Category Archives: Blackboard General

BB Upgrade coming!

Some of you signed up for the Pilot but others will have to wait until Summer to take advantage of the new features!  To highlight a few, you will be able to drag and drop grade center columns directly in … Continue reading

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Blackboard Course Purge! October 16, 2013!

Every year old courses are purged from Blackboard. This is done to stay within storage goals and business policy of keeping only two years of Blackboard sites in the production system.  In a few short weeks, Blackboard Admins will be … Continue reading

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In case you haven’t been back since Spring Semester 2013

Per ITCS’ Blackboard Blog – Blackboard Learn, Version 9.1, Service Pack 9 (SP9) includes a new look and feel that will enhance the experience for instructors, students, and administrators. Users already familiar with Bb 9.1 will be pleased with the … Continue reading

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Did you take my challenge? Try the Blackboard Blitz!

I offered a summer challenge last week to try something new. Answer these questions about your Blackboard course and try baby steps by making some changes in you BB course! Have you added a banner?  Have you changed the color … Continue reading

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New BB Features Coming this Summer – Auto Regrading

There are a few but wanted to highlight one of the neatest “Auto Regrading”! Instructors can now fix problematic questions by simply editing the invalid question directly and having all necessary updates flow automatically to the Grade Center.  Check out … Continue reading

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Mash ups or making sure your YouTube link is the right one!

There is a neat tool in Blackboard for adding YouTube videos, SlideShare Presentations or Flickr Photos – the MASHUP TOOL!  When adding the aforementioned content just click on the build content button and select your Mashup!  When select YouTube you … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Lockdown Browser and Update!

Update on lockdown browser is “That pesky second popup box that students would see with a jumbled password is gone.” Having problems with LDB?  Here are some troubleshooting tips, additional info can be found by clicking on this link Usually, … Continue reading

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Blackboard Purge!

Blackboard administrators will be purging Summer 2009 and Spring 2010. The deadline to save your past courses is June 22nd, 2012.” http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/blackboard/blog/2012/05/08/notice-purging-old-courses-how-to-archive-your-courses/

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Coming soon to a site near you!

*First, the much-anticipated and popular notifications setting where announcements are sent to email will be enabled. * Secondly, you will have the option to have students’ exams auto-submitted once the time limit has been reached. * Thirdly, the rubrics tool … Continue reading

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RSS Feeds in Blackboard

Check out the opening page in the Allied Health Blackboard Course.  I have added RSS feeds, click on the RSS menu item to find out how to add this neat feature to your course.  Or contact our office for assistance.

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