The upgrade to Blackboard was successful, and the system is now fully available.

You will now have access to the new features below:

Cloud integration

Instructors can copy files from their favorite cloud storage solutions when authoring Content Items or creating Assignments. Students can also submit assignments from their favorite cloud storage solutions. Cloud storage that is supported includes OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Google Drive including G suite accounts, Dropbox, and Box.

Audio/Video Feedback

An instructor or grader can create personalized feedback recordings for individual assessment attempts or manual grade center items. Each recording can be up to 5 minutes long and can be both video and audio. The option appears in the third row of the Content Editor as a microphone icon.

The following feedback locations are supported:

  • Assignment

  • Test

  • Graded Discussion

  • Graded Wiki

  • Graded Blog

  • Graded Journal

  • Feedback in a manual grade column

Students will see icons representing recordings that they can select to start streaming playback of the video on their computer or mobile device.

Thank you for your patience during this migration, any questions regarding the migration can be sent to blackboard@austincc.edu.

Seth Wilkerson

Sr Manager, LMS Services

Office of Information Technology

512-223-1258

sethw@austincc.edu