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SP 11 New Features

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Global Navigation & "My Blackboard"
Always present in the top right corner, the new navigation menu is the entry point to My Blackboard and also provides one-click access to your Courses, Organizations, Settings and Help features.  Video & Information
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New Improved Calendar:

The new Calendar feature allows instructors and students to view institution level, course and personal events in a single calendar view.  Calendar Information  


Updated Content Editing:
The content editor allows you to add and format text, insert equations and hyperlinks, tables, and attach different types of files to content. The editor appears throughout the system as the default editor.  Text Box Editor Information

Video Everywhere:

Insert video captures into items or discussion board -- videos integrate with YouTube.  Video Everywhere Information

Inline Assignment Grading
No need to download and re-upload assignment files. Now you can grade them on the Bb screen - right in your browser.  Inline Assignment Grading Information

Item Analysis in Assessments:

Refine  assessments by evaluating the quality of each question and that question's ability to discriminate between students who understand the material and students who do not. Ineffective questions can be easily identified and then quickly corrected with the Automatic re-grade feature. Item Analysis Information 


Updated Discussion Board:

Bb has improved the functionality of the discussion board to include avatars, threads all on one page, and the ability to include rich media.  There's also a "Post First" feature, to force students to post before they can read existing threads.  Discussion Board Information


The Retention Center
The Retention Center provides an easy way for you to discover which students in your course are at risk. Based on preconfigured rules and rules you create, students’ engagement and participation are visually displayed, quickly alerting you to potential risk. From the Retention Center, you can communicate with struggling students and help them take immediate action for improvement.  Retention Center Information

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