Announcing the New Blackboard


Blackboard will undergo a significant upgrade over the holiday break.  The new Blackboard experience has a modern look and feel that will function optimally on a variety of screen sizes and mobile devices. It also includes a new navigation structure that will save you time with simpler workflows and streamlined access to important information.

This upgrade will be completed in two phases: the first phase will change the way Blackboard looks and the way you navigate the system (to be completed in time for the SP/SPF term/semester).  The second phase will be a change to the way courses function.  That will happen in time for courses that begin on May 4. In short, the changes coming in January will be primarily cosmetic, but the changes coming in May will revolutionize your course experience.

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ALL instructors who are teaching in SP or SPF 2020 must attend training.  Four options are available.  Please register here: