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How to Use the New Box Inline Grading in the Blackboard Assignment Tool

Blackboard’s Inline Grading in the Assignment tool is now Powered by Box (starting Spring 2018 semester). The new Box View offers several improvements over Crocodoc, including improved rendering fidelity, expanded support for new file types including video and images and printing functionality.    Here is a side-by-side comparison of Crocodocs vs the new Box view: As you can see the […]

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Blackboard Outcomes

Blackboard Outcomes Outcomes Assessment extracts direct evidence of student learning from Blackboard Learn courses. By collecting student-submitted assignments from existing courses and facilitating a rubric-based secondary evaluation of them, institutions can demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes. Outcomes Assessment provides a powerful dashboard for the overview and management of evidence collection, goals management, assessment-related, rubrics, and organizations for assessment collaboration. It automates […]

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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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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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LDB Essentials for Instructors

For Instructors: Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) Essentials  LockDown Browser (LDB) is a product of Respondus, and is a secure browser designed to cut down on cheating when students are taking tests online. When using the browser (LDB), students cannot print screen, access email, search the web, open new tabs, etc.  Please view this short video from Respondus to get an overview […]

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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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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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