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Academic Technology Launchpad: What's New with Blackboard?

Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.

What's Next?

Jan 2018

  • Blackboard update scheduled tentatively for Jan 4 2018. Approximately 8 hours of downtime
  • Inline grading and assignment view will change from Crocodoc to the new Box view 

New Box View for Inline Grading Coming Soon - January 2018

Fall 2017 Crocodoc view (left) compared to the new Box view (right) for Spring 2018

comparison of 2 views crocodoc and box viewImprovements: More file types supported including images and videos, better rendering and printing allowed, although annotations won't print. 


Blackboard Updates

Aug 2017 - New login screenlogin screen screenshot

Jul/Aug 2017 - Mobile app changes

May 27 2017 - Blackboard was updated to Bb 9.1 Q4 CU3. 

      New and enhanced features, technology updates, bug fixes, improved workflows including: 

Mar 3 2017 - another app server added to improve performance.

Sep 23 2016 - Blackboard update completed successfully.

Jun 1 2016 - Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Many improvements. Much easier to use. Does not require JAVA.

May 20 2016- Update. 

Jan 2016 - Our Blackboard system was moved to Blackboard Cloud servers Improved reliability, performance, and infrastructure to provide a more robust and flexible learning experience. Login screen for Blackboard - looks just like your student email login screen, but connects you to your Blackboard.