And why it won’t frighten you!
What’s New in Blackboard 9.1
New Features
 Global Navigation
 Communication
 Calendar
 Discussions
 Video Everywhere
 Content Editor
 Grading
 ...
Global Navigation
Located in the upper right
corner, the new global
navigation menu provides
one-click access to
My
Blackb...
My Blackboard
 Accessed from the Global Navigation
menu, My Blackboard consolidates information
from all your Courses and...
Calendar
 The Calendar Tool has been enhanced to display a
consolidated view of all events from the
Institution, Courses,...
Discussion Board
 The Discussion Board has been redesigned to be
more practical.
 Forum descriptions are given when you ...
Content Editor
 The new content editor is more robust and
gives you more options when entering text.
 HTML
 Remove form...
Video Everywhere
 Video Everywhere is a new
tool in the content editor that
can be used by both
instructors and students ...
Content Collection
 The Content Collection allows you to manage
content by organizing it in folders and by
centrally stor...
Inline Grading
Inline Grading streamlines the grading process. It allows
instructors to view, comment on, and grade studen...
Retention Center
 The Retention Center provides
an easy way for you to
discover which students in
your course are at risk...
Item Analysis
Item Analysis allows instructors to evaluate the quality of
each test question and helps you recognize quest...
Oldies (But Goodies!)
 Just because we’re updating to a new version
of Blackboard doesn’t mean anything is being
removed....
help.blackboard.com
 Blackboard has reinvented their support site!
The new site features detailed guides, helpful
videos,...
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What's New in Blackboard 9.1

  1. 1. And why it won’t frighten you! What’s New in Blackboard 9.1
  2. 2. New Features  Global Navigation  Communication  Calendar  Discussions  Video Everywhere  Content Editor  Grading  Retention Center  Inline Grading  Item Analysis
  3. 3. Global Navigation Located in the upper right corner, the new global navigation menu provides one-click access to My Blackboard, Courses, an d Organizations.
  4. 4. My Blackboard  Accessed from the Global Navigation menu, My Blackboard consolidates information from all your Courses and Organizations.  Posts  Calendar Dates  Retention Center
  5. 5. Calendar  The Calendar Tool has been enhanced to display a consolidated view of all events from the Institution, Courses, Organizations, and the personal calendar.  Calendar events are now color coded by course and due dates for assignments and tests are automatically added.
  6. 6. Discussion Board  The Discussion Board has been redesigned to be more practical.  Forum descriptions are given when you create a thread so that you can include instructions.  All of a thread's posts are now visible at the same time on one page.  A new feature requires students to post to a discussion before seeing other students’ posts.
  7. 7. Content Editor  The new content editor is more robust and gives you more options when entering text.  HTML  Remove formatting  Preview  Mashups
  8. 8. Video Everywhere  Video Everywhere is a new tool in the content editor that can be used by both instructors and students to record video using a webcam.  These videos can be embedded into the site wherever a content editor is available- tests, assignments, Discussio n Boards, and more!
  9. 9. Content Collection  The Content Collection allows you to manage content by organizing it in folders and by centrally storing it within Blackboard.  The Content Collection makes it easier to manage permissions for your content, place content into your Blackboard sites, and share content among users. Video
  10. 10. Inline Grading Inline Grading streamlines the grading process. It allows instructors to view, comment on, and grade student assignment files without leaving the grading page. Image Source
  11. 11. Retention Center  The Retention Center provides an easy way for you to discover which students in your course are at risk and to communicate with these students to begin immediate improvement.  It also provides information on your involvement in the course so that you can become more aware of how you contribute to student achievement. Video
  12. 12. Item Analysis Item Analysis allows instructors to evaluate the quality of each test question and helps you recognize questions that might be poor discriminators of student performance. Poor questions can be identified and then quickly changed with the Automatic Re-grading feature.
  13. 13. Oldies (But Goodies!)  Just because we’re updating to a new version of Blackboard doesn’t mean anything is being removed. You can still use great features, such as:  Blogs, Wikis, and Journals  Learning Modules  Smart Views in the Grade Center
  14. 14. help.blackboard.com  Blackboard has reinvented their support site! The new site features detailed guides, helpful videos, and more information on the new features.  Content has also been organized by user groups, making it easy to find information just for instructors.

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