Blackboard 9.1 Release April 2014 new features

NOTE: The links below are provided by Blackboard Inc.  Please keep in mind these features will not be available to Towson until after the Update in August. 

Student Preview

Instructors can now see their course just as the students do.

Note: With this new feature all current test student accounts will be removed from the Blackboard enviroment after the upgrade.

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SafeAssign Integration

SafeAssign is now integrated with the Assignment tool in Bb. This reduces the amount of management the professor needs to do when grading SafeAssignments. Instructors will now only need to visit the Grade Center to grade SafeAssignments and they will have access to the Inline Grading feature.

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SafeAssign Originality Reports

The reports from SafeAssign still contain all information related to plagarism checking they have just redeisgned the format.

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Portfolio Improvements

Blackboard's portfolio tool has been improved, adding assigned portfolios, inline grading and other new features.

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Grade Center Improvements

There are new options when grading tests and assignments. Instructions using the Grade Schema can now make an A+ 100% or higher.

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Assessment Significant Figures

You can select the number of decimal points or figures for answers generated by Blackboard.

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Inline Grading

Inline Grading has been updated to include disccusion boards, journals, wikis and blogs.

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Anonymous Grading

Eliminate any bias towards students by grading assignments anonymously. You can hide student's names while grading.

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Delegated Grading

If there are multiple instructors or teaching assistants, you can deleage who grades what assignments, or if a specific person grades everything for a set of specific students.

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My Grades Update

Students can now order their grades by due date, last activity or course. Students can also select all graded, upcoming, or submitted assignments.

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Groups Management

Now, you can easily see who is in a group, which groups have been active, modify group membership and export groupmemberships among classes.

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Date Management

Once a course has been copied, professors can update the due dates of all items in the course from one location.

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Achievements

You will now be able to reward students for completing assignments and tests by giving them badges and certificates.

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Course Message Notifications

You can now be notified of new messages in the My Blackboard Updates area, the Whats New Module, and in your email.

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