Blackboard 9.1 service pack 8

We have upgraded to Blackboard 9.1 service pack 8 (sp8) this summer. The short video below from Blackboard provides an overview of the new version. The first minute and 15 seconds are most relevant.


Read a summary of enhancements in Blackboard 9.1 service pack 8.

What differences should staff be aware of?

Key differences in the new version include:

  • Editing icons (always visible previously) are replaced by rollover editing (giving a cleaner, less cluttered interface)
  • Show/hide course menu button has been removed. Just hover your mouse to the right of the course menu to see this option
  • Edit mode is now a green button when on, and greyed out when off
  • A home icon replaces course titles in the breadcrumb trail. Cicking on the home icon takes you to the course entry point e.g. Announcements
  • Links are no longer underlined e.g. links to assignment submission points
  • Change of menu names in content areas: "Create assessments " is now just "Assessments". "Add interactive tool" is just "Tools"
  • Add tools via "Tools" menu rather than via "Build content"