Blackboard™ is a course management system used campus-wide at NIU. The system allows faculty to post materials, deliver tests and surveys, hold online discussion and many other course-related functions. All currently-enrolled students and teaching faculty have access to the Blackboard system. We are running Blackboard version 9.1 Service Pack 11, having upgraded the system June 8, 2013. Login to the NIU Blackboard site at: http://webcourses.niu.edu
A Look At What's Next For Blackboard - May 2014 Upgrade
Blackboard Learn, the course management system utiilized by Northern Illinois University faculty, staff, teaching assistants, and students, continues to be an important platform for facilitating teaching at learning at NIU, with over 97% of students and 85% of teaching faculty using the system during Fall 2013. Over the past several years, there have been significant upgrades implemented to the system which have added many new features as well as an improved overall user experience.
The upcoming upgrade will be completed over Memorial Day weekend, from May 23 - May 26, 2014 and will provide an even more user friendly and modern experience for students and faculty alike. An outage will be necessary to perform the upgrade, and details will be announced as they become available. In this upgrade, many existing features have been improved and some exciting new features added to make the user experience more accessible and efficient.