Blackboard Archive

  • Blackboard Fall Updates

    Blackboard Fall Updates

    Blackboard Learn (Bb), IIT's learning management system (LMS), will be updated to the latest service pack during this Friday’s (August 15) routine OTS service window.

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    Old Blackboard 8 Decommissioning Targeted for December 13

    Access to the old Blackboard 8 system (used prior to Spring 2013) will conclude at the end of this semester.

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    Update: Fall 2013 Blackboard

    IIT will upgrade Blackboard for the fall semester on Friday, August 16. The new version introduces global navigation and a dashboardcalled My Blackboard, which will centralize information from across your courses. There is also an improved calendar that will allow you to integrate your Blackboard calendar with iCal or Google.

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    Faculty Brown Bag on Teaching and Pedagogy: “Using Blackboard Assignments and Exams for Assessment”

    IIT Online is organizing an ongoing series of brown bags for faculty about teaching practice. Join us on Wednesday, April 3 from 12:45–1:45 pm in Stuart 204 for a conversation with Ray Trygstad of IIT School of Applied Technology, who will be discussing "Using Blackboard Assignments and Exams for Assessment."

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  • Bb Open Q&A Sessions for Faculty/TAs

    Bb Open Q&A Sessions for Faculty/TAs

    IIT Online will be holding two sessions to answer faculty and TA questions about Blackboard.

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    More Blackboard Faculty Workshops This Week

    With just days until the start of the spring 2013 semester, are you ready for the new Blackboard? If not, IIT Online has resources available! Find how-to videos and .pdfs atthe Blackboard at IIT site. Faculty workshops will also take place every afternoon for the rest of this week. See the training section or calendar for additional details or to sign up.

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    Blackboard 9.1 Is Live

    Over the weekend, OTS made the formal URL switch: the Blackboard icon in the MyIIT portal and https://blackboard.iit.edu nowpoint to our new system, Blackboard 9.1.

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    Blackboard Workshops Coming Soon

    Beginning in December, IIT Online will offer three new faculty workshops in addition to the general orientation session for Blackboard. These are hands-on workshops to introduce and support faculty in building courses.

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    Spring Courses Will Be Loaded to Blackboard Next Week

    Only five days and counting! Thanks to the OTS Blackboard team, spring 2013 courses will be loaded into the new version of Blackboard and made available to faculty on Monday, November 5, instead of later in November.

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    Blackboard 9.1 Update

    There are only 98 days before Blackboard 9.1 is the live system for students and the Digital Dropbox disappears! Where did it go? File submission is now incorporated into the creation of specific assignments.

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