To ECU Faculty who use SafeAssign in Blackboard -
On April 8th some Blackboard customers submitted helpdesk tickets stating that the Safe Assignment tool was slow to check student submissions. I have done some local testing today (April 9th) and the tool seems to be working normally with speedy file checks. Keep in mind that Safe Assignment is a Blackboard hosted and managed tool so if submission checks do slow down we need to contact the vendor to see what can be done to fix this problem. At times in the past Safe Assignment has slowed down during midterm and finals because of the amount of files being submitted and checked by all of Bb customers. In recent semesters this has not been an issue.
Note: Once or twice during the semester, please check if you need to Synchronize SafeAssignment. It’s very quick: Control Panel > Course Tools > SafeAssign > SafeAssignments > if you see a yellow bar to the right of your screen that says Synchronize this Course, please do so. It simply synchronizes the papers in the course with the SafeAssign central database, ensuring the correct associations exist between the course and the central database. This is especially pertinent to courses that have been copied from semester to semester. SafeAssign is a building block added to Blackboard.
If you do notice any slowness this semester, please contact the ECU helpdesk ASAP at https://ecu.edu/9866 or call 252-328-9866 .
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