As of December 20, 2014, UIC's Blackboard login system was upgraded to a single sign-on with other UIC apps like Google Apps, Lynda, Box, and now Blackboard Learn.
As a result of this change, the .bb accounts that faculty and staff used to preview their course sites from a student’s view were deactivated. Instead of the .bb accounts, the new Student Preview feature will automatically generate a student user within Blackboard Learn courses, thus eliminating the need for two separate accounts.
Instructors no longer need to activate a secondary account for use in Blackboard due to the new Student Preview function, which allows instructors to enroll in their Blackboard course site(s) as a student while continuing as the instructor. This allows instructors a way to accurately see what their students see and to check the validity of their calculations in the Grade Center.
February 04, 2015