Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bb Down 5/27 for Upgrade: Resulting Changes

Bb 9.1 for Faculty

Blackboard will be unavailable on Friday, May 27th from 2:30 AM to 8:00 PM due to an upgrade to service pack 4.

What’s new with the installation of SP4?

New Announcements now appear directly below a repositionable bar. Priority Announcements can be moved above the bar so they always appear first in the list. Students do not see the bar. (Known Issue: If you move the repositionable bar to the bottom of the announcements, it will no longer be available. Also after doing this, the control panel may stop working. You can correct this by adding another announcement.)

Instructors now have the ability to view question numbers while building and editing assessments. Questions can be referenced by number throughout the assessment and can be used to sequence questions in an assessment. Also, feedback for each answer is now available for Multiple Answer questions.