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Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform at Kent State University.

System Announcements

  • Blackboard Update -Sunday, May 31, 3 AM-noon (Friday, May 22, 2015)

    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

    • New Calendar Type and Formatting 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.

    • Content Editor Spellcheck – Spellcheck option is now set to ON by default
    • SafeAssign- SafeAssign is now merged with regular Assignment tool
    • Grading options Added- New options for grading are now available- Delegated Grading , Anonymous Grading​
    • Enhanced Student Preview Tool- Allows you to review the course content and validate the course behaviors; you can experience your course exactly as your students do.
    • My Grades- The look and feel of My Grades has been updated. Students now view feedback by clicking View Feedback.


    For details of the enhancements from this update and other support resources please visit



  • Blackboard Learn Upgrade Scheduled for Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Friday, May 22, 2015)

    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.