Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack Update
Chemeketa Online has completed testing of the most recent Service Pack updates from Blackboard, and an upgrade of our eLearn system will be installed on December 16th, at 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. Updates should be complete by 5:00 pm (PST), December 17th. During this time, eLearn will be unavailable.
Service Pack Highlights
This Service Pack update contain new features as well as repairs and fixes. The following list highlights some of the features that most users will appreciate:
Individual users now have more choice about how their calendars are formatted both in the Calendar tool and when making date selections. They can alter the first day of the week that starts the calendar view in month and week views.
The Content Editor spell check option is now ON by default.
With this update users are able to seamlessly use several video features within eLearn without authentication issues.
Assessments: Significant Features
In calculated formula questions, instructors can select the number of decimals or significant figures for the correct answers generated by the system.
The Blackboard Collaborate Launcher is now available to Windows users, giving them parity with Mac users. This utility provides a convenient and reliable way to launch Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing sessions and recordings.
Instructors can now view their course exactly as a student does, by using a student account the system generates for them.
SafeAssign is integrated into regular Learn assignments. The other noted change is in the originality report, which has been changed in the following ways:
The report has been updated with a new look and feel, and the report now displays multiple attachments, and layout has been improved for narrow screens
The email option has been removed. While viewing the report, you can “print to pdf” either natively or using a plug-in based on the operating system and browser combination that you are using to create an accessible PDF. You can share the PDF in multiple ways, including secure email.
Each source now has a color unique to the source. Text matching the source is highlighted in the unique source color. There are a maximum of 30 different colors.
By default, all citation source highlighting is on. Instructors can click Show/Hide All Highlighting to turn source highlighting off and on for all sources at once.
Report information and citations now appear at the top of the submission when instructors reduce the width of the viewing area.
Instructors click Select Sources and Resubmit to determine which sources they want to include in the next report. By default, all sources are included. Instructors can clear the check-box for each source to exclude from the results. This is the reverse of previous releases.
Grading: Anonymous and Delegate features
Instructors can hide student names from submitted assignments for anonymous grading, and instructors can delegate grading to specific users.
More Information and Questions?
Further information regarding the service pack update can be found at: https://help.blackboard.com/