May 2017 Blackboard Upgrade

Upgrade Dates: 5/8 – 5/11 New Features Drag and Drop – When instructors create content items, assignments, and web links, they can drag files from their computers to the “hot spot” in the Attach Files area. Students can also drag files to upload when they submit assignments. Submission Receipts – instructors can keep track of all student submissions, regardless of whether the […]

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Bb Downtime 2/12/17

Blackboard Maintenance Downtime on 2/12/17 6:05pm 2/12/17 Downtime Information. Planned downtime window was from 8am – noon. Blackboard was down until 940pm. The 9hrs and 40min timeframe was unexpected and not planned. Blackboard is still unavailable due to issues with the update this morning. Technicians are working with support to resolve as soon as possible. To check the authenticity of […]

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Discussion Board Issue Spring 2017

ECU will be putting a fix in place for this issue on 2/12/17.  We are currently testing the fix on our developmental server.  Until the 12th, please use this workaround. Discussion Board Access Denied Error Message. This happens when discussion forums are no longer available, either by selecting No for availability or by choosing date/time settings during the forum setup. […]

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SPRING 2017 Things to Do for Instructors

Prepping for Spring 2017 Semester Spring course shells are now available. Remember, any spring Blackboard shell and course ID ends in the number 201730 (2017 = year, 30 = spring semester). COURSE AVAILABILITY: How do I make my course available to students? Control Panel > Customization > Properties > Set Availability > Yes. (Please make your Fall 2016 courses unavailable, […]

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