Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! We hope everyone had a great summer and that you are excited for a new school year. As you may have already noticed, there has been a change to how Blackboard Learn looks, and we are very excited to share the new look, and all the new features that come with it.
New Color Pallette - Probably one the the most obvious things you will see is the new colors being used. We wanted give our school environment a new and updated look. This new color scheme is designed to be simple and uncluttered. It has also been designed to work on multiple devices, which leads us to the next change…
Adaptive Design - The new design will adapt to the size of the browser window. This means if you make your browser window narrower, you will see the layout change to remain inside the narrower width. This also means that the design is more ‘mobile friendly.’ You can now do much of the same things, no matter your platform. You can check your course announcements from your phone, read the discussion board from your tablet, and take tests from the computer. (Note: We are well aware that not all parts of Blackboard Learn are ‘mobile friendly’ yet, so we still suggest you use your computer for things like taking a test or writing a journal entry.).
New Page Layout - With the new adaptive design, we had to look at our page layout. Each tab has been reviewed and redesigned with usability across all platforms in mind.
- Our “My PAVCS” tab has been renamed to “My Courses,” and although the content was focused on your class materials, it was not limited. Now, only the things you need for your class work are seen on that page. The redundant links that we had in the first column have been removed.
- The “Our Community” tab now contains all the things that rounds out our school and makes it more than just your courses. Check out the ‘Organization Catalog’ to join a club, or click on the ‘guidance’ link to connect with your guidance department. If you are already a member of an organization, you will find them listed in your “My Organizations” box.
- The top ‘tab area’ has been reduced to allow more room for the content on which you are working.