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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LockDown Browser Tips for Instructors and Students

  LockDown Browser Student Tips / Need to Know Downloading Respondus – Log in to the ECU Download Center and scroll to the Respondus entry. Click the Click Here to Access Software link on the right to open the download options   The URL for downloading Respondus LockDown Browser is here: use this download link. Students must download LockDown Browser to their local computer. It is an […]

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Fall 2018 Things to Do for Instructors

Prepping for Fall 2018 Semester COURSE AVAILABILITY: How do I make my course available to students? Control Panel > Customization > Properties > Set Availability > Yes. (Please make your Fall 2017 courses unavailable, too.) Utilize Qwickly to make multiple courses/sections available at one time and/or post announcements to multiple courses! (Screenshot below.) Look for the module on your landing […]

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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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