Aug. 5, 2014 Blackboard Learn Update: Student Preview

What is changing?

This version replaces the old “Student View” with Blackboard’s new “Student Preview.”

Why the change?

The old Student View and its corresponding Demo User were developed by a 3rd party, and are no longer supported by Blackboard.

How will this impact me?

  • The interface to access student preview has changed slightly
  • Grade Center shows PreviewUser account instead of Demo User account
  • When exiting Preview mode, you must choose to keep or delete your student preview data.
  • If you want the same functionality as the old Student View,  choose the option
    “Keep the Preview User and all Data.”

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact TLP at 530-898-6167.





Tues., Aug. 5, 2014 Blackboard Learn Update

On Tues., August 5, 2014 Blackboard Learn will be updated to the latest version of the software.


What are the updates?

Why is it happening on Tues., August 5th?

While there’s no perfect time for this upgrade, August 5th has been selected with the utmost priority given to minimizing service disruption for students and faculty.  As part of visible planning, the timing of the upgrade has been chosen to ensure there is sufficient time to upgrade and test the system prior to starting the fall term.  Although the upgrade will be implemented during the last summer school session the changes should not disrupt existing workflows.

What will I see after the upgrade?

The most notable change in this upgrade will be the “student preview” function. Learn more about the student preview change. If you have questions or concerns please use the comments below or contact TLP at 898-6167.