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Blackboard Upgrade

Other New Features and Changes

Quick Links

  • Quick Links icon (upper-left corner of every window) opens a pop-up window that displays the landmark and navigation links on the page and available keyboard shortcuts for that page

Screen shot of the Quick Links button Screen shot of the Quick Links Pop Up Window

  • Allows users to quickly locate any heading or section within any page in the Blackboard Learn application and jump directly to it.
  • Provides navigation efficiency for sighted keyboard only users

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Content Editor Math Formulas Enhancement

  • The Math Editor is now based on JavaScript rather than a Java Applet
  • Full math-editing capabilities are now available on platforms that cannot run java in browsers - including iOS

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Wiki, Blog, and Journal Improvements

  • Instructors can now add a Due Date to any graded Wiki, Blog, or Journal

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Accessibility Improvements

  • The Quick Links tool - navigation efficiency for sighted keyboard only users
  • Test Availability Exceptions provide flexible options for students with different test-taking needs
  • Improved usability of all of the interactive tools (discussion boards, wikis, blogs and journals)
  • Discussion board redesign make threads simple to consume with screen reader technology - less screen clutter
  • Content Editor Math Formulas - moved from a non-accessible applet-based editor to a JavaScript-based editor

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