Making a difference in the lives of teachers and students every day.

Introducing the newest capabilities in Blackboard Learn 9.1.

The latest release includes a new look and feel that will improve the experience for students, instructors, and administrators.

Click on the video to see an overview of the latest release
of Blackboard Learn™ 9.1

Explore What's New:

All New User Experience

I love the new features in SP8, especially the new look and feel. It is much cleaner
and is really the next step for Blackboard. Great job and thanks for listening to your customers.

Rene J. Aube,

Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick

All New User Experience

Making Things Easier For Educators

I really like the new features I have seen in SP8, especially the automatic regrading of tests. This will save a lot of by hand and manual calculations and the instructor can do this without tech support! This will be on our test server ASAP!
I am very excited to try it out and kick the tires.

Amanda Bird,

Ottawa University

Making Things Easier for Educators

Empowering Administrators

I am most looking forward to the GUI updates, such as snapshot and authentication, in SP8. It is just easier than the command line option. I also like the course merge feature. We have a lot of course merges so anything that improves this process will help us. Finally, the improved look and feel will also create more engagement from users.

David Callaghan,

Edge Hill University

Empowering Administrators

Improving Insight Into Education

This data is vital for our institutional efforts to increase student retention rates, increase student outcomes, and become a learning-centered university. It also helps instructors identify 'at risk' students and better understand how all students are interacting with course content and each other."

Carey Smouse,

Jacksonville State University

Improving Insight Into Education

Increased Commitment to Openness

Creating Integrations via the GUI in SP8 will be really helpful. The new Authentication Framework also looks really impressive. SP8
will make Blackboard Learn™, Release 9.1 a market leader.

Johan Slabbert,

University of Pretoria

Increased Commitment to Openness

Upgrade Cohort Program

Designed to Help Plan and Execute Your Upgrade.

The Upgrade Cohort Programs are a free series of virtual meetings designed to help you plan and execute your upgrade with Blackboard Learn™. Whether you are moving from another LMS, like CE/Vista or ANGEL, or just looking to install the latest Service Pack, we have a program designed specifically for you.

90% of participants feel better prepared for their upgrade as a direct result of the Upgrade Cohort Program.

Each week of your program, we focus on a different upgrade planning topic, presented by Blackboard experts or your peers, to help guide you through the process.

Through your participation, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Access exclusive resources, Blackboard engineers and guided step-by-step support at each stage of the upgrade planning path.
  • Network with peers moving along a similar path.
  • Hear stories and best practices from other institutions that have already upgraded.

Join a cohort today

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Network with your peers moving along a similar path.
Learn from the experience of others.
Access exclusive resources, Blackboard engineers and guided support at each stage of planning


As you make your plans and consider the options, take advantage of the free tools and resources made available to help you through the upgrade steps.

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Webinars

Attend a webinar and learn about the newest functionality offered in Release 9.1. Choose the webinar specific to your role and hear what Release 9.1 has to offer you.

View a schedule of webinars > Watch a pre-recorded webinar >

Upgrade Center

This website offers a comprehensive combination of tools and resources to ease the change management process and facilitate adoption. You’ll find documentation, webinars, preview tools, free tutorials and more, all customized and organized by license type and hosting scenario.

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Upgrade Readiness Tool

Assess your institution's readiness to move to Blackboard Learn 9.1. Follow the Upgrade Readiness Tool's 3 easy steps to get a Release 9.1 upgrade time estimate, activities checklist and recommended resources.

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