IDAT News

New Features in Blackboard coming 11/4/2021

10/22/2021

Set and display pronouns in Ultra Course View

As part of planned diversity, equity, and inclusion improvements, this release allows users to express to others their personal pronouns. This fosters greater respect between students and with faculty engaging online by letting others know how best to refer to them in their group activities and discussions.

Setting your pronouns in Blackboard

Ultra Rich Text Editor Improvements: Tables. New options available when using tables

Additional formatting options are now available when using tables.

  • Text Style
  • Alignment options
  • List Attachment
  • Insert content

Creating tables in Ultra documents

Progress Tracking

Instructors will be able to enable progress tracking at any time during the term. Enabling this functionality will give students an easy way to keep track of what they have done inside each one of their courses. When enabling progress tracking later than the beginning of the term, participatory items will be retroactively marked as complete. For example, assessments submitted previously by students will be marked as complete. Non-participatory items, like Ultra documents, will still need to be manually marked by students.

Progress Tracking in Blackboard