Starting in the Fall 2013 semester there will be several updates and changes to the myCourses system.

Updated or Changed Features:


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  • Clicking the myCourses link in the launchpad will take you directly to your myCourses Dashboard in the new system, the page giving the option to log into your course sites in the old system will no longer be available.
  • Click here for a video demonstration.

View Entire Discussion Threads on One Page

  • Clicking on a Discussion thread will now display all the posts within that thread on a single page.
  • Replying to a post will now open the Content Editor in the same page, making it easier to view other submissions while writing your own response.
  • Click here for a video demonstration.

Updated My Grades Page

  • Clicking on an assignment in myGrades will now display your submission and scoring within your myGrades page, rather than loading the submission on a new page.
  • You will be able to view your .doc, .ppt, .xls and .pdf file submissions within the browser without downloading, as well as any comments or suggestions made by your instructor.
  • Click here for a video demonstration.

Logout Button

  • A power button symbol is now used to log out of your myCourses account in place of the "Logout" button.
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New Features


My Blackboard Profile

A profile is a reflection of how you want to present yourself to your peers, classmates, and instructors. In your Blackboard profile ,you decide what you want to be called, what your academic interests are, and anything else you want to share with other users. A profile is not the same as your user account.
My Blackboard profile video demonstration

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My Blackboard Updates aggregates all notifications that users have elected to receive.

Posts Feed

My Blackboard Posts aggregates posts and comments from blogs, journals, wikis, and discussion boards in courses

Video Everywhere

Video Everywhere is a feature of the text editor. A new webcam icon has been added to the Content Editor that controls a user’s webcam. When activated, users can record video and upload it directly to YouTube. The feature provides the ability for faculty and students to:
  • Record a video on the fly using a webcam and have it seamlessly embedded into text through the content editor.
  • Reuse and embed previously recorded videos by choosing from one’s own “library” of videos.