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Highlighted Blackboard Features

Highlighted below are some of the relatively new features we have updated in Blackboard. Feel free to browse them as you wish. To watch the help video, select the small video icon in the Help column.

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Updated Global Navigation Provides one-click access to your Courses, Organizations, Settings, and Help.
New My Blackboard My Blackboard is a live feed that provides quick and easy access to critical and timely information.
Updated Content Editor Finally! The content editor now allows for seamless copy/paste without having to use the Paste from Word Mashup. help
Updated Calendar The updated calendar now streams events created by the instructor and provides one-click access to items with due dates for courses and organizations. help

Retention Center

The Retention Center replaces the Early Warning System. The Retention Center provides an easy way to discover which students are at risk and overall how students are performing in your course. Help
New Inline Grading The assignment tool now allows instructors to view, annotate, and provide feedback to student file submissions directly within the Blackboard environment. help
Updated Discussion Board Each Discussion Board Forum can now be set to require students to create a thread before seeing other's posts. This is called a "post-first "discussion forum. Also, users' avatar images now appear next to threads and replies. help
New Test Item Analysis Instructors can now evaluate the quality of their questions, see overall how students performed, and seamlessly adjust the assessment if necessary. help