Ever find yourself wishing that you could spend less time grading student submissions in Blackboard Learn? If yes, then a quick review of the new Blackboard Learn 9.1, Service Pack 6 Features & Enhancements is in order.

I decided to experiment with the program Jing Pro, which allows you to capture short, 5 minute videos, complete with audio. What a great way to showcase some of the new features and enhancements in the Blackboard Learn platform’s latest release, Service Pack 6…I’m hooked.

Service Pack 6 introduces efficiencies across multiple levels of the education experience through enhancements and new features across the entire Blackboard Learn platform.  As the Product Marketing Manager for the Course Delivery module, I selected videos that highlight new features and enhancements across core Course Delivery workflows: grading and assessment.  These videos focus on how Blackboard Learn’s latest Service Pack will help educators spend less time on the tasks that they do most often.

Check out these videos, and in less than 15 minutes, you’ll be ready to start saving time immediately in Service Pack 6.

Staying Objective and Consistent with Interactive Rubrics

Video 1: Learn more about the new Interactive Rubrics tool in Service Pack 6

Streamlining the Workflow for Manually Graded Student Submissions

Video 2: Learn more about the Needs Grading View for Interactive Tools

Enforcing Time Limits with Online Assessments

Video 3:  Learn more about the Timed Assessments enhancements in Service Pack 6, from both a student and instructor perspective.

So hopefully these quick snapshots of the new tools in Service Pack 6 provide you with enough to get started.  If your institution has not yet upgraded to Service Pack 6, you still have options to test drive these tools on your own.

CourseSites – set up your own courses with our free, hosted online course creation and facilitation environment.

Preview Account – test drive Blackboard Learn for 30 days.

For more information, please visit the Service Pack 6 landing page at www.blackboardlearn.com/new or check out the new Feature Showcase on Blackboard.com.

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  • http://screencast.com/t/L7vLQz0Y John Lane

    Hi, thanks for adding these video links. I checked out the first one and that was fine but the to the third link did not work. Could you please look in to this?


    John Lane

  • Todd Conaway

    We like Jing too.

    You can embed them into your blog page here so users do not get taken to the screencast site. And users can still choose to watch video full screen. After video is created, in the screencast page select the Neptune’s fork (share icon) and use the “Embed On Your Page” HTML. You can resize it to fit into blog post.

    You can see how that looks, and some of our faculty Blackboard courses here: http://telswebletter.blogspot.com/p/tours-of-classes.html