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Blackboard: Upgrading to Version 9
May 11, 2010, Volume 56, No. 33

During the week of May 17, the Penn Libraries will upgrade the Blackboard Learning System from v. 8 to v. 9. The upgrade will require the current Blackboard system to be unavailable for use from 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 18 until 6 p.m. Thursday, May 20.

Blackboard 9 is sleeker in appearance and functionality than its predecessor and offers several new features including “drag and drop” capability, contextual pull-down menus, a notifications dashboard, and the ability to work with group assignments in the grade center. 

An initial series of workshops and walk-in support sessions designed to ease the transition to the new version are scheduled beginning the week of May 10. Additional workshops will be held throughout the summer. Visit http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicshops for information and to register. Support staff are also available to provide assistance to faculty and instructors one-on-one and at departmental or group meetings. 

For more information contact bb-support@pobox.upenn.edu or visit www.library.upenn.edu/courseware.


Related: Many Networked Applications and Services Unavailable on June 20


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