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Blackboard Update

 New STUDENT VIEW Feature Now Available.

The newly installed "Student View" allows instructors and leaders in Blackboard course and organization sites, to experience their sites as students. Instructors may take tests as student, submit an assignment as a student, see the student view of grades, and more.

To enable Student View click on the "Go To Student View" button.

 student view button


Click again to return to the instructor view.

 instructor button


Please note : this will create a student username such as bb_demo_12345 in your course.

For questions, send an e-mail to or contact Tami Regulski (777-6145), Carol Bell (777-6398) or Andrea Witteman (777-6457).


Blackboard Request

If you would like to request a publisher or third party building block or extension please fill out the form.  All submissions will be reviewed by the Blackboard Support committee.



Blackoard Test Creation Tips (pdf)


Selected videos

 In-line grading of assignments video

Global Navigation video

Calendar features video


Retention Center video


Notifications settings video 

Creating a TurnItIn assignment video

Grading a Turnitin  assignment video



Blackboard Road map

In March 2013, the Blackboard Support Group distributed a survey to all Binghamton University faculty to examine their needs in a learning management system. Faculty were asked to identify "additional features and functions you would like to see in a learning management system." Three major themes arose from this inquiry:

In response to this survey, the Blackboard Support Group has developed a three-phase plan to implement these requested changes.

Phase I - Completed

Phase II


Integration with Banner Student System allowing for roster synchronization

Phase III



For addition information, please contact Carol Bell at





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Last Updated: 3/4/15