Bb Upgrade Logo Blackboard Upgrades 9.1 2016


Fall 2016 Blackboard updates

LTU upgraded to an updated Blackboard Learn to provide a number of new features and to improve the overall performance.

The overall “look and feel” of Blackboard has not changed drastically but there are “new” features that are included in the updates.

Blackboard for students will see some enhancements, but faculty will see more of the enhancements.

What’s different?

The table below lists the new features and updates you will see.

Feature Description Link for More Information
Student Preview for Instructors Instructors can now "turn on" a system generated student account and view course exactly as a student does Student Preview
Safe Assignment Integration

Safe Assignment is now totally integrated with the Assessment option under Assignments.

Multiple Attempts of Safe Assignments is now an option - separate assessment for drafts no longer needed.

Safe Assignments
Grading and Improved SA Originality Report

SA grading and View Originality Report now incorporated within In-Line grading option

Originality Report has been updated with cleaner look 

Safe Assignment Grading
Bb Collaborate

New Interface, easier access (CHROME) no downloads, launchers



Faculty - Student Preview

You asked for it, you got it!


Safe Assignment Integration within Assessment

Creating a Safe Assignment assessment just got easier than ever!  New Safe Assignments assessment option now incorporates:

  • Draft option - select "multiple attempts"
  • Use InLine grading, access SA report, use a rubric, add comments, and grade
  • Group attempts

Existing: Yes, existing Safe Assignment will continue to work (e.g., course imported content or course copied content)

New: Create a new assignment to fully take advantage of new options!

Create Safe Assignment

 Safe Assignment Tour Video