In an attempt to keep up, we have updated the Blackboard test environment to Bb Learn 9.1 Service Pack 5 with the full set of patches. Faculty are encouraged to log in and try it out. We would like to update the production environment sometime this fall semester, but need for you to help us out by taking it out for a test run first. Please let Corrie or Nan know if you are having difficulty accessing the server or if you need a test course space set up.
Speaking of keeping current… There was a recent article in Faculty Focus about Designing Online Courses with Updates in Mind that I think you may find useful. Along with the obvious need to make sure links are still current and technologies work as expected within the LMS, this article focuses on some quality assurance issues such as aligning course activities and content with course objectives – practices consistent with Quality Matters standards. Let me know what you think.