Category Archives: New Features

Keeping on Track This Semester

Blackboard has a NEW Calendar feature to help you keep track of due dates in your courses. As professors add material and assignments to the course, along with due dates for those items, they will appear on your calendar color … Continue reading

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Atomic Learning Building Block Now Available

If you are not familiar with Atomic Learning, it is the online video training services provider for the University of Richmond.  There are hundreds of applications in their inventory, often spanning multiple versions of the application and for both Windows … Continue reading

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NEW Feature – Improved Pasting from Word

We all do it and we all suffer. You know what I mean, we copy our text, tables and other information from Microsoft Word into Blackboard. The next thing you see is an item that doesn’t display correctly or at … Continue reading

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Journals: New in Blackboard 9

Journals allow your students to engage in reflective practice throughout the semester in a private platform that only the instructor and the student can access. You can create a journal by going to: Control Panel > Course Tools > Journals … Continue reading

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Blogs: New in Blackboard 9

Faculty have been asking about private blogs (those that are not open to the entire Web) for some time. With Blackboard 9, your wish has been granted! You can create a blog inside of Blackboard open to contributions by your … Continue reading

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Groups: Improvements in Blackboard 9

Groups are one of the most underutilized features in Blackboard, IMHO, but also one of the most useful. With Groups in Blackboard 9.1, you can: Release quizzes and assignments to different groups at different times Batch-add people to groups Set … Continue reading

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Wikis: New in Blackboard 9

A wiki is a shared web space where students and instructors can collaborate on a linked web of pages using a WYSIWIG (What You See Is What You Get) text editor — and Blackboard 9 has that functionality built in! … Continue reading

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Multiple File Uploads

Did you know that Blackboard 9 supports multiple file and folder uploads simultaneously? This is part of Course Files, a new feature in Blackboard 9. To use Course Files, you’ll need to know two things: 1.  How to upload files … Continue reading

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