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What's New for 2015-2016

Student Preview

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

Anonymous and Delegated Grading

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

Assessments

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.

Calendar

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.

Collaborate Video Conferencing

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.

Grader App

Grade and provide feedback on student assignments submissions using your iPad2+ and iPad mini running iOS7 and above.

Discontinued in Bb:

--WordPress Course Blogs 

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 mcgrawetc@princeton.edu

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User Manual  Select 9.1 SP14 from the Table of Contents, then select your role (Instructor or Student)

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