navigation is easier to find, colors pop a bit more, buttons are larger, and the content is organized in a more … Continue reading

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What is course-to-course navigation?

Course to course navigation is a great new feature that allows you to move from one course to another but keep you in the same area. For example, if you are in the grade center and switch to another course, … Continue reading

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What is the new McGraw-Hill integration?

The McGraw-Hill Content link allows faculty to easily discover and embed McGraw-Hill content within their normal Blackboard Learn course workflow. In order to begin working with Connect content inside the Blackboard Learn platform, faculty should first pair their course. Click … Continue reading

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How can I get started creating my course in Blackboard quickly?

The Quick Set-Up Guide was created just for this purpose. You will find the Quick Set-Up Guide by locating the Control Panel, clicking on Customization, then on Quick Set-Up Guide. A pop-up window appears that can lead you through the … Continue reading

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What’s new in the Grade Center?

The Grade Center, one of the most popular toolsets on Blackboard, got some useful enhancements with the upgrade. Negative marking (the ability to assign a negative score in the Grade Center) is now available. Also, you’ll find improved abilities to … Continue reading

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What’s changed with Assessments?

The new alignment function allows you to identify a key metric used for assessing students’ learning outcomes. When creating an assignment that is aligned specifically with a learning outcome, you will now be able to identify that assignment, collect evidence … Continue reading

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What’s new with Student Activity Reporting?

Student activity reporting is a useful way for faculty to see how, when, and for how long students are accessing their Blackboard course and course materials. Faculty can generate a Course Activity Overview report that displays overall activity within a … Continue reading

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How can I get hands-on training for Blackboard?

Throughout the summer and into the Fall 2012 semester, we will be offering a range of Blackboard workshops to help our customers make the transition to the new version of Bb. This software update is just an addition of a … Continue reading

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