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What's New in Blackboard 9?

Blackboard 9 features fewer click to navigate and to complete course setup options. The new version offers new and improved social learning tools such as blogs and journals, easier navigation, and other Web 2.0 technologies that allow for greater interactivity and collaboration.

  • Blackboard tab contains Hot Links, Course List and My Organizations.
  • Blackboard 9 uses a Web 2.0 interface that allows users to drag and drop items that appear on the screen, select from drop down menu, and access contextual help.
  • For those instructors who prefer to have the Announcements as the course entry point they may do this easily by changing the entry point.

Quick Tutorials Library
Welcome to the Quick Tutorial Library! We’ve updated our Quick Tutorial Library to make it easier to find the feature overviews that you’re looking for. To learn more about Blackboard Learn or the Blackboard Academic Suite through short clips that demonstrate new key features and functionality, please reference the collection below.

These tutorials are organized by version, capability and feature.

Using Blackboard Learn, Release 9 or just want to learn more about it? Visit the On Demand Learning Center with over 50 Quick Tutorials and Getting Started Guides.

Looking for additional training on Blackboard products? Please visit Blackboard Trainingfor more information.


Blackboard Learn 9.1 Tutorial for Students

Getting Started

Submitting an Assignment

Checking your Grades

Working in Groups


Blackboard Learn 9.1 Tutorials for Faculty and Staff

The Course Environment

Adding Content

Making Tools Available on the Course Menu

Creating Blogs

Creating Single Groups and Adding Users

Creating a Grade Center Column

Blackboard SP8 release 9



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Quick reference

Creating a Banner