Blackboard Updates

Significant Change to Force Completion Functionality

When force completion is turned on the Timer function is automatically set to 60 minutes and auto submit is turned on.
Instructors can change the amount of time. Auto Submit cannot be turned off.  This can cause issues in any test using Force Completion especially if also using our online proctoring. We strongly discourage using Force Completion with proctoring.

If a test being given in the future is presently set to use Force Completion and the instructor goes to Edit > Test Options the timer and auto submit will be engaged. Instructors need to check the timer and auto submit to make sure the settings are as desired. 

Any questions, please contact MercerOnline at

May 2024 – 3900.91 Release

The May 2024 - 3900.91 release is robust with features in 9 areas:

  • Competency based education;
  • Tests and assignments;
  • Flexible grading;
  • Gradebook;
  • Learner progression and personalized experience;
  • Integrations;
  • Learn core and security;
  • Mobile App;
  • Upgrade to Ultra.

These improvements impact instructors, students, and everyone. Some features do require administrative action.


Instructors and Students:

All users: