What's New for 2015-2016
Instructors can view their course exactly as a student does by using a student account the system generates for them. While in student preview mode, you can do the following student activities:
- Submit assignments
- Take tests
- Create blog and discussion posts
- Create journal and wiki entries
- View student tools, such as My Grades
Instructors can hide student names from submitted assignments for anonymous grading. Instructors can delegate grading to specific users.
Instructors can view their course exactly as a student does by using a student account the system generates for them. While in student preview mode, you can do the following student activities:•Submit assignments •Take tests •Create blog and discussion posts •Create journal and wiki entries •View student tools, such as My Grades
In calculated formula test questions, instructors can define the number of significant figures required in the automatic generation of answer sets and in the automated grading process. In the past, instructors could specify only the number of decimal places.
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.
Users can also now choose the Hijri Islamic lunar calendar.
There is now a course list filter in the calendar.
Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing platform designed specifically for education. It is simple and intuitive to use and opens in your browser, so there is no application to download. Works best with the Chrome browser.
Grade and provide feedback on student assignments submissions using your iPad2+ and iPad mini running iOS7 and above.
Discontinued in Bb:
Creating WordPress blogs from within a Blackboard course site is no longer an option. Though the blogs that are native to Blackboard will still be available, if you prefer using WordPress for your course blog, please send a request to the McGraw Center's Educational Technology Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.