Category Archives: Announcements

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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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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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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