[Socrates] Blackboard Upgrade and Down Time

Kenneth J Lord Kenneth.Lord at qc.cuny.edu
Mon Nov 18 13:18:54 EST 2013

CUNY Executive Vice Chancellor Alexandra Logue announced a university-wide upgrade to Blackboard that will introduce new features and functionality into the learning management system.  These new features will positively impact the experience of teaching and learning in Blackboard.  Among the new features are:

  *   An enhanced method of navigating among classes and resources
  *   Test and assessment enhancements such as differential test timing and item analysis options
  *   New inline grading functions that simplify giving feedback to students
  *   A redesigned discussion board
  *   An improved content editor

The actual upgrade to Blackboard will begin on December 26th, 2013 and is expected to be completed on December 28th, 2013.  Unfortunately, the system will be unavailable during this time.

Two workshops will be presented on the new features of Blackboard: Monday, December 2nd and Wednesday, December 4th both 12:15-1:30 in SB A223. Registration is at apps.qc.cuny.edu/Workshops.
Additional details and FAQ's are available at www.cuny.edu/blackboard<http://www.cuny.edu/blackboard>.
Please direct any questions to Ken Lord (kenneth.lord at qc.cuny.edu<mailto:kenneth.lord at qc.cuny.edu>).

Again, please note that Blackboard will not be available December 26th to December 28th for this important upgrade.

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