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October 2014 Features

Blackboard Store

Students can easily purchase required course materials at competitive prices via personalized shopping lists and quick access from within Blackboard Learn. Instructors can find, compare, and assign materials from the largest online catalog of commercial and open educational content.

Installs using the Learn 9.1 October 2014 prior to February 5, 2015 will see the Blackboard Store Building Block included and automatically available. However, installs using the Learn 9.1 October 2014 on or after February 5, 2015 will not see the Blackboard Store Building Block included. Those wanting to install the Blackboard Store Building Block should refer to the Blackboard Store details available here on Behind the Blackboard.

To learn more, see Administrator: Blackboard Store | Instructor: Blackboard Store | Student: Blackboard Store

Calendar

Individual users now have more choice about how their calendars are formatted both in the Calendar tool and when making date selections. They can alter the first day of the week that starts the calendar view in month and week views. Users can also now choose the Hijri Islamic lunar calendar. There is now a course list filter in the calendar.

To learn more, see Administrator: Calendar | Instructor: Calendar | Student: Calendar

Content Editor

The Content Editor spell check option is now ON by default.

To learn more, see Administrator: Content Editor | Instructor: Content Editor

Language packs

Translation change requests have been implemented to improve the quality and usability of the language packs for Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Spanish, Turkish, and Korean. Czech and Polish language packs have been added.

To learn more, see Administrator: Language Packs | Instructor: Languages Other Than English | Student: Languages Other Than English

Outcomes Assessment

Users can now access report options to create a printable view to save the visualized report as a PDF or XLS. There are also additional data fields available to provide further insight needed for in-depth data analysis for quantitative and qualitative assessment.

To learn more, see Administrator: Outcomes Assessment (available in English only)

Video Everywhere

Blackboard Learn has integrated with OAuth 2.0. With this update, users are able to seamlessly use several video features within Learn without authentication issues.

To learn more, see Administrator: Video Everywhere | Instructor: Video Everywhere