Introducing Learnline Service Pack 10
Service Pack 10 for Learnline (Blackboard Learn) delivers exciting innovations and improvements to core capabilities, resulting in a product that is more intuitive, engaging, and focused on the student and the educator. Nearly 640 schools and over 1,800 individuals – including educators, students, instructional designers, and administrators – contributed to the development of Service Pack 10.
In particular, we are inspired by the introduction of a new Visual Text Box Editor. The new editor addresses the number one challenge surrounding the development of content “Copy and Paste“ from Microsoft Word. This means that content created in Word will render with reliability within Learnline and essential functions like the ability to resize images, find/replace, and apply formatting are offered simply from the tool bar.
The editor can be expanded to full screen mode offering more screen real estate, a useful addition especially when applying more complex formatting and building content.
That’s not all. Service Pack 10 introduces some new key features;
In response to feedback from students and educators Blackboard have developed My Blackboard a feature that enables all critical information to be collected and displayed via this new interface. Five new tools make up My Blackboard – Overview, Calendar, Posts, Updates and My Grades.
The entry point to My Blackboard is a new Global Navigation Menu. This menu is available in the top right hand corner of the Learnline interface and provides one-click access to Units, Settings, Help and the new My Blackboard tools.
A new look and feel has been developed for this release presenting a more contemporary and elegant view but with the same familiarity as with previous versions.
For staff there are several enhancements to tests and quizzes in this release. Item Analysis helps lecturers refine tests and quizzes by evaluating the quality and validity of each question and that questions’ ability to discriminate between students who understand the material and those who don’t. At-a-glance summary of assessments provides insight into student performance and how the question items performed. Fill in the Blank questions enhancements offer “contains” and “pattern match” logic when grading fill in the blank questions.
To find out more about these exciting new developments coming your way see the Service Pack 10 link.