Friday, July 15, 2011

Blackboard Upgrade on the Way

MCC will soon be upgrading to a new version of Blackboard. The new version, called Blackboard Learn™, Release 9.1, will go live on August 8. Here are some of the great new features:

Student Engagement is the Key to Success
In Release 9.1, exciting new social learning and teaching tools foster more logical, visually impactful, and active learning opportunities for students, helping them stay connected to their educational experience 24 hours a day with features like wikis, gradable blogs, and mashups.

Educator Efficiency is Important
New capabilities in Release 9.1 will save educators and organizational leaders time and effort, making it easier to focus on student achievement and retention. Enhanced grading workflow, an assessment manager, and learning modules for course organization allow instructors to be more efficient.

For more information, check out these resources:
• A new on-demand learning center with free access to videos, quick tutorials and getting started guides
• DES teaching and tech resources wiki; on the right-hand sidebar, select "9.1 Upgrade Center"
• Access a tutorial on the new Blackboard system; select "Preview"

Watch The MCC Insider for more details on the upgrade.

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