Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 11

What's New Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 11

Blackboard Learn, Version 9.1, Service Pack 11 (SP11) includes a new look and feel that will enhance the experience for instructors, students, and administrators. Users already familiar with Bb 9.1 will be pleased with the additional functionality Bb 9.1, SP11 offers. New enhancements affect Blackboard's user interface and workflow functionality. If you would like additonal information about a specific feature, click on its' title to learn more. As always, please feel free to contact your Faculty Resource Center team for assistance with MyGateway. Highlights include:

New Content Editor (text editor)

View Screen Shots - Content Editor

Using the Content Editor

Oveview of the Content Editor

  • Improved math editor
  • 3 built in dictionaries
  • Extended font families include fonts like Hellenistic Greek
  • Word copy/paste tool
  • Insert non-breaking spaces
  • Symbols & emoticons
  • CSS editing
  • Find/Replace
  • Better table management
  • Auto HTML validation for media

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Course Delivery Changes
View Screen Shots - Course Delivery Changes

  • Assessment item analysis-individual question stats & re-grading - View Tutorial
  • Fill in the blank assessment questions now offer ‘contains’ & ‘pattern match’ as well as case sensitivity
  • Enterprise & Course level surveys available that are independent of the surveys instructors use
  • Aggregate survey results for data analysis

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New Global Navigation
(upper right corner, a drop down menu with many navigation options)
Accessing the Global Navigation Panel

  • Course navigation
  • Messaging/email
  • My Grades for students
  • Calendar Feature - Watch Video
  • Notifications

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Additonal Updates

  • Improved File Picker, the full tool is more like Microsoft Explorer
  • Better warnings when deleting or moving linked files
  • Redesigned Discussion Board - View DB updates
  • Improved overall site security
  • Site wide SSL

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Additional Resources

  • Feature Showcase - explore highlights of the latest features of Bb 9.1, SP 11
  • Browser Support - highlights broswer configurations tested for Bb 9.1, SP 11
  • Overview of Bb 9.1, SP 11 - highlights the latest features
  • Respondus Patch for Bb 9.1, SP 11 - current users will need to apply this update in order to use the Respondus software with the latest version of Blackboard (MyGateway). When you click on the link, scroll down and select the "Campus Wide Version" not the "Single User Version." Download (save) the file to your desktop and run.
  • StudyMate Patch for Bb 9.1, SP11 - current users will need to apply this update in order to use the StudyMate software with the latest version of Blackboard (MyGateway). When you click on the link, scroll down and select the "Campus Wide Version" not the "Single User Version." Download (save) the file to your desktop and run.






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