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Blackboard Learn will be UNAVAILABLE,

Sunday, May 31st from 3am until approximately 12noon

due to system upgrade.

Please plan your activities in Blackboard Learn accordingly.

Here are some new features and enhancements we will be implementing in the upgrade:

  • Student Preview - Instructors can view their course exactly as a student does by using a student account the system generates for them.
  • 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.
  • Hijri Calendar - The Hijri calendar is an Islamic lunar calendar. Like the Gregorian (Western) calendar, there are seven days in a week and twelve months in a year. However, it is a lunar calendar based on lunar observations for the start of a month, and the year numbering is based on Islamic tradition rather than the Gregorian calendar's Christian tradition. The implementation uses the Umm al-Qura algorithm for date calculation.
  • Content Editor Spellcheck – The spellcheck option’s default state to “ON”.
  • Video Everywhere - Using the content editor, you can record video everywhere.
  • SafeAssign - Now integrated into regular Blackboard Learn assignments.
  • My Grades - Students are now able to view Instuctor feedback by clicking View Feedback.
  • Delegated Grading - Instructors can delegate grading to specific users.
  • Anonymous Grading​ - Instructors can hide student names from submitted assignments for anonymous grading.


Learn more about Blackboard Learn

Visit the Tutorials section under Resources for Faculty!

You can learn more about Grade CenterCourse Tools or Tests, Surveys, and Pools.

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Please note that Blackboard scheduled maintenance windows are Sundays 5 am - 7 am
Blackboard system may be down during that time for regular maintenance. 
Please plan your class activities accordingly.
We will also post announcements in Blackboard in advance, as well.

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