Welcome to this presentation introducing the new features and tools available in Blackboard 8.0. The focus of this presentation is to provide a brief overview of the most substantial new features that faculty and staff can expect when Blackboard is upgraded in 2008 from version 7.1 to 8.0. See the ??? website at www.???.edu for more details concerning this upcoming upgrade. While Blackboard undergoes regular updates behind-the-scenes that do not impact the user experience other than improving overall system performance, this particular upgrade includes some substantial new user features and system capabilities that previously have not existed. Therefore, this presentation will seek to mention these new features that faculty and staff can expect to find in Blackboard beginning in version 8.0. These new features will be available in all Blackboard courses and communities. This presentation will highlight both the new features that will be available to existing Blackboard Tools as well as new tools that will be available to Blackboard users when version 8.0 is made available. This presentation is based upon the Blackboard Academic Suite 8.0 Release Notes and Blackboard Academic Suite User Manual for Release 8.0 in consideration of system customizations specific to our institution.
Blackboard 8.0 Introduction
Blackboard Version 8.0 Introduction to New Features & Tools