The Center for Instructional Design (CID) is pleased to announce the rollout of Blackboard 6 for fall semester 2004. This newest version of Blackboard can help faculty create more engaging course material, help students prepare more effectively for class and even optimize time spent in course development. With improved Grade Book functionality, simpler course navigation and powerful new tools for submitting assignments electronically, Blackboard 6 provides more features and improved functionality for faculty and students.
The CID is offering a series of Blackboard 6 orientation and training courses to all faculty members. To see a list of topics and to sign up for a training session, please visit http://cid.byu.edu/workshops. If you have any other questions regarding the rollout of Blackboard 6 or how to begin creating your courses for Fall semester, please call ext. 2-1888 or visit the Web site at http://cid.byu.edu/support.
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