This is the personal site of Dr. Ronald Lehrer
Associate Dean & Chair, Graduate Education & Special Education
In preparation for the use of Blackboard 9,
I have developed this page for instructors.
The six video tutorials right column will orient all Online Faculty with
I hope that you will preview these videos before our faculty Professional Developments.
Feel free to visit this page as a reference in the future should you wish to incorporate additional features of Blackboard 9 (e.g., Blogs, Groups)
Release Notes for Service Pack 10
Teaching and Learning
- New Global Navigation Menu: Always present
in the top right corner, the new global navigation menu provides
one-click access to key information, resources, and what needs attention
from across all of Learn. The menu is also the entry point to the new
- My Blackboard: A completely new, modern
student experience in Blackboard Learn that consolidates what users need
to know about all of their Courses, Organizations, and Social Learning
interactions into one place. My Blackboard is focused on meeting the
needs of todayâ€™s students and provides them with the following new
tools: Profile, Posts, Updates, My Grades, and People.
- Text and Text-to-Voice Course Notifications:
Students can now receive automated text or text-to-voice notifications
for their courses, for example when a grade has been posted or an
assignment is due.
- Enterprise Surveys & Course Evaluations:
Course Delivery now includes the ability to deliver and analyze
institutional surveys. The Enterprise Survey and Course Evaluation Tool
formerly found in the Outcomes System has been updated and is now
included in the core Course Delivery product. Institutions may now
conduct surveys as needed at the course, department, institution and
general public levels.
- Item Analysis: Assessment Item Analysis helps
instructors refine their assessments by evaluating the quality of each
question and that questionâ€™s ability to discriminate between students
who understand the material and those who do not. This analysis helps
weed out (or correct) questions that are poor discriminators.
Ineffective or misleading questions can easily be identified and
corrected via Blackboardâ€™s Regrade option.
- Content Editor: The new Content Editor, which
is based on the industry standard TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor, vastly
improves the user experience for entering text and adding content to all
areas of Learn.
Blackboard Learn Release 9.0
Watch and Learn with 6 Videos