Welcome to the eLearning@PGCC News blog.
Here you will find resources and important information about Blackboard and online learning for faculty, staff and students at Prince George's Community College.
We hope you enjoy reading it and we welcome your feedback.
The new math editor supports the editing and display of LaTeX formulas. In display mode, the formulas display normally. In editing mode, the LaTeX for the formulas displays. LaTeX formulas can be edited directly using LaTeX or by clicking in the formula and opening the WIRIS editor for true WYSIWYG editing. When you save the formula, it is not converted and retains its LaTeX origin. This is useful for users who have libraries of LaTeX formulas. You can simply copy and paste a formula into the editor for reuse or as the basis for new formula.
Quick Links Tool The Quick Links tool allows you to quickly locate any
heading or section within a page in the Blackboard Learn application and jump
directly to it. Located in the top left, the Quick Links icon (see below) opens a pop-up window which displays the landmark and navigation
links on the page. Any available keyboard shortcuts for the page are also
Click here for more information on the Quick Links tool.
It is now easier to create a new question in the middle of a test.
Before students begin a test, the instructor can add new questions anywhere they choose on the test canvas by clicking the plus sign before or after another question and choosing a question type.
New test availability settings allow instructors to make a number of exceptions to test options after the test is added to a content area for either a single user or a group (e.g. to accommodate disabled students).
Instructors can select one or more groups of students and make a number of exceptions to the already established availability settings. Exceptions may include:
number of attempts
auto submit on or off
availability of test using start and end dates
force completion on or off
Event-based method for releasing feedback
After students complete a test, test results and feedback are available to them. By setting up rules, you can set the release of progressive feedback to keep test results secure and prevent cheating. For example, you can choose between the following options:
After Submission to present Score
Show Incorrect Answers
Students can also see their submitted answers marked as correct or incorrect and any feedback you provided.
Click here for more information on Test Enhancements.
All Questions Are Now Retained in Exported and Imported Tests
All questions are now retained in exported and imported tests, including questions that originate outside the exported test, such as Question Sets, Random Blocks, and Question Links. When the user exports a test and imports it back into a different course, all questions are now present irrespective of their origin.
Click here for more information on retaining questions when importing/exporting tests.