New Features and Enhancements in Blackboard

The newest upgrade to Blackboard has been completed. Outlined below are the new features and enhancements. The upgrade does not impact existing materials in Blackboard.

  • SafeAssign

SafeAssign is no longer a separate assessment option, when using the drop down menu under Assessments on a content page.  It will now appear as a selection option when creating Blackboard Learn Assignments. Visit the Grade Center to grade the SafeAssignments, and view the originality report. You will also have access to the Inline Grading feature.

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  • Student Preview

This is a true student preview mode. You can submit assignments, take tests, view grades, etc as a student.

The  Enter Student Preview function appears in the top-right corner of your course pages, left of the Edit Mode function.

Student Preview function on course page

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  • Date Management

Changing item dates at the beginning of a new term is a common and time consuming task.Use the Date Management tool to easily adjust all content due dates, adaptive release dates, assignment and test  dates in your course. Accessed through the Control Panel > Tools, you can choose to adjust dates automatically or individually from one location.

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