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June 30
New Features in Blackboard

With the upgrade to Blackboard 9, there are a few new features I’d like to share with everyone. As part of the core upgrades, there is now more personalization that you can do on your Blackboard home page. You can easily move the different modules around and place the things important to you at the top of the screen.

Also, you’ll notice a second level of navigation that allows us to keep similar functions together and not over crowd the top navigation bar. Hopefully these two features will remove some of the clutter that made things difficult to find in previous versions.

One very important feature is the Notifications Dashboard. This new tool allows students to go to a single place and get updates on all of your active Blackboard courses, including announcements, new assignments, due dates, and other important information. You can also personalize the way Blackboard sends you email when changes happen in the course. With this new feature, students can spend more time learning, and less time searching.

If you have any questions about these new features, please contact the IT Customer Service Center at 859-257-1300.

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