Blackboard 9 – Are You Ready?

Many of you have (hopefully!) had a chance to take a peek at the Blackboard 9 Preview* environment.

Attention: Faculty

In preparation for the downtime required for the system upgrade and data migration over the winter break, there are two critical ‘to do’ items for faculty to take care of prior to December 22, 2010:

  1. Download your Gradebook (to Excel, e.g.) for each active course
  2. Review all courses listed and mark previous semester courses ‘unavailable’ to students

There are a lot of exciting new enhancements including a completely redesigned Grade Center, improved course management workflow, Web 2.0 blog and journal tools, and in-context (without having to access the control panel) drag-and-drop creation and editing capabilities.

To learn more about Blackboard 9, including the Project Timeline, see our Get Help x4357 > Blackboard Support > Blackboard 9 Preview pages:

See also Posts (Articles) Tagged with Blackboard 9 and don’t forget to visit our Training pages to sign up for a Getting Started with Blackboard 9 class – sessions offered daily during the first week of January.

*You can find a link to access the Blackboard 9 Preview from inside myNEU.

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