Blackboard Upgrade and Outage

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:

  1. A new modern look and feel that retains the ease-of-use and placement of features
  2. Quicker course-to-course navigation
  3. Pre-designed course structures and themes to help with your course design
  4. Enhanced grading options, including automatic re-grading of tests/quizzes
  5. Support for the Common Cartridge 1.2 standard
  6. Security and privacy enhancements
  7. An updated Rubric feature
  8. Notifications Dashboard alerts by Text Message (SMS)
  9. Several administrative improvements to enhance the customer support experience

Please see the Blackboard Tips Blog for more information.


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