Monthly Archives: December 2009

Holiday Break 2009

Hello All –

I will be away from my laptop and mostly off the internet through the 28th of December.  If you have recently sent in a copy content request we will process it when we get back. I will be sending out information on training, new features, work arounds and known issues in regard to Bb 8 once I get back to work.  I hope you all have a great winter break.  Enjoy yourself !!!

– Matt Long

Blackboard Upgrade Update

Hello All –
The Blackboard team will not be processing any course requests after 12/15/09 UNTIL AFTER the upgrade.  We are going to use next Wed, Thurs and Friday to test out the course collapse tool and the snapshot process on our new Blackboard 8 system that you will see after the 22nd, after the upgrade.  So, if you have a request please enter it in between now and late Tues.  If you have any questions please feel free to email or call me.

To review:

  • Bb team will not be copying content starting on 12/15 UNTIL AFTER the upgrade
  • Bb team will not be collapsing courses starting on 12/15 UNTIL AFTER the upgrade
  • Bb team updating faculty enrollments starting on 12/15 UNTIL AFTER the upgrade
  • Student enrollments start AFTER the upgrade

Training on the Gradebook Center. 01/07/2010 in Bate 1032

Hello ECU Blackboard Faculty –
I will be holding 4 demonstrations of the new Blackboard gradebook (now called the Gradebook Center) on 01/07/2010 in Bate 1032.  To sign up please login to Onestop and search for “Overview of the New Gradebook Center – Bate 1032 on 1/7/2010“.
Here are the times of the 4 demos.

  • 10am-11am
  • 11am-noon
  • 1pm-2pm
  • 2pm-3pm

Here are some features that will be covered.

  • Freeze panel option
  • Auto dropping of grades
  • Gradebook History Feature
  • Emailing your students directly from your gradebook
  • Gradebook Views – Creating “views” for each section if you collapse multiple sections into one Bb course
  • New ways to weight the gradebook

I encourage you to bring  your colleages and any support staff within your unit.  We will be holding more in-depth training thoughout the Spring 2010 semester so this will not be the last time to see this demonstration.