Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform at Kent State University.
We would like to inform you that we will be applying some updates to Blackboard on May 31,2015. Blackboard Learn will NOT be available from 3 AM to noon on Sunday, May 31,2015 while we apply updates to the system. Please plan your activities in Blackboard accordingly.
If you have tests or assignments due in your Blackboard course during this time you may need to change the deadlines in the course. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you or your students.
Highlights of New Features and Enhancements
Personal Choice for Calendar Week Start Date- This enhancement allows individual users to personalize their experience and choose the way in which the calendar is organized based on regions in which the first day of the calendar week may not be standard
Hijri Calendar option available – The Hijri calendar is an Islamic lunar calendar. The implementation uses the Umm al-Qura algorithm for date calculation.
Calendar Course List Filter – There is now a connection between “show/hide” capability in the My Courses and My Organizations modules with the calendar course list filter.
For details of the enhancements from this update and other support resources please visit http://www.kent.edu/blackboard
An upgrade to Blackboard Learn is scheduled for Sunday, May 31st, 2015.
Blackboard Learn will be UNAVAILABLE on May 31st starting at 3am until 12noon.
Please plan your activities in Blackboard Learn accordingly.