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Blackboard Learn will be upgraded on May 30 to the latest version. Two of the new features are an all-new Calendar and a global navigation and notification area called My Blackboard. Read more about the upgrade here.

new features: my blackboard and calendar

Introducing the new calendar

The new calendar provides all the features of a modern web calendar, including:

  • View the calendar by course, month, week, day.
  • Course due dates are automatically added to the calendar and color coded by course.
  • Drag and drop calendar entries;  due dates automatically updated when moved.
  • Subscribe to a course calendar in your Outlook, Google or iCal-compatible mobile calendar.

See the new calendar in action:

 

Find out what’s new in My Blackboard

My Blackboard provides a personalized, timely view of information across all your courses. In just a couple of clicks, you can access:

  • Recent Posts (Discussion, Blog, Journal, Wiki)
  • Updates (notifies you of what’s available, due, overdue, needs grading, etc.)
  • Calendar (events and due dates in all your courses, plus personal calendar)
  • Retention Center (faculty only, shows “at-risk” students)
  • Recently posted Grades (students only)

Check out My Blackboard in action:

Other new features are on the way!

Each week, TLP will spotlight new Bb Learn functionality coming this summer. Read more about each:

 

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