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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Discussion Board Issue Spring 2017

ECU will be putting a fix in place for this issue on 2/12/17.  We are currently testing the fix on our developmental server.  Until the 12th, please use this workaround. Discussion Board Access Denied Error Message. This happens when discussion forums are no longer available, either by selecting No for availability or by choosing date/time settings during the forum setup. […]

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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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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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