Monthly Archives: December 2011

Blackboard Catalyst Awards

If you believe your Blackboard course is innovative, well-organized, and promotes engagement among your students — and is worthy of exemplary status — consider submitting your course to Blackboard, Inc. for their Catalyst Award nominations. On their website, you can also access past winners/courses. Submissions begin December 1, 2011. Categories are: Community Collaboration, Exemplary Courses, Innovative Development, Mobile Innovation, Staff […]

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9/7/2011 10:57am – Blackboard is down

9/7/2011 12:21 This issue has been fixed. 9/7/2011 10:58am ECU Faculty and Students – We are currently experiencing problems with the Blackboard platform.  After some initial diagnostics we felt it was better to take the platform offline while we fix the issue that you are currently experiencing.  Many of you have received calls about failed tests or content that is […]

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Blackboard Issues

5/17/2011 During the upgrade process, the course collapse settings were reset to default values, which means they are no longer linked together. We have been informed that the best course of action is to restore from backup as of Blackboard update regarding collapsing courses into one section. We are asking that you RE-SUBMIT any section collapse requests that you need […]

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Blackboard Course Purge on 4/14/2011

Hello Blackboard Faculty – On 4/14/2011 (extended from 4/08/11) we will be purging a good amount of ECU Blackboard sites.  We are doing so to keep within our storage limits and business policy of keeping only 2 years worth of Blackboard sites in our production system.  Some of you may want to save some of your 2007, 2008 and Spring […]

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Blackboard 9 Video Tutorials – Grade Center, Tests and the Assignment Tool

The launch date of Blackboard 9 is rapidly approaching ( May 2011)  You may be interested in the quick video tutorials Blackboard has developed to help you get  familiar with Blackboard 9 environment.  The videos below cover the Grade Center, Create Tests, the Assignment Tool and Student Performance. Assessing Learners Grade Center Customizing the Grade Center View! Creating Smart Views! […]

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Blackboard 9 Video Tutorials – Communicating & Collaborating

The launch date of Blackboard 9 is rapidly approaching.  You may be interested in the quick video tutorials Blackboard has developed to help get instructors familiar with Blackboard 9.  There are 3 different parts: Understanding  & Building your Course, Communicating & Collaborating, and Assessing Learners. Communicating & Collaborating Using the Discussion Board Grading a Discussion Board Forum! Grading a Discussion […]

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Blackboard 9 Video Tutorials – Understanding and Building Content

The launch date of Blackboard 9 is rapidly approaching.  You may be interested in the quick video tutorials Blackboard has developed to help get instructors familiar with Blackboard 9.  There are 3 different parts: Understanding & Building your Course, Communicating & Collaborating, and Assessing Learners. Understanding  & Building Your Course Your Course Environment – New! Select the Page Where Users […]

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