Available Now - We are pleased to announce the availability of the Cengage Learning MindLinks™ Building Block for the Blackboard Learn™ 9.1 platform. Instructors and students can now access Cengage Learning digital products, including CourseMate and MindTap™, directly within Blackboard Learn. For an overview and features please visit blackboard.com.
Available Now - LiveText has partnered with Blackboard to bring us the LiveText Single Sign On Building Block for Blackboard. The building block is designed to eliminate the need for multiple sign on's for use of both systems. You can add a link to LiveText for students on your course menu and on content areas of your Blackboard courses. Students will be able to link directly into LiveText from Blackboard without having to sign-on each time. LiveText is a leading provider of solutions for assessment, which facilitate data reporting to effectively measure outcomes-based learning goals and objectives. Check out the instructions on how to create LiveText links within your Blackboard courses (pdf - 149 KB).
Available Now - Educators can easily pull content from McGraw-Hill's Connect® into their Blackboard courses, which offers media rich content, assessment engines, customization and industry leading adaptive learning tools. For an overview and features please visit blackboard.com.
Available Now - Blackboard and Pearson have created an integrated solution that combines the proven results of the MyLab/Mastering programs with the power of Blackboard Learn. Now, Blackboard and Pearson are working together for a single course experience with grade transfer. The integration provides students with convenient access to Pearson's MyLab/Mastering content within Blackboard. For an overview and features please visit blackboard.com.
Available Now - Wiley is excited to announce that WileyPLUS is available through Blackboard. Many instructors already use Wiley's trusted content, including textbooks and digital resources, to teach their course. Now they can seamlessly integrate with WileyPLUS to have everything they need in one central place—right in their Blackboard Learn course. For an overview and features please visit blackboard.com.
The Course Request Form must be received by the Online Learning Coordinator for each course in which you will use Blackboard at least 10 days prior to the start the semester in which the course will be taught. The request form much be completed each time you wish to create a new online course or wish to reuse an existing one. Requests submitted after the deadline will be processed on a case-by-case basis and may result in a delay of course creation and population. Please visit our Information for Instructors page for more information. In an effort to improve the efficiency and quality of Blackboard courses at Winthrop, the following changes are taking effect:
If you are unable to log in to Blackboard because an Adware program keeps launching called Internet Optimizer, you need to remove it immediately. Symantec has developed a removal tool to eliminate this. You should also download and run an anti-Spyware program such as Spybot Search & Destroy.
For faculty new to Blackboard, there are detailed instructions now available on our website.The Blackboard manual is also available online.