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Blackboard Downtime for Maintenance 5/8 8am – 5/10 5pm

Upgrade Dates: 5/8 – 5/10 Blackboard will be unavailable from Monday, May 8th at 8:00am to Wednesday, May 10th at 5:00pm for scheduled maintenance. Blackboard Support Team New Features (faculty features)  Drag and Drop – When instructors create content items, assignments, and web links, they can drag files from their computers to the “hot spot” in the Attach Files area. Students […]

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May 2017 Blackboard Upgrade

Upgrade Dates: 5/8 – 5/10 During this upgrade Bb will not be available.  New Features Drag and Drop – When instructors create content items, assignments, and web links, they can drag files from their computers to the “hot spot” in the Attach Files area. Students can also drag files to upload when they submit assignments. Submission Receipts – instructors can keep track […]

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Bb Downtime 2/12/17

Blackboard Maintenance Downtime on 2/12/17 6:05pm 2/12/17 Downtime Information. Planned downtime window was from 8am – noon. Blackboard was down until 940pm. The 9hrs and 40min timeframe was unexpected and not planned. Blackboard is still unavailable due to issues with the update this morning. Technicians are working with support to resolve as soon as possible. To check the authenticity of […]

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Discussion Board Issue Spring 2017

ECU will be putting a fix in place for this issue on 2/12/17.  We are currently testing the fix on our developmental server.  Until the 12th, please use this workaround. Discussion Board Access Denied Error Message. This happens when discussion forums are no longer available, either by selecting No for availability or by choosing date/time settings during the forum setup. […]

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Introducing, QWICKLY !

What is Qwickly? Qwickly is a user-centric productivity platform for Blackboard.  Qwickly allows faculty to make courses available, send emails, post announcements, and post content to multiple courses at once. We are confident that this will be a huge time saver for those teaching many courses or multiple sections of the same course. Qwickly was designed to dramatically simplify the workflow […]

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Blackboard Avatar Workaround

The avatar feature in Bb has been turned off since the May upgrade because the latest version of the tool could potentially share ECU user IDs/email addresses to Bb 3rd party vendors. We don’t want that sharing feature, so we turned it off.  The workaround below allows faculty and students to add avatars BUT does have some limitations. First off, […]

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New Yammer Login Process Faculty and Students

Yammer Login Information Starting on 7/5/2016 faculty, staff and students will be required to use the following URL’s to login to Yammer. Faculty –  pirates365.ecu.edu to login to Yammer.  The old login URL will auto redirect to this new login URL. Once you login you will notice a Yammer pane. Click this pane to move inside the Yammer environment. Students – […]

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5/9/16 – 5/11/16 Blackboard Planned Maintenance

You have been redirected to this page because Blackboard is in the middle of a planned downtime.     New Features: Announcement Date Restriction Default – When creating an announcement, “Not Date Restricted” is now selected by default. Escaping Special Characters – When a user uploads a file to Learn and the filename contains special characters (such as / \ : ? […]

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