Author Archives: Cynthia Bowers

SPRING 2017 Things to Do for Instructors

Prepping for Spring 2017 Semester Spring course shells are now available. Remember, any spring Blackboard shell and course ID ends in the number 201730 (2017 = year, 30 = spring semester). COURSE AVAILABILITY: How do I make my course available to students? Control Panel > Customization > Properties > Set Availability > Yes. (Please make your Fall 2016 courses unavailable, […]

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Lynda.com Work-Around

Update 10/5/16: Building block is NOW working. Blackboard’s building block for Lynda.com is not working as expected. The issue: Faculty are unable to embed a new Lynda.com course into a Blackboard course. Note: If you had pre-existing Lynda.com course links in your previous Bb courses, your links should still work. Lynda.com engineers are working toward a resolution. The Work-Around: As […]

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Weighted Column Does Not Display Properly

Scenario: Your Weighted Total Column has empty boxes where you normally see categories and columns. The Fix: This is nearly always remedied by clearing your browser’s cache/history. And it usually happens in Firefox. To clear your cache in Firefox or Google Chrome:   Shift+Ctrl+Delete, leave all boxes marked that are checked. For Firefox > Click “Clear Now.” For Google Chrome > […]

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Fall Semester 2016 Things to Do

Instructors: Prepping for FALL 2016 Semester     The Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions from Instructors How do I make my course available to students? Control Panel > Customization > Properties > Set Availability > Yes We (Bb Support) do not automatically make your courses available. It is up to the instructor to make the courses available to students. How do I log […]

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Notifications

6/10/16 The Notifications feature in the Global Navigation area of the Blackboard landing page is currently not working for students in Blackboard. Until the issue is resolved, students will need to go directly to their Blackboard courses to check for new announcements, gradebook updates, and new assignments. If you have questions or need assistance, please submit a Blackboard Service Request.

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Course Structure Tool in Blackboard

See our blog post for the upcoming Blackboard updates (May 9-11). Course Structure Tool in Blackboard We’ve created some sample courses using the Course Structure tool in Blackboard. If you’re new to Blackboard or open to changing your course structure to give your course a facelift or new design, give this tool some consideration. You can access the sample courses […]

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