Monthly Archives: April 2013

Safe Assignment Tool

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 […]

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Blackboard Planned downtime 2/13/03 6:00am-6:15am

Downtime: Blackboard, Piratedrive and Medical Images through Centricity When: Wednesday, February 13  /  6:00am – 6:15am   The following systems will be unavailable on Wednesday morning from 6:00am till 6:15am while we perform necessary maintenance: -Blackboard -Piratedrive -Medical Images through Centricity To check the authenticity of this e-mail: Visit, and click on the “Help Desk” link under the “MyLinks” […]

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Assessment Creation Best Practices and Information

Hello Everyone – Below you will see a list of tutorials and best practices for both building and taking Blackboard exams.  If you ever experience any issues with students taking your Blackboard exams please report these problems asap to either Matt Long (, Cindy Bowers (, or Allen Dennis (  When reporting these issues please include the following: Course ID Test […]

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