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Blackboard Learn

News and Announcements:

New Blackboard Learn Tool!

There is a new tool, Discovery@KSU Reading List, in Blackboard Learn!  Use the Discovery@KSU Reading List tool to create customized reading lists for your Blackboard Learn courses.  These lists can be annotated by instructors and liked directly to University Libraries' content, including the full-text of articles.  These lists can be copied from course to course and shared with other instructors, if desired.  Look for the Discovery@KSU Reading List option under Tools in your Blackboard Learn courses.

Blackboard Learn NEW SP13 Features:

Click HERE to view the New Features
in Blackboard Learn SP13.

This upgrade now provides course instructors some newly added functionality to existing tools.  Some of the highlights of these features that will be improved during this upgrade are outlined below.   Changes to student interface and function are minimal.  A detailed document with features and enhancements of the upgrade is available HERE.
  • Test Enhancements - All questions are now retained in exported and imported tests, including questions from Questions Sets, Random Blocks, and Question Links.  Test Availability Exceptions allow instructors  to select one or more groups of students and make a number of exceptions to provide accommodations for extended time, etc.  *Item Analysis provides statistics on overall test performance and on individual test questions.
  • Inline Assignment Grading - This feature allows instructors to view student-submitted files "inline" in the web browser window without having to download the file and open it in an external application.  Supported document types that can be converted are Word (.doc, .docx), PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx), Excel (.xls, .xlsx), and PDF (.pdf).
  • Redesigned Discussions - thread detail page has been redesigned while maintaining all current functionality.  Instructors now can require students to first post to a forum before they can see other students' posts.
  • New and Improved Calendar - Faculty and students can view institution level, course, and personal events in a color coded calendar view.  Users can create recurring events by selecting the Repeat check box.
  • Improved Content Editor - Enhanced math formula editing capabilities also supports the editing and display of LaTeX formulas.  Improved text formatting options.

Important Info:

Check Blackboard Services Status any time for
current service availability.

Scheduled Maintenance Window for Blackboard

Please note that Blackboard scheduled maintenance windows are
Sunday's 5:00am - 7:00am
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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