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Blackboard Learn has been improved

Blackboard Learn 9.1 now has a more modern design, improved functionality, and new features designed to save you valuable time and increase engagement between students and faculty.

A new improvement in December is the Content Collection.

The Content Collection is a file repository that allows faculty and students to store, manage, and share content. The Content Collection functions as a virtual hard drive that can be accessed from any computer by logging into a user’s Blackboard account. When a file resides in the Content Collection, it can be easily reused and linked to from any Blackboard course, and if a file that resides in the Content Collection needs updating, faculty need to update it only once, eliminating the need to go into each course to upload an updated version of the file. Find Out More!

Highlights include:

  • Global Navigation & My Blackboard: Important academic information can now be accessed from one place in Blackboard. The new Global Navigation menu allows for one-click access to all of your Blackboard sites. My Blackboard can be found in this new menu and allows you to view your posts, grades, upcoming assignments and calendar all from one place.

  • New Content Editor: Blackboard has completely redesigned its Content Editor to allow easier formatting, pasting of content and the creation of math formulas.

  • Video Everywhere: An exciting new feature is Video Everywhere, which allows users to record video directly from their webcam and embed the clips directly into the Content Editor.

  • The Retention Center: Replacing the Early Warning Dashboard, the Retention Center allows instructors to monitor their students' progress and performance within the course.

  • Inline Assignment Grading: With this new tool, there is no need to download student assignment submissions before grading them. Instructors can view, provide feedback and grade assignment attempts all from within their browser.

Students can find more information here, while faculty can find more information here. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 216.368.HELP (4357), or at

Access Blackboard Learn

Log in to Blackboard Learn at with your CWRU Network ID and password. If you have trouble accessing Blackboard, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 216.368.HELP (4357).

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Blackboard 9 Essential Training for Instructors and Students is available from

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