With the December 21, 2017 Blackboard Learn upgrade comes several new features and enhancements. Perhaps most noticeable is a new look and feel using responsive design for greater accessibility and a more modern user interface (theme) using color, fonts, and spacing for greater consistency between Blackboard Learn (computer version) and the Blackboard mobile app. While colors in your course will look different, functions and placement of features will remain unchanged.
On Friday, December 30, 2016, the UNI eLearning System was upgraded to "Cumulative Update 2 for Blackboard Learn, 9.1 Q4 2015". Besides over 100 issues resolved, the Q4 2015 release also has the following new features and enhancements:
UNI faculty planning to use the UNI eLearning system for their Fall 2011 courses who want to use an existing course as a template are strongly encouraged to participate in one of the new “Migrating to Bb Learn 9” workshops. During these workshops you will take one of your existing eLearning courses and migrate it to the new Bb Learn 9 system.
Additional information and workshop dates.
Panopto is a classroom capture software that allows you to create, save, search and share rich media presentations instantly with your students. The software can be installed on Mac or Windows machines. All you need is a microphone and a computer to get started.
Panopto integration with the UNI eLearning System (Bb Learn 9):
New features and enhancements will be coming to the UNI eLearning System in time for the Fall 2012 semester. The UNI eLearning team will be installing Service Pack 9 on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Service Pack 9 (SP9) is cummulative and contains the ehancements and features of Service Pack 8 (SP8). Below is a explanation of the features and enhancements that will be available after the update to SP9:
The UNI eLearning team will be installing Service Pack 13 on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Below is an explanation of the Instructor features and enhancements that will be available after the installation of Service Pack 13.
Please visit the "To learn more" links for more information, tutorials, or videos.
The UNI eLearning team installed Service Pack 14 on Saturday, December 28, 2013.
Below is an explanation of the new Instructor features and enhancements that are available after the installation of Service Pack 14. Please visit the "To learn more" links for more information, tutorials, or videos.
The UNI eLearning team will be installing the "April 2014 Release" on Thursday, August 7, 2014.
Below is an explanation of the new Instructor features and enhancements that are available after the installation of the "April 2014 Release". Please visit the "To learn more" links for more information, tutorials, or videos.
Respondus is a Windows application that enhances the functionality and usability of the UNI eLearning (Blackboard) Assessment tool. The University of Northern Iowa has obtained a campus-wide license for the Respondus software.
Information about the Respondus software and the Respondus Test Bank Network (a free service that allows instructors to download publisher test banks) is available at www.respondus.com.