UAB implemented a service pack upgrade for Blackboard Learn 9.1 on August 12th, 2013, and this change results in a new look and feel and some new features to the Blackboard environment.
The information below provides a summary of major changes and links to additional content on the change.
*Student information on new features in Blackboard Learn Service Pack 13.
*Not all features may be available for the system as a whole or for certain schools.
|Global Navigation & My Blackboard||Create a blackboard profile|
|New discussion thread and post features||Social Learning Tools|
Blackboard Learn Toolbar
The Blackboard Learn Toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefox enhances the browsing experience for learners.
It facilitates research using context-aware decision support information rather than raw search results.
Learners can use the toolbar to discover resources using the Microsoft Bing Decision Engine.
Combined with this new way to search are notifications your students use every day from the Blackboard Learn software.
You can reach students with course updates where they already are – browsing on the web.
Any time their web browser is open they are connected to your institution and getting notifications from classes.