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
Blackboard Collaborate 12.5 Now Available
Date posted: 6/10/2013
NIU has upgraded to the latest release of Blackboard Collaborate, version 12.5.
Some of the highlights include:
Support for Android devices!
Built-in phone conferencing with auto-provisioned call-in numbers, eliminating the need for a third-party teleconferencing provider
Single-click individual permissions and ability to toggle chat emoticons on/off for increased moderator control
Cloud-based MP3/MP4 conversion service, enabling instructors to make any recorded session easily accessible on desktop, laptop, and any mobile device
JAWS versions 13 and 14 now supported with the Java Access Bridge version 2.0.3