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Blackboard Upgrade Complete

January 30, 2014

The following features have been enhanced with the most recent upgrade to Blackboard, which was completed on December 20, 2013.

  • Tests and Surveys - More options for giving student feedback, detailed test access logs to verify reported test-taking issues, and new test availability settings are among the updates to Blackboard tests and surveys.
  • Discussion Boards - Inline response features and improved thread visibility are highlights of the improved discussion board.
  • Achievements - Faculty can now issue rewards to students with the Achievements tool and students can monitor their own progress toward meeting criteria/obtaining Achievements.
  • Retention Center - Replacing the Early Warning System, the Retention Center lets faculty monitor student performance and easily identify at-risk students.

If you have any questions about the upgrade, contact ITS by phone at 618-650-5500 or by email at More information is located at

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