New in Blackboard: EesySoft Course Reports

About EesySoft Course Reports This article is part of a series explaining changes and new features introduced in Blackboard for the 2019/20 academic year. Despite its name, the EesySoft Course Report provides module level information on user activity and engagement with content and tools available in each Blackboard module site from the highest level down…

Update on Blackboard Module Site Home Page Channels

This article is part of a series explaining changes and new features introduced in Blackboard for the 2019/20 academic year. Earlier in the summer we announced that we would be adding a series of new channels to all 2019/20 Blackboard module site home pages. Now, we have launched the following two additional channels that pulls…

New in Blackboard: Course Grades Overview

This article is part of a series explaining changes and new features introduced in Blackboard for the 2019/20 academic year. Course Grades Overview collates and provides a read-only view of all available grade columns (excluding survey, weighted total and total columns) from all module sites that an individual student is enrolled on. It displays academic…

New in Blackboard: Collaborate session attendance reporting

This article is part of a series explaining changes and new features introduced in Blackboard for the 2019/20 academic year. If you use Collaborate from a Blackboard site, you¬†can choose to have Collaborate send student attendance¬†about that session to your site’s Attendance page. Attendance session reporting is off by default. You must turn attendance reporting…

New Blackboard Module Site Home Page Channels

This article is part of a series explaining changes introduced as part of this year’s Blackboard rollover. We are automatically adding a series of new channels to all 2019/20 Blackboard module site home pages. These channels provide both students and staff with a consistent set of important information about that module directly from data held…

Updated student organisation enrolment tool

The tool for enrolling students on or removing students from an organisation site will be updated during the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for 18-20 January 2019. This updated tool will now instantly enrol students on or instantly remove students from an organisation site. There will no longer be a delay while the system updates site enrolments.…

New in Blackboard: Site availability toggle

This article is part of a series explaining the enhancements that will be introduced as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for 18-20 January 2019. There is now an alternative way of making Blackboard sites available (and also a useful indicator to see the availability status of a site). The site availability toggle can be…

New in Blackboard: Visual improvements for Grade Centre (and more tools optimised for mobile devices)

This article is part of a series explaining the enhancements that will be introduced as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for 18-20 January 2019. Blackboard have introduced visual improvements for Grade Centre, as well as continuing to develop tools that they are visually ‘responsive’ and better optimised for use on mobile devices. Visual improvements…