Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements linked to unavailable content disappear – Known issue

5/29/18 Announcements can become invisible to the instructor if they link to Content Items that are Unavailable. Here is how this issue can happen. 1. Instructor creates an Announcement that links to a Content Item 2. the instructor then edits the linked Item and sets an Availability date or similar that makes it unavailable Result: the Announcement ‘disappears’  The fix is […]

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Blackboard May 2018 Upgrade New Features

May 2018 Upgrade New Features Blackboard Ally – Ally provides instructors with an accessibility score for their content and suggests ways for improvement. Both students and faculty have automatically generated alternative versions of uploaded files, such accessible HTML,digital braille, and audio formats. Support  Blackboard Collaborate – Improve collaboration among students by adding real time face to face conferencing functionality. Support Delete Multiple […]

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Blackboard Crocodoc to BOX migration

Changes to the Inline Grading in the Blackboard Assignment Tool Blackboard’s current service for Inline Grading in the Assignment tool is a web-based tool called Crocodoc. Crocodoc allows the instructor to view and add feedback to a document without having to download the document. Box.com purchased Crocodoc in 2013 and recently announced that the service would move to the new […]

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Bb Course Analytics

Course at a Glance How to access:  Control Panel / Evaluation / Course Analytics / Course at a Glance This report provides summary information about a Blackboard course and relative information against a group of other Blackboard courses in the same academic department and type of course.  Instructors can use these reports to analyze:  How many times students access the […]

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Blackboard Retention Center

The Blackboard Retention Center helps you discover which students in your course are at risk. Based on default rules and rules you create, students’ engagement and participation are visually displayed, quickly alerting you to potential risk. From the Retention Center, you can communicate with struggling students and help them take immediate action for improvement.  The Retention Center does not automatically […]

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EAC Visual Data

What is it? EAC is an outcomes assessment tool within Blackboard that provides detailed test and item reliability statistics to improve the quality of exams, exam questions, as well as rubrics.  It also can examine student performance on learning outcomes across course and over time.  Item Analysis EAC can help determine: Exam reliability as a whole (KR20) Exam reliability based […]

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Qwickly

Qwickly Plus Cloud increases the efficiency of sharing with members of multiple courses and organizations as well as simplifying tasks that need to be done repetitively in each course. Qwickly Plus allows you to add documents, post web links, send emails, post announcements and more to multiple blackboard courses and organizations in a single module. Using Qwickly Plus Cloud Tools, […]

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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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