New Feature! How to add a Test Student account in Blackboard

How to add a Test Student account: After completing this tutorial you will be able to: Create a Test Student Account Enroll your Test Student in your current course(s) View and participate in your course(s) as a student.  1.       Navigate to the Control Panel located underneath the course menu.  2.       Click on the Course Tools […]


Message Notifications Just Got a Lot Easier in Blackboard

A frequent enhancement request for Blackboard Learn 9.1 by our faculty and many other faculty around the country is the ability to see if you have a message within a course without having to log into each course. This would be especially helpful for faculty teaching a large load of courses using Blackboard and utilizing […]


Blackboard SP6 New Features & Enhancements: Ready for the Upgrade?

Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP6 has been tested by Valencia’s LTAD team to upgrade our systems next week. Below are some of the new features and enhancements relating directly to teaching in learning, which includes the much anticipated interactive rubrics. Upcoming Blackboard outage – Aug 8 & 9 Blackboard will be down for maintenance and upgrades […]


Blackboard Messages vs. Email

What are the different functions of Messages and Email tools in Blackboard Learn? This question often comes up among faculty new to Blackboard Learn 9.1, especially those who have migrated from the WebCT, with the terminology for Mail being the internal communication within the system. Messages Messages are private and secure text-based communication that occurs […]


Blackboard Learn: The Beginning of a new era

On behalf of the Office for Information Technology, I would like to thank all Valencia Faculty, Staff, and Students for your patience and support over the past year.  The transition from Blackboard/WebCT CE to Blackboard Learn9.1 has been the major undertaking of the Learning Technology & Alternative Delivery team for the past year. What if […]