Blackboard will be upgraded on December 27 and 28 and will not be available during this time. Blackboard Service Pack 9 features a new modern look and feel and many feature enhancements and bug fixes.
Some of the new features and enhancements of SP9 (which also includes SP8) are:
- A new modern look and feel that retains the ease-of-use and placement of features
- Quicker course-to-course navigation
- Pre-designed course structures and themes to help with your course design
- Enhanced grading options, including automatic re-grading of tests/quizzes
- Support for the Common Cartridge 1.2 standard
- Security and privacy enhancements
- An updated Rubric feature
- Notifications Dashboard alerts by Text Message (SMS)
- Several administrative improvements to enhance the customer support experience
Please see the Blackboard Tips Blog for more information.