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BeachBoard Update - July 5, 2012

In order to optimize BeachBoard to its full potential, it will be updated from version 9.1 to version 9.4 on July 5, 2012.

Some NEW features include:



  • Ability for instructors and students to attach up to one minute audio recording directly in Dropbox, Discussions, News, and ePortfolio (requires Flash 10.1 or later). recording audio popup window in BeachBoard


  • Discussion board participation is now included in the mobile version.
  • iPad app available for Dropbox called Assignment Grader.


  • For instructors, the "leave Feedback" interface has been redesigned to allow instructors to view documents in their browser without having to download them, and to provide grade feedback in the same location.
  • new dropbox
  • Rubrics may now be easily added to Dropbox folders for grading through the Properties tab. See our instructor Help Pages on creating Dropbox folders and Rubrics for more information.
  • Rubrics are displayed on the “Leave Feedback” page for instructors to fill out when grading.
  • new rubric
  • Users can subscribe to receive email or SMS notifications about Dropbox folders with approaching end (due) dates. See our Help Pages on Notifications for Instructors and Students for more information.
  • iPad App called Assignment Grader available.


  • For instructors, when weighting grade items in a category (that are evenly distributed), the point values now effect the weight of the item.


  • iCal synching is enabled to sync D2L course events with Outlook, Google calendar, and virtually all mobile devices.
  • Calendar may now be used as presentation tool for course content in a daily, weekly, and monthly schedule.


  •  When the Online Room is created by the instructor, the correct time zone (Pacific) will be displayed and will provide immediate access for the students and instructor to the room (if needed).

 For assistance with the updated functionalities, please drop-in to the AcTech Center in AS 120 or email

ITSS continues to test the updated functionality for technology support purposes. 



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