This post by Eric Kunnen (“Nine Things to Like About Blackboard 9“) is a good summary of the best of version 9. My favorites are the first five he mentions:

  • Editing in place = no more clicks to the Control Panel
  • Improved user interface
  • Single, multiple, or unlimited (!) assignment submission attempts
  • Enhanced group management: can set up group assignments and faculty can set up the course so students can create their own groups (if desired); lots of other improvements here
  • New content types: blogs, journals, and wikis