Blackboard Upgrade January 2015
Blackboard was upgraded on Tuesday, January 6,
2015 at 5pm. The district-wide Blackboard system (for both Chabot
and LPC classes) was upgraded from Blackboard
9.1 Service Pack 13 to the Blackboard 9.1 April 2014 release.
While this is not a major upgrade, it includes some new features and
fixes from Service Pack 14 and the April 2014 releases. Features and
Instructors can view their course exactly
as a student does by using a student account the system
generates for them.
SafeAssign is now integrated into regular
Assignments (no longer separate SafeAssignments). And the look of the SafeAssign Originality Report
has been updated.
Anonymous Grading and
Instructors can hide student names from
submitted assignments for anonymous grading. Instructors can
delegate grading to specific users.
The look and feel of My Grades has
been updated. Students now view feedback by clicking
Those using Course Messages can now choose to receive
notifications of new messages within their Blackboard
account or via email.
|Test Total Points
This enhancement address several related needs, all
revolving around the total points possible for tests, and
needing to adjust the total points possible. In an earlier
release, a change was made to Grade Center columns that were
automatically created to show Test results. Now, there is a
way for users to adjust the total
Points Possible for a Test while maintaining the
integrity of the previous change described above.
A "Score Attempts Using" (Last Grade Attempt,
Highest Grade, etc.) drop-down list has
been added to the Test Options and Create Assignments pages.
Previous Upgrade Information (January 2014)
In early January 2014, Blackboard was upgraded to
Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 13 (SP 13). SP 13 included a
handful of new features and enhancements, including:
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