Can I start on my own learning more about Blackboard??

There is a lot of new information, tools and techniques to learn as we move to the new Blackboard 9.1.

Here is a resources I look at constantly for references as I prepare the how to do’s for FSU

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Any known issues with Blackboard 9.1??

YES!! I was reading through numerous blogs across and it seems Blackboard 9.1 and Internet Explorer are not the best of friends. So Mozilla Firefox is the most recommended browser. There are many other issues that we all should be aware of as we start using Blackboard 9.1.. For more information please visit

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Blackboard how to do guides

For Faculty: Blackboard how to do guides

Getting Started with the Course Environment how to navigate and accomplish certain tasks within your Blackboard course (PDF, 3 pages)
Getting Started with Course Content how to add and organize content within your Blackboard course (PDF, 4 pages)
Getting Started with Assignments how to create and grade student assignments within Blackboard (PDF, 4 pages)
Getting Started with the Grade Center how to post and modify your students grades on Blackboard (PDF, 8 pages)
Getting Started with Building a Test how to create and deploy a test in Blackboard (PDF, 4 pages)
Getting Started with Groups how to divide your students into groups to allow them to collaborate on Blackboard (PDF, 4 pages)
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Blackboard 9.1: The EDIT Button

Edit Mode

Edit Mode is used to manage your course.

  • When Edit Mode is OFF, you see what your students see.
  •  When Edit Mode is ON, you are able to create and edit throughout the course without needing to go into the Control Panel.

In-line Add, Edit, and Drag and Drop:  In-line actions and drag and drop results in quicker Course Menu set up and management. 

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Does Blackboard 9.1 have all the features from Blackboard 8?

Feature Lost

  • Announcement Text in Email – Email notifications for announcements include a link to the announcement, but do not include the full body of the announcement text.
  • Announcement Filter – Users are no longer able to view just the announcements posted from the current day.
  • Digital Dropbox – The more robust Assignments tool and the Group File Exchange feature meets the needs of individual users and groups for completing and managing course work. These functions made the Digital Drop Box obsolete. For more information, see Assignments.
  • Electric Blackboard – Now students can use Journals to complete these same tasks, making it much more fully featured than the Electric Blackboard tool. For more information, see Blogs and Journals.
  • Student Homepages – Student homepages are no longer needed because the new Blogs tool enables students to express their thoughts and reflect on learning within a course and the My Places tool allows student to post their avatar system-wide (instead of limited to the Course environment) and includes additional functionality and a customizable set of links to frequently accessed information as well as tools to personalize a user’s own experience.
  • Tools Panel: There is no longer a separate Tools panel in the Course Menu. “Course Tools” and “Communication Tools” have been combined into a single Tools area that appears within the default Course Menu.
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First Look at Blackboard 9.1

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What’s New in Blackboard 9.1?

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