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What's New in Blackboard Learn

Over winter break, Blackboard was updated to a more recent version (October, 2014). Though the majority of Blackboard will operate the same as when you left, there are some important new features that we would like to highlight:

Name Description

Student Preview

Instructors can view their course exactly as a student does by using a student account the system generates for them. You will no longer need a separate student account to get this view.

Student Preview

Anonymous and Delegated Grading

Instructors can hide student names from submitted assignments for anonymous grading. Instructors can delegate grading to specific users.

Content Editor

The Content Editor spell check option is now ON by default.




Individual users now have more choice about how their calendars are formatted both in the Calendar tool and when making date selections. They can alter the first day of the week that starts the calendar view in month and week views.


Significant figures have been added in calculated formula test questions, such as leading zeros.

My Grades

The look and feel of My Grades has been updated. Students now view feedback by clicking View Feedback.


SafeAssign is integrated into regular Learn assignments.

For more detailed explainations and to see a full list of upgrades, please visit the Blackboard Learn Release Notes site.