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 […]


ACT NOW – Last Week for retrieving WebCT content

THIS IS YOUR LAST WEEK TO RETRIEVE CONTENT FROM WEBCT Any class materials that are still needed from WebCT need to be saved or migrated into Blackboard before 11:00pm on Saturday, May 28th!   If you have not moved your content from WebCT CE8 yet, now is the time to do so. WebCT’s official retirement date […]