Center for Information Technology Services

Blackboard Learning System Upgrade

UMB is leaping ahead to implement Blackboard’s most current software release.  Blackboard version 9.1 is notable for its many new faculty-friendly and student-friendly features.  Additionally, “Building Blocks”-- specialty software tools created by Blackboard business partners—have been added to the product to make it an even more powerful learning platform.  A CITS project team has been working with school Blackboard administrators since October, 2009 to thoroughly test the newest version before implementing it for general campus use.  The new product is being introduced to faculty and students during the Spring, 2010 semester, and it will be ready for actual use beginning with classes this summer.