What’s New in Blackboard 9.1 ServicePack 11

Inline Grading for Assignments (click title for tutorial)

inline grading

You can view, comment, and grade student-submitted assignment files without leaving the Grade Assignment page. When you view a document submitted in an assignment, that document is converted to a format that is viewable inside the web browser. Supported document types that can be converted are Word (DOC, DOCX), PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX), Excel (XLS, XLSX), and PDF (PDF). The converted document is displayed in a viewer on the Grade Assignment page. Formatting and embedded images of the original document are preserved in the conversion.

The Retention Center (click title for tutorial)

retention_center_main_pageThe Retention Center provides an easy way for you to discover which students in your course are at risk. Based on preconfigured rules and rules you create, students’ engagement and participation are visually displayed, quickly alerting you to potential risk. From the Retention Center, you can communicate with struggling students and help them take immediate action for improvement.

Running Item Analysis on a Test (click title for tutorial)

tests_item_analysis_contextualmenuItem analysis provides statistics on overall test performance and individual test questions. This data helps you recognize questions that might be poor discriminators of student performance. You can use this information to improve questions for future test administrations or to adjust credit on current attempts.

My Blackboard (click title for tutorial)

my-blackboardPosts, Updates, and My Grades, enable faculty and students to stay up-to-date on what’s going on across all their Courses and Organizations in Blackboard. Now, the critical information you need to know from across all of Learn is consolidated in a simple, modern, easily consumable way. Notifications and updates will also be combined with the student having the ability to control what notifications are seen and how they are transmitted.

Video Everywhere (click title for tutorial)

video-everywhereYou can record video everywhere from the content editor. Users will be able to record video and upload it directly to YouTube safely,  The feature provides the ability for users to record a video on the fly using a webcam and have it seamlessly embedded in course materials through the content editor.

 

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