Information Technology will be upgrading Blackboard Learn to 9.1 SP9. This will result in Blackboard being unavailable between 8pm-3am CST on January 3rd, 2013. If you would like to preview the new version prior to the upgrade, you may do so at bbpilot.smumn.edu. Please note any changes made in the preview will not be saved.
This upgrade brings several enhancements including a modern user interface, improved grade center, enhanced rubrics, simpler course navigation and more detailed reports. Please see this article for more information: http://techfaq.smumn.edu/index.php?action=artikel&cat=4&id=322&artlang=en
Here is a preview of upgraded version: