Category Archives: Announcements

Roles in Blackboard

Now and then we get asked about the roles in ECU’s Blackboard and the permissions that go along with the roles. The Faculty Senate Manual also has a section on standard operating procedures for access to Blackboard. Here is a list to provide an explanation: Instructor Instructors have access to all areas in the Course Control Panel. This role is […]

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Test Availability Exceptions

Test Availability Exceptions with Date/Time Availability Settings 7.14.2015 We’ve noticed something that might confuse instructors when using Test Availability Exceptions in the Test Options in Blackboard. (It is a known issue in Blackboard; we don’t know yet when the fix will be available.) SCENARIO: Instructor creates a quiz, sets date and time availability for opening on (example) 7/16/15, 11:00 AM, […]

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YouTube Mashup

5/18/15 The YouTube Mashup Tool does not work properly in Blackboard. Following are some options for adding a YouTube video to a Blackboard course: Add a YouTube URL to a content area: 1) Copy the link from YouTube, and use the “Insert/Edit Embedded Media” icon to paste that link/URL address. Please see the first screenshot. 2) If you just want […]

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Full Student View, SafeAssign Update in Bb!

One long-awaited instructor feature and one often-used tool are the topics of this post. A full and complete student view in your course, including a view of the gradebook, is now available. At last! Blackboard has a mini-video that we highly recommend watching. It’s a little over one minute in length, and it will provide a demo, plus give some hints. Please […]

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