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Blackboard upgraded to Service Pack 14 (SP14)

Cross-post from Academic Technology Services’s Blackboard @ Northeastern blog  On December 22, 1013, Blackboard was upgraded to Service Pack 14. New features found in this upgrade:  Achievements The Achievements tool allows instructors to designate criteria for issuing rewards to students in the form of both badges and certificates. Students can see which rewards they have earned and […]

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Introducing Inline Grading for Blackboard assignments

Inline Assignment Grading enhances the grading experience for faculty in Blackboard Learn. Instead of requiring instructors to download student-submitted files to view or edit those submissions, instructors can now see those files “inline,” i.e. in the web browser. Annotation tools also enable instructors to provide feedback — comments, highlights, and even drawing — directly on […]

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All instructor stations now boast touch screen technology

This fall, all classrooms with a computer at the instructor station will have a monitor with touchscreen functionality.  This feature will allow faculty to annotate directly on the slides being presented and write free form on the monitor during presentation and, if needed, to be recorded. There is software installed on the classroom computers that […]

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Blackboard updates go live

On April 28, 2013, Information Technology Services updated the NU Blackboard environment. Many new and improved features are now available as a result of this update. The new “My Blackboard” features Global Navigation, Posts, Updates, and Calendar integration that enable faculty and students to stay up-to-date on what’s going on across all their Courses and […]

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