A Blackboard email issue was identified and resolved on 5/28/13. If you sent an email(s) from your Blackboard course between 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 26, and 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, the emails were not sent. You will need to resend any email messages that were sent during this timeframe. We apologize for any inconvenience.
With the recent upgrade from Service Pack 7 to 9, one of the new features pertaining to the Course Copy process is a message to instructors, letting you know that the copy process is in the works or “waiting.” Please see the screenshot below. This is normal, and you will see this message before you get the email saying the course copy process is complete. At the beginning of the semester when many instructors are building their courses and doing course copies at the same time, expect a delay. Importantly, do not repeat the copy process or you will duplicate content and that will require cleanup to delete redundant content items. Log out/log in or refresh your course now and then to watch for the content to appear. Or, wait until you receive the email telling you the copy process is complete.
The Course Copy tool is available under the Control Panel in Blackboard. Go into your source (or past) course to Packages and Utilities > Course Copy. From there, you will choose your destination (or current) course and be able to choose all of the content areas and tools to be included in the copy. (Do not include Enrollments at the bottom of the page – those are enrollments from the past course.)
Do you need instructions for doing your own course copy and /or section merge? Video or PDF instructions
Hello ECU Faculty, Staff and Students – [Blackboard is back up as of 5/13/2013, 4 pm]
You have been redirected to this page because ECU’s Blackboard system is currently down for a small upgrade. The planned downtime window is from 5/11/13 (12:30pm) through 5/13/13 (5pm). During this downtime anyone who attempts to access https://blackboard.ecu.edu will be re directed to this blog post.
The upgrade will be a minor one for faculty and students. To learn about the new features that you will see after the upgrade is complete please visit this blog post.
If you have any questions at all regarding the downtime feel free to email email@example.com . If you have any general Bb questions or other questions I would encourage you to enter a helpdesk ticket at https://ecu.edu/9866
- Blackboard will be down from 5/11 (12:30pm) – 5/13 (5pm)
- New Service Pack 9 features are HERE
- Questions or concerns about the upgrade? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
– Blackboard Support Team